James Todd Smith known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American hip hop recording artist, rapper, musician, record producer, actor, author, and entrepreneur from Hollis, Queens. With the breakthrough success of his hit single "I Need a Beat" and the Radio LP, LL Cool J became one of the first hip-hop acts to achieve mainstream success along with Kurtis Blow and Run-D.M.C..
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The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by his old friend JackO to discuss the grim outlook for the 2020 MLB season and the ESPN 30-for-30 'Long Gone Summer' (2:45). Then Bill is joined by Grammy-winning rapper, actor, and entrepreneur LL Cool J to discuss historical hip-hop, the Rock the Bells brand, Kobe Bryant, Lakers greats, the original GOAT, set stories from 'Any Given Sunday,' and more (44:13). Finally, in an excerpt from the 'Flying Coach' podcast, Steve Kerr and Pete Carroll talk with NBA champion and coach Doc Rivers about growing up in Chicago, dealing with racism, and sharing stories with the Clippers team during the Donald Sterling scandal (1:30:24).
LL Cool J looks back on the confidence it took to debut his first album over 30 years ago and the success of his show NCIS: Los Angeles. Plus, 14-year-old mixed-ish star Arica Himmel discusses her breakout role in the hit sitcom. In Hot Topics, the co-hosts weigh in on T.I. saying his comments on his daughter’s virginity were misconstrued and more.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jan 14th, 1968
Episode Count
7
Podcast Count
6
Total Airtime
5 hours, 40 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 181693