Tag: Def Jam Recordings

MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT by LL Cool J

Released August 1990 Def Jam Recordings After his blistering debut RADIO was released in 1985, LL Cool J followed that up with 1987’s BIGGER AND DEFFER which established him as a mainstream rap star. In 1989 he released WALKING WITH A PANTHER, a double-album. While commercially successful, and containing several hits, including the classic GOING…

BIGGER AND DEFFER by LL Cool J

Released June 2, 1987 Def Jam Records A little under 2 years after his debut album RADIO, a now 19-year old LL Cool J released his 2nd album, Bigger And Deffer (BAD, get it?). By this time producer Rick Rubin had left Def Jam to go off and form his own new company, so LL…

“RADIO” by LL Cool J

Released November 18,1985 Def Jam Recordings Just about two months shy of his 18th birthday, LL Cool J exploded on the hip-hop scene like an atomic bomb when he released his debut album on Def Jam Recordings. There was nothing like him before this. I remember an early interview with Run, of Run-DMC, where he…