This week, the release of LL Cool J’s latest single “Rachet” and Fat Joe’s “Instagram that H**" have generated debate around the internet as to whether the two artists seem credible making the kind of music that has been successful for their much younger counterparts. Both songs seem to be pandering to the teenage audience that likes artists like Drake, LI’l Wayne, Rick Ross and Nicki MInaj, but for each of them, the songs seem out of place given their age and past success. LL, born James Todd Smith in Queens, N.Y. put his rap career on the back burner some years ago to carve out a lucrative niche in films and TV. He’s currently starring on “NCIS: Los Angeles,” part of the CBS ratings juggernaut of crime procedurals.


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4 thoughts on “LL Cool J: I’m Not Republican

  1. Gary Coleman on said:

    Why are you happy that cool j voted for Obama? Is it because he’s a magnificent black person or is it because he is doing such a fine job with our us economy?

  2. dcrens on said:

    I’m glad to hear that he’s voting for Obama. The Grio has him listed as a Romney supporter. Either way, I have always loved his work (Acting or Rap).

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