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LL Cool J

Hip-Hop Artist, Host of "Lip Sync Battle" & Actor Known For "NCIS"

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 LL Cool J Biography

Born James Todd Smith on Long Island, New York, LL Cool J is a nickname that stands for "Ladies Love Cool James." LL Cool J signed to fledgling hip-hop label Def Jam Records in 1984. After a string of hits — included on albums like "Bigger and Deffer," "Walking with a Panther,"" Mama Said Knock You Out," "14 Shots to the Dome" and "Mr. Smith" — LL turned to acting, appearing in movies like "B.A.P.S.," "Halloween H2O" and "Any Given Sunday." In 2009, he began his run on the popular investigative series "NCIS: Los Angeles," and in 2015 he became the host of "Lip Sync Battle," a popular spin-off of a bit first introduced on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

LL Cool J's second album was 1987's "Bigger and Deffer," which was produced by DJ Pooh and the L.A. Posse. This stands as one of his biggest-selling career albums, having sold in excess of two million copies in the United States alone. It spent 11 weeks at #1 on Billboard's R&B albums chart and also reached #3 on the Billboard's Pop albums chart. In 1990, LL released "Mama Said Knock You Out," his fourth studio album. The Marley Marl produced album received critical acclaim and eventually went double Platinum, selling over two million copies according to the RIAA. "Mama Said Knock You Out" marked a turning point in LL Cool J's career, as he proved to critics his ability to stay relevant and hard-edged despite the misgivings of his previous album. LL won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1992 for the title track. The album's immense success propelled Mama Said Knock You Out to be LL's top selling album of his career (as of 2002) and solidified his status as a hip-hop icon.

LL Cool J has received special recognition for his many talents. In January 2016, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In December 2017, he became the first rapper to earn recognition at the annual Kennedy Center Honors, America’s highest achievement for a performer.

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LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle: A Full-Circle Guide to Developing Your Mind, Body, and Soul

LL Cool J's Platinum 360 Diet and Lifestyle: A Full-Circle Guide to Developing Your Mind, Body, and Soul

LL Cool J's Platinum Workout: Sculpt Your Best Body Ever with Hollywood's Fittest Star

LL Cool J's Platinum Workout: Sculpt Your Best Body Ever with Hollywood's Fittest Star

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    Booking fees for LL Cool J, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire LL Cool J, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like LL Cool J for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book LL Cool J for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent LL Cool J or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for LL Cool J or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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LL Cool J

Hip-Hop Artist, Host of "Lip Sync Battle" & Actor Known For "NCIS"

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LL Cool J Biography

Born James Todd Smith on Long Island, New York, LL Cool J is a nickname that stands for "Ladies Love Cool James." LL Cool J signed to fledgling hip-hop label Def Jam Records in 1984. After a string of hits — included on albums like "Bigger and Deffer," "Walking with a Panther,"" Mama Said Knock You Out," "14 Shots to the Dome" and "Mr. Smith" — LL turned to acting, appearing in movies like "B.A.P.S.," "Halloween H2O" and "Any Given Sunday." In 2009, he began his run on the popular investigative series "NCIS: Los Angeles," and in 2015 he became the host of "Lip Sync Battle," a popular spin-off of a bit first introduced on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

LL Cool J's second album was 1987's "Bigger and Deffer," which was produced by DJ Pooh and the L.A. Posse. This stands as one of his biggest-selling career albums, having sold in excess of two million copies in the United States alone. It spent 11 weeks at #1 on Billboard's R&B albums chart and also reached #3 on the Billboard's Pop albums chart. In 1990, LL released "Mama Said Knock You Out," his fourth studio album. The Marley Marl produced album received critical acclaim and eventually went double Platinum, selling over two million copies according to the RIAA. "Mama Said Knock You Out" marked a turning point in LL Cool J's career, as he proved to critics his ability to stay relevant and hard-edged despite the misgivings of his previous album. LL won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1992 for the title track. The album's immense success propelled Mama Said Knock You Out to be LL's top selling album of his career (as of 2002) and solidified his status as a hip-hop icon.

LL Cool J has received special recognition for his many talents. In January 2016, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In December 2017, he became the first rapper to earn recognition at the annual Kennedy Center Honors, America’s highest achievement for a performer.

LL Cool J Videos

  • LL Cool J on success behind his show 'NCIS' | The View
    The rapper and actor discusses his career and hit show “NCIS.”
  • LL Cool J Breaks Down Business, Battling and Def Jam to The Grammy’s
    Hip-Hop legend LL Cool J tells classic stories of his career about Mike Tyson, Jay-Z, Harlem gangsters Alpo and Rich Porter and more.
  • LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen present "The Syncies" | Lip Sync Battle
    It's the first ever Syncies! LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen honor the most outrageous, funniest, and touching moments on Lip Sync Battle - with a...

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  • How to book LL Cool J?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like LL Cool J for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for LL Cool J, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for LL Cool J or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book LL Cool J?

    Booking fees for LL Cool J, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire LL Cool J, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for LL Cool J?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like LL Cool J for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book LL Cool J for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent LL Cool J or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for LL Cool J or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

LL Cool J is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book LL Cool J for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. LL Cool J generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Spike Lee, Montel Williams, Tyrese Gibson, Sandra Bernhard and Vanessa Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling LL Cool J for an upcoming event.

LL Cool J Speaker Videos

  • LL Cool J on success behind his show 'NCIS' | The View
    The rapper and actor discusses his career and hit show “NCIS.”
    LL Cool J Breaks Down Business, Battling and Def Jam to The Grammy’s
    Hip-Hop legend LL Cool J tells classic stories of his career about Mike Tyson, Jay-Z, Harlem gangsters Alpo and Rich Porter and more.
  • LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen present "The Syncies" | Lip Sync Battle
    It's the first ever Syncies! LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen honor the most outrageous, funniest, and touching moments on Lip Sync Battle - with a special appearance from none other than John Legend!
    What Does LL Cool J's Wife Call Him?
    The multi-talented LL Cool J tells Katie Couric how he got his famous name, and what his wife REALLY calls him at home!

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  • An Evening With LL Cool J

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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