Happy 53rd birthday to hip hop legend LL Cool J

Hip Hop pioneer James Todd Smith, a.k.a. LL Cool J, was born on Long Island, New York, January 14, 1968.

LL Cool J has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations. His twelfth album Exit 13 (2008), was his last for his long-tenured deal with Def Jam Recordings.

LL Cool J has appeared in numerous films, including In Too Deep, Deep Blue Sea, Any Given Sunday, S.W.A.T., Mindhunters, and more. He currently plays NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna in the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles.

A two-time Grammy Award winner, LL Cool J is known for hip hop hits such as “Going Back to Cali”, “I’m Bad”, “The Boomin’ System”, “Rock the Bells”, and “Mama Said Knock You Out”.

Happy born day to one of the greatest hip hop artist.