LL Cool J

12.13.17

Your Stepdad Picked Most of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Again

Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, the Cars, and Nina Simone make up the Class of 2018, with Sister Rosetta Tharpe receiving the Award for Early Influence.

10.5.17

Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, and LL Cool J Among Rock Hall Nominees

Kate Bush, MC5, and Bon Jovi are also nominated for the class of 2018. And, as ever, there's a lot of weird snubs.

2.9.17

LL Cool J Was the Grammys Host That James Corden Could Never Be

Six-time host LL was not the host we wanted, he was the host we deserved.

11.13.15

Still Kicking It, 25 Years Later: A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg Takes Us Back to 1990

When 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' was released, he was living with his grandma, hitting up roller skating rinks, and hanging out at The Music Factory in Queens.

9.17.15

Head to Photoville in Brooklyn to See Some Incredible Music Photography

Legendary photographer Janette Beckman's curated Dirty & Dirty—an exhibition of iconic, must-see music photography.

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7.15.15

What in the Hell Is 'NCIS,' and Why Is It So Popular?

It's the second most watched scripted show on television, but no one under 50 knows anything about it.

4.15.15

See Rare Photos of The Police, LL Cool J, & More in a New Photography Exhibition

Legendary photographer Lynn Goldsmith's snapshots come center-stage in 'Streets of NYC' at Morrison Hotel Gallery Soho.

3.2.15

Kim Gordon Is a Badass Feminist Rock Goddess

The former Sonic Youth cofounder, frontwoman, and bassist on her bestselling new memoir, Girl in a Band, writing songs about Karen Carpenter and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and LL Cool J's surprising favorite rock band.

12.30.14

Best of Noisey 2014: Russell Simmons X Rick Rubin On the Birth of Def Jam Recordings

The unmissable story of Def Jam, as told by their two founders!

9.9.14

“It Was a Beautiful Thing:" Danceteria and the Birth of Madonna

Madonna wasn’t born in a board room but in the “a creative cauldron” of New York’s legendary club where LL Cool J worked the elevators, Sade tended bar and worlds of music, art and fashion collided like never before—or since.

6.9.14

T.I., LL Cool J, and Hugh Jackman Rapping "The Music Man" Together Is a Thing That Exists

We've got Trouble Man in river city. Trouble starts with a T, that ends with an I, and that stands for T.I.

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