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Abidjan is the economic capital of Côte d'Ivoire and is one of the most populous French-speaking cities in Africa.
The Akan are a meta-ethnicity predominantly speaking Central Tano languages and residing in the southern regions of the former Gold Coast region in what is today the nation of Ghana.
"All I Have" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez, featuring American rapper LL Cool J. Written by Lopez, Makeba Riddick, Curtis Richardson, and Ron G and produced by Cory Rooney, Ron G, and Dave McPherson, it was released on December 14, 2002 as the second single from Lopez's third studio album, This Is Me... Then (2002).
All That is an American live-action, sketch comedy-variety show created by Dan Schneider, Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin, which originally aired on the Nickelodeon cable television network from April 16, 1994, to October 22, 2005, lasting ten seasons.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer.
American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Ameriie Mi Marie Rogers (born January 12, 1980), known professionally as Ameriie (formerly Amerie), is an American singer, songwriter, author, actress and record producer.
An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that can increase the power of a signal (a time-varying voltage or current).
AMyth was an R&B vocal quartet from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, formed in 1995 while the members were students at Southern University.
Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American sports drama film directed by Oliver Stone depicting a fictional professional American football team.
The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache, is a free and open-source cross-platform web server, released under the terms of Apache License 2.0.
Arabic (العَرَبِيَّة) or (عَرَبِيّ) or) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia in the east to the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula. Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage comprising 30 modern varieties, including its standard form, Modern Standard Arabic, which is derived from Classical Arabic. As the modern written language, Modern Standard Arabic is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media. The two formal varieties are grouped together as Literary Arabic (fuṣḥā), which is the official language of 26 states and the liturgical language of Islam. Modern Standard Arabic largely follows the grammatical standards of Classical Arabic and uses much of the same vocabulary. However, it has discarded some grammatical constructions and vocabulary that no longer have any counterpart in the spoken varieties, and has adopted certain new constructions and vocabulary from the spoken varieties. Much of the new vocabulary is used to denote concepts that have arisen in the post-classical era, especially in modern times. During the Middle Ages, Literary Arabic was a major vehicle of culture in Europe, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy. As a result, many European languages have also borrowed many words from it. Arabic influence, mainly in vocabulary, is seen in European languages, mainly Spanish and to a lesser extent Portuguese, Valencian and Catalan, owing to both the proximity of Christian European and Muslim Arab civilizations and 800 years of Arabic culture and language in the Iberian Peninsula, referred to in Arabic as al-Andalus. Sicilian has about 500 Arabic words as result of Sicily being progressively conquered by Arabs from North Africa, from the mid 9th to mid 10th centuries. Many of these words relate to agriculture and related activities (Hull and Ruffino). Balkan languages, including Greek and Bulgarian, have also acquired a significant number of Arabic words through contact with Ottoman Turkish. Arabic has influenced many languages around the globe throughout its history. Some of the most influenced languages are Persian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Bosnian, Kazakh, Bengali, Hindi, Malay, Maldivian, Indonesian, Pashto, Punjabi, Tagalog, Sindhi, and Hausa, and some languages in parts of Africa. Conversely, Arabic has borrowed words from other languages, including Greek and Persian in medieval times, and contemporary European languages such as English and French in modern times. Classical Arabic is the liturgical language of 1.8 billion Muslims and Modern Standard Arabic is one of six official languages of the United Nations. All varieties of Arabic combined are spoken by perhaps as many as 422 million speakers (native and non-native) in the Arab world, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world. Arabic is written with the Arabic alphabet, which is an abjad script and is written from right to left, although the spoken varieties are sometimes written in ASCII Latin from left to right with no standardized orthography.
"Around the Way Girl" is a hit single by LL Cool J from his 1990 album Mama Said Knock You Out.
In sound recording and reproduction, audio mixing is the process of combining multitrack recordings into a final mono, stereo or surround sound product.
Authentic is the thirteenth studio album by American hip hop recording artist LL Cool J. The album was released on April 30, 2013, by S-BRO Music Group, 429 Records.
B*A*P*S is a 1997 comedy film written by Troy Beyer, directed by Robert Townsend, and starring Halle Berry and Martin Landau.
"Back Seat (of My Jeep)" is a song by LL Cool J, released as a single on June 1, 1993, for Def Jam Recordings, taken from his fifth album 14 Shots to the Dome.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
Bay Shore is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the Town of Islip, Suffolk County, New York, United States.
The Beastie Boys were an American rap rock band from New York City, formed in 1979.
The BET Hip Hop Awards are an annual awards show, airing on BET, showcasing hip hop performers, producers and music video directors.
Big Fun in the Big Town is a Dutch music documentary made by the VPRO in 1986.
Bigger and Deffer (BAD) is the second studio album by rapper LL Cool J and is remembered most for containing the first commercially successful "rap ballad", "I Need Love".
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States.
The Billboard Music Award is an honor given by Billboard, a publication and music popularity chart covering the music business.
The Black Reel Awards, or "BRAs", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Foundation for the Augmentation of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) to recognize excellence of African-Americans, as well as the cinematic achievements of the African diaspora, in the global film industry, as assessed by the Foundation’s voting membership.
The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards was a film awards ceremony, founded by Blockbuster Inc., that ran from 1995 until 2001.
Boogie Down Productions was a hip hop group, originally composed of KRS-One, D-Nice, and DJ Scott La Rock.
A boombox is a transistorized portable music player featuring one or two cassette tape recorder/players and AM/FM radio, generally with a carrying handle.
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies.
Germaine Williams (born December 9, 1974), better known by his stage name Canibus, is a Jamaican born-American rapper and actor.
Carson Jones Daly (born June 22, 1973) is an American television host, radio personality, producer, and television personality.
Caught Up is a 1998 American crime-drama film written and directed by Darin Scott.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.
CeCe Moore (born 1969) is a genetic genealogist who has appeared on TV shows such as Finding Your Roots, 20/20, The Doctors, The Dr. Oz Show and CBS This Morning and is the genetic genealogy consultant for Finding Your Roots and Genealogy Roadshow.
Marcus Vest, known by his stage name Seven Aurelius is an American singer, songwriter, and producer.
Charlie's Angels is a 2000 American action comedy film that is based on the television series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts.
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Columbia Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
A concert is a live music performance in front of an audience.
A concert tour (or simply tour) is a series of concerts by an artist or group of artists in different cities, countries or locations.
"Control Myself" is a song by American rapper LL Cool J from his twelfth album, Todd Smith (2006).
A crossover is the placement of two or more otherwise discrete fictional characters, settings, or universes into the context of a single story.
"Days Are Forgotten" is a song by British rock band Kasabian.
Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 American science fiction horror film directed by Renny Harlin.
Deep Blue Sea is the soundtrack to the 1999 science fiction thriller film Deep Blue Sea.
Def Jam Recordings is an American record label focused predominantly on hip hop and urban music, owned by Universal Music Group (UMG).
Deliver Us from Eva is a 2003 American romantic comedy film starring LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union, revolving around LL's character Ray being paid to date a troublesome young lady named Eva (Union).
A demo (from "demonstration") is a song or group of songs recorded for limited circulation or reference use rather than for general public release.
Diana Ernestine Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Keith Grayson (born August 14, 1966), professionally known as DJ Kay Slay, is an American hip hop disc jockey (DJ) from New York City.
Mark Jordan (born June 29, 1966 in Los Angeles, California), better known by his stage name DJ Pooh is an American record producer, voice actor, rapper, screenwriter, actor and film director.
Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), known professionally as DMX, is an American rapper and actor.
"Doin It" is the second single from LL Cool J's sixth album, Mr. Smith, and was released on February 20, 1996 for Def Jam Recordings.
Dru Hill is an American R&B group, most popular during the 1990s, whose repertoire included soul, hip hop soul and gospel music.
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (born January 26, 1955) is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer.
Edison (also known as Edison Force in the United States), is a 2005 American thriller film written and directed by David J. Burke, and starring Morgan Freeman, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake and Kevin Spacey.
An enthronement is a ceremony of inauguration, involving a person—usually a monarch or religious leader—being formally seated for the first time upon their throne.
Exit 13 is the twelfth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J. It was released on September 9, 2008 on the record label Def Jam Recordings.
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a documentary television series hosted by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. that airs on PBS.
The Fox Broadcasting Company (often shortened to Fox and stylized as FOX) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand (born September 6, 1978), better known by her stage name Foxy Brown, is a Trinidadian American rapper.
Leslie Edward Pridgen (born August 6, 1978), better known by his stage name Freeway, is an American rapper from North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) is the eighth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, issued on Def Jam Recordings.
George Elmer Pataki (born June 24, 1945) is an American lawyer and Republican politician who served as the 53rd Governor of New York (1995–2006).
Gig is slang for a live musical performance.
Elgin Baylor Lumpkin (born October 15, 1970), better known by his stage name Ginuwine, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
"Going Back to Cali" is a 1988 single by LL Cool J from the Less Than Zero soundtrack as well as his third album, Walking with a Panther.
Golden age hip hop is a name given to mainstream hip hop music created in the mid/late 1980s and early 1990s, particularly by artists and musicians originating from the New York metropolitan area.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance is an honor presented to recording artists for quality rap performances.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance was awarded from 1991 to 2011, alongside the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance (awarded as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration until 2017) is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality songs on which rappers and singers collaborate.
Greatest Hits is an American television program on the ABC network that has aired since June 30, 2016, featuring famous musical performers from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
A greatest hits album, sometimes called a "best of" album or a catalog album, is a compilation of songs by a particular artist or band.
Grudge Match is a 2013 sports comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as aging boxers stepping into the ring for one last bout.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later is a 1998 American slasher film directed by Steve Miner.
Hardcore hip hop (also hardcore rap) is a genre of hip hop music that developed through the East Coast hip hop scene in the 1980s.
Hawaii Five-0 is an American action police procedural television series that premiered on Monday, September 20, 2010, on CBS.The series is a reboot of the original series, which aired on CBS from 1968 to 1980.
"Hey Lover" is the Grammy Award winning first single released from LL Cool J's sixth album, Mr. Smith, featuring Boyz II Men.
"Hi Hater" is a song by American rapper Maino, released as his commercial debut single and the lead single from his debut album, If Tomorrow Comes... (2009).
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
Hollis is a residential middle-class neighborhood within the southeastern section of the New York City borough of Queens.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
An honorary degree, in Latin a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem ("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations.
The second season of House premiered on September 13, 2005 and ended on May 23, 2006.
House (also called House, M.D.) is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012.
"How I'm Comin'" is a song by LL Cool J, released as the first single from his fifth album, 14 Shots to the Dome.
Harold "Hype" Williams (born July 1970) is an American music video director, film director, film producer, and screenwriter.
"I Can't Live Without My Radio" is the lead single from LL Cool J's debut album, Radio.
"I Need Love" is the second single from LL Cool J's second album, Bigger and Deffer.
"I'm Bad" (sometimes spelled I'm BAD) is the first single from LL Cool J's second album, Bigger and Deffer.
In the House is an American sitcom that premiered on April 10, 1995 and aired on NBC until it was cancelled after its second season.
In Too Deep is a 1999 American crime thriller film directed by Michael Rymer from a screenplay written by Michael Henry Brown and Paul Aaron.
iTunes is a media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It was announced on January 9, 2001.
Jacqueline Susan McKenzie (born 24 October 1967) is a classically trained Australian actress of stage and screen.
JAG (U.S. military acronym for Judge Advocate General) is an American legal drama television show with a distinct U.S. Navy theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television (now CBS Television Studios).
A jam session is a relatively informal musical event, process, or activity where musicians, typically instrumentalists, play improvised solos and vamp on tunes, songs and chord progressions.
Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969) is an American singer, actress, dancer and producer.
Jermaine Dupri Mauldin (born September 23, 1972), known professionally as Jermaine Dupri or JD, is an American rapper, record producer, record executive, actor, DJ and television producer.
Joseph Lewis Thomas (born July 5, 1973), better known by his stage name, Joe, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
John Henry Lewis (May 1, 1914 – April 18, 1974) was a hall of fame American boxer and held the World Light Heavyweight Boxing Title from 1935 to 1938.
LaRon Louis James (born February 18, 1982), better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is an American rapper and actor.
Karen Hunter (born April 24, 1966) is an American journalist and publisher, talk show host, and the co-author of several books.
Kasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997.
The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture (although recipients do not need to be U.S. citizens).
"King Tim III (Personality Jock)" is a 1979 song by the Fatback Band from the disco album XII.
Kingdom Come is a 2001 comedy-drama film, written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, and directed by Doug McHenry.
Krush Groove is an American 1985 Warner Bros. film that was written by Ralph Farquhar and directed by Michael Schultz (who also produced the movie, along with George Jackson and Doug McHenry).
Kurtis Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record/film producer, Bboy, DJ, public speaker and minister.
The L.A. Posse is a former American hip hop record production team.
Last Holiday is a 2006 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Queen Latifah and directed by Wayne Wang.
Licensed to Ill is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Beastie Boys.
Lip Sync Battle is an American musical reality competition television series which premiered on April 2, 2015, on Paramount Network, formerly known as Spike.
James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), known professionally as LL Cool J (short for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
Long Island is a densely populated island off the East Coast of the United States, beginning at New York Harbor just 0.35 miles (0.56 km) from Manhattan Island and extending eastward into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is an organization recognizing musicians who have contributed to the musical heritage of Long Island, New York.
The Lords of the Underground (L.O.T.U.G.) is a hip-hop trio based in Newark, New Jersey.
"Loungin" is a song performed by American rapper LL Cool J and released in June 1996.
"Luv U Better" is a song by LL Cool J, released as the lead single from his ninth studio album, 10 (2002).
Chester Jermaine "Lyfe" Jennings (born June 3, 1978) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist.
Malcolm Anthony Smith (born August 9, 1956) is an American politician and a convicted felon.
Mama Said Knock You Out is the fourth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J. It was produced mostly by Marley Marl and recorded at his "House of Hits" home studio in Chestnut Ridge and at Chung King House of Metal in New York City.
"Mama Said Knock You Out" is a number-one hit single by LL Cool J from his album of the same name.
Marlon Williams (born September 30, 1962), better known by his stage name Marley Marl, is an American DJ, record producer, rapper and record label founder, primarily operating in hip hop music.
Percy Robert Miller, known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller is an American rapper, actor, businessman, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player.
Clifford Smith (born April 1, 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, producer, and actor.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award is presented at the MTV Video Music Awards to music performers, recognizing accomplishments in music and film.
Mindhunters is a 2004 American-British crime thriller film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Kathryn Morris, LL Cool J, Jonny Lee Miller, Patricia Velásquez, Clifton Collins Jr., Christian Slater and Val Kilmer.
In visual arts, music, and other mediums, minimalism is an art movement that began in post–World War II Western art, most strongly with American visual arts in the 1960s and early 1970s.
In sound recording and reproduction, and sound reinforcement systems, a mixing console is an electronic device for combining sounds of many different audio signals.
The term "mixtape" (alternatively spelled mix-tape or mix tape) is used to describe various manners in which music is distributed.
Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment.
The MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography in a Video is a craft award given to both the artist as well as the cinematographer/director of photography of the music video.
The MTV Video Music Award for Best Rap Video was first given out in 1989, and it was one of the four original genre categories added at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.
The NAACP Image Award is an annual awards ceremony presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which investigates crimes involving the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American action television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009, and stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J. The series follows the exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.
The new school of hip hop was a movement in hip hop music starting 1983–84 with the early records of Run–D.M.C. and LL Cool J. Like the hip hop preceding it, it came predominantly from New York City.
New York is a state in the northeastern United States.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area.
New York University (NYU) is a private nonprofit research university based in New York City.
The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (also known as the KCAs or Kids' Choice) is an annual American children's awards ceremony show that is produced by Nickelodeon.
Northeastern University (NU, formerly NEU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, established in 1898.
The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California.
Old-school hip hop (also spelled old skool) is a term describes the earliest commercially recorded hip hop music.
Out-of-Sync is a 1995 crime drama film featuring LL Cool J in his first starring role.
Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes.
P-Funk (also spelled P Funk or P. Funk) is the repertoire and performers associated with George Clinton.
"Paradise" is a song by American rapper LL Cool J featuring American R&B singer Amerie.
Paramount Network is an American general entertainment cable and satellite channel owned by the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads between peers.
The People's Choice Awards is an American awards show, recognizing the people and the work of popular culture, voted on by the general public.
Phenomenon is the seventh studio album by rapper LL Cool J. After the success of his previous release Mr. Smith, the same basic principles are followed here, with several R&B-influenced tracks, and a couple of more hardcore rap tracks.
"Phenomenon" is the first single by LL Cool J from his seventh album Phenomenon.
The phonograph is a device for the mechanical recording and reproduction of sound.
Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (né O'Meara; born 30 March 1965) is a British journalist and television personality currently working as a presenter on the ITV Breakfast programme Good Morning Britain.
"Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings" is a single from LL Cool J's fifth album, 14 Shots to the Dome.
The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.
An entertainment promoter in industries like music, wrestling, and sports is an individual or organization in the business of marketing and promoting live events such as concerts/gigs, sports events, professional wrestling (wrestling events), festivals, raves, and nightclubs.
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord, and the S1W group.
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, and producer.
Queens is the easternmost and largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City.
Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.
Radio is the debut studio album by American rapper LL Cool J. It was on November 18, 1985, by Def Jam Recordings and was the record label's first full-length album release.
Radio drama (or audio drama, audio play, radio play, radio theater, or audio theater) is a dramatized, purely acoustic performance.
Raising Hell is the third album by hip hop group Run-DMC.
Rap rock is a fusion genre that fuses vocal and instrumental elements of hip hop with various forms of rock.
"Rapper's Delight" is a 1979 hip hop track by the Sugarhill Gang and produced by Sylvia Robinson.
Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.
A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets.
Red Bull is an energy drink sold by Red Bull GmbH, an Austrian company created in 1987.
Red Hot Rhythm and Blues is a 1987 studio album by the American singer Diana Ross released via EMI and RCA labels.
Reginald "Reggie" Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper, DJ, record producer, and actor.
Frederick Jay "Rick" Rubin (born March 10, 1963) is an American record producer and former co-president of Columbia Records.
The Ride of Fame is a continuing series of mobile monuments in New York City honoring public figures for being exemplary “New Yorkers” and representing the city in a positive light over the course of their lives.
Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.
"Rock Hard" is a single by the Beastie Boys, released by Def Jam Records on 12" in 1984.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
"Rock the Bells" is the third single from LL Cool J's debut album, "Radio".
Rock the Vote is a non-profit organization, progressive-aligned group in the United States whose stated mission is "to engage and build the political power of young people." The organization was founded in 1990 by Virgin Records America Co-Chairman Jeff Ayeroff, to encourage young people to vote.
Rollerball is a 2002 remake of the 1975 science-fiction film of the same name.
Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell.
Run–D.M.C. is the debut studio album of American hip hop group Run–D.M.C..
Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, record producer, and author.
S.W.A.T. is a 2003 American action crime thriller film directed by Clark Johnson and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, and LL Cool J. It is based on the 1975 television series of the same name.
Saffron Domini Burrows (born 22 October 1972) is a British-American actress and model.
Sam Hanna (portrayed by LL Cool J) is a fictional character in the show NCIS: Los Angeles.
Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer.
Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, a remake of the 1932 film of the same name.
Jesse Bonds Weaver, Jr. (born June 22, 1962), better known by the stage name Schoolly D (sometimes spelled Schooly D), is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry.
Slow Burn is an American drama thriller film directed by Wayne Beach and starring Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock and LL Cool J. It is notable for the extended period between production and eventual release.
The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show which previously aired in national television syndication, and honors the best in Black music and entertainment.
South by Southwest (abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States.
Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.
A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.
"Stand by Your Man" is a song by American rapper LL Cool J, released as the final single from his fifth studio album, 14 Shots to the Dome.
Warren McGlone (born September 17, 1969, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), known by the stage name Steady B, is an American hip hop emcee who, along with Schoolly D, the Fresh Prince, and Three Times Dope, was one of the first wave of Philadelphia-area emcees to gain notoriety in the mid to late 1980s.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine (born June 18, 1973) is an American music critic and senior editor for AllMusic.
Stereogum is a daily Internet publication that focuses on music news, song premieres, and irreverent commentary.
Straight Outta Compton is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by F. Gary Gray, depicting the rise and fall of the gangsta rap group N.W.A and its members Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre.
A subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the parent culture to which it belongs, often maintaining some of its founding principles.
Sugar Hill Records was a record label specializing in hip hop music that was founded in 1979 by husband and wife Joe and Sylvia Robinson with Milton Malden and financial funding of Morris Levy, the owner of Roulette Records.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL).
Clarence "Terry" Ronnie Keaton (born September 16, 1961), known by the stage name T La Rock, is an American old-school emcee best known for his collaboration with Def Jam Recordings co-founder Rick Rubin and the 1984 single "It's Yours." He disappeared from the hip hop scene after a traumatic brain injury in 1994, but as of 2008, he was back on stage.
A talent manager (also known as an artist manager, band manager or music manager) is an individual or company who guides the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry.
Teairra Marí (born Teairra Marí Thomas; December 2, 1987) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, model and actress.
The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Fox television network.
The Adventures of Pete & Pete is an American comedy television series created by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi for Nickelodeon.
"The Boomin' System" is the first single released from LL Cool J's fourth album, Mama Said Knock You Out.
"The Breaks" is a 1980 single by Kurtis Blow from his self-titled debut album.
The Deal is a 2008 American satirical comedy film directed by Steven Schachter.
The DEFinition is the tenth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on August 31, 2004 by Def Jam Recordings.
The Electric Company is an American television series for young children ages 6 to 9 on PBS, derived from the 1971 series, and which has the same Alphakids from that series.
The Fat Boys are an American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York City, who emerged in the early 1980s.
The Hard Way is a 1991 American action comedy film directed by John Badham, and starring Michael J. Fox and James Woods.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The New York Times Magazine is a Sunday magazine supplement included with the Sunday edition of The New York Times.
The Source is a United States-based monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988.
"The Source Awards" is the sixteenth episode of the first season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock.
Thomas Jane (born Thomas Elliott III; February 22, 1969) is an American actor.
Timothy Zachary Mosley (born March 10, 1972), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.
Todd Smith is the eleventh studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on April 11, 2006 by his label Def Jam Recordings.
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums is a chart published by Billboard magazine that ranks R&B and hip hop albums based on sales in the United States and is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
Toys is a 1992 American fantasy comedy film directed by Barry Levinson, co-written by Levinson and Valerie Curtin, and starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, LL Cool J, and Jamie Foxx in his feature film debut.
The Trackmasters (also known as Poke & Tone) is an American hip hop production duo, composed of music producers Poke (Jean-Claude Olivier) and Tone (Samuel Barnes), best known for their commercial hit records in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
The Treacherous Three was a pioneering hip hop group that was formed in 1978 and consisted of DJ Easy Lee, Kool Moe Dee, L.A. Sunshine, Special K and Spoonie Gee (who left in the late 1970s), with occasional contributions from DJ Dano B, DJ Reggie Reg and DJ Crazy Eddie.
A tribal chief is the leader of a tribal society or chiefdom.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
The United States Navy's Sea, Air and Land Teams, commonly abbreviated as the Navy SEALs, are the U.S. Navy's primary special operations force and a component of the Naval Special Warfare Command.
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972.
VH1 (originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable and satellite television network based in New York City operated by the Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Media Networks, a division of Viacom.
Violator is a company, record label, marketing group, and multi-media entertainment conglomerate founded and operated by Chris Lighty until his death on August 30, 2012.
Walking with a Panther is the third studio album by American hip-hop artist LL Cool J, released June 9, 1989, on Def Jam Recordings.
Western Asia, West Asia, Southwestern Asia or Southwest Asia is the westernmost subregion of Asia.
Wildcats is a 1986 American sports comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie starring Goldie Hawn, James Keach and Swoosie Kurtz, and is also the film debut of Wesley Snipes, Kevin Reeder and Woody Harrelson.
Woo is a 1998 romantic comedy film, directed by Daisy V.S. Mayer, and starring Jada Pinkett Smith in the title role.
WrestleMania 31 was the thirty-first annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE.
WWE SmackDown, also referred to as SmackDown Live or simply SmackDown, is a professional wrestling television program that debuted on April 29, 1999.
World War II in HD is a History Channel television series that chronicles the hardships of World War II, using rare films shot in color never seen in television before.
Zach Sciacca, better known as DJ Z-Trip, is an American DJ and producer.
Zane Lowe (born Alexander Zane Reid Lowe; 7 August 1973) is a New Zealand-born radio DJ, Live DJ, record producer, and television presenter.
112 (pronounced "one-twelve") is an American R&B quartet from Atlanta, Georgia. Formerly artists on Bad Boy Records, the group signed to the Def Soul roster in 2002. They had great success in the late 1990s and early 2000s with hits such as "Only You", "Anywhere" and the Grammy Award-nominated single, "Peaches & Cream". The group most notably won a Grammy Award in 1997 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for featuring in the song "I'll Be Missing You" with Sean Combs and Faith Evans.
The 12-inch single (often simply called 12″) is a type of gramophone record that has wider groove spacing and shorter playing time compared to typical LPs.
14 Shots to the Dome is the fifth studio album by American hip-hop artist LL Cool J, released by Def Jam Records in the US on March 30, 1993.
30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom created by Tina Fey that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013.
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 22, 1989, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.
The 34th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1992.
The 35th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1993 and recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.
The 36th Annual Grammy Awards were held in 1994.
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997, at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
"4, 3, 2, 1" is a song by LL Cool J featuring Method Man & Redman, Canibus and DMX from LL Cool J's seventh album Phenomenon as the second single.
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1998, at Radio City Music Hall, New York City.
429 Records is an American record label.
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 8, 2004 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, and investor.
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles being broadcast on CBS.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards presentation was held on January 26, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 8, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards was held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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