About Ll Cool J
One of the most influential and wealthiest rappers and actors of all time Ll Cool J net worth has been announced to reach 80 million dollars. To some of the public, he is known as an actor from the TV series “CSI Los Angeles”. It has been said that for every episode of these series he appears in LL Cool J gets 125 thousand dollars. Such amount of money also increases the overall Ll Cool J net worth. LL Cool J whose real name is James Todd Smith was born in New York in 1968. LL Cool J started to be involved into music when he was still a little kid and performed in his church choir.
His grandfather was the one who saw that LL Cool J was really talented and bought him his first mixing table when the star became 16 years old. At that time, LL Cool J started mixing and recording his own songs, which he sent to various record label companies. The one which caught on his record was Def Jam record label company, which released his first record. It was this time when he got his stage name LL Cool J, which stands for Ladies Love Cool James. He started to be very successful in the music industry.
His first single called “I Need a Beat” was a huge hit and 100 thousand copies of it were sold in the United States. Because of that, LL Cool J that he might be very successful in his rapping career and therefore he quitted attending high school and concentrated on his rapping career, which is one of the main sources of Ll Cool J net worth. His debut album was a huge success. It was called “Radio” and 1.5 million copies of it were sold, which is quite a huge number for it being the first album of LL Cool J. In addition to such success, his rapping style was quite different from the one before in a way that in addition to its conventions, LL Cool J included some conventional song features in it.
His song “I Need Love” was the one of such genre, which included both rapping and pop music elements. In 1989 he made a come back to the music stage with his album called “Walking With a Panther” which was certified Platinum. It was that time when hip hop music started to gain popularity with more gangster themes. In 1990, LL Cool J released his album of such themes which was entitled “Mama Said Knock You Out” which also added huge sums of money to the overall amount of Ll Cool J net worth.