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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: LL Cool J speaks onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )

Happy 53rd birthday, LL Cool J!

LL Cool J is truly the king of cool. He was born James Todd Smith on Jan. 14, 1968, and went on to be one of the most successful rappers, actors and record producers of his era.

What’s your favorite LL Cool J song? Here are some of ours, plus a cool video naming his top 10!

Top 10 Best LL Cool J Songs

He's Def Jam phenomenon from Hollis, Queens. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 LL Cool J Songs. Subscribe►►http://www.y...

LL Cool J - I'm Bad (Official Video)

Best of LLCoolJ: https://goo.gl/eTijajSubscribe here: https://goo.gl/TD6AA9Music video by LL Cool J performing I'm Bad. (C) 1987 LL Cool J under exclusive li...

LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out (Official Video)

Best of LLCoolJ: https://goo.gl/eTijajSubscribe here: https://goo.gl/TD6AA9Music video by LL Cool J performing Mama Said Knock You Out. (C) 1995 The Island D...

LL Cool J - Luv U Better (Official Video)

Best of LLCoolJ: https://goo.gl/eTijajSubscribe here: https://goo.gl/TD6AA9Music video by LL Cool J performing Luv U Better. (C) 2002 LL Cool J under exclusi...

LL Cool J - Headsprung (Official Video)

Best of LLCoolJ: https://goo.gl/eTijajSubscribe here: https://goo.gl/TD6AA9Music video by LL Cool J performing Headsprung. (C) 2004 The Island Def Jam Music ...

LL Cool J - Rocking With The G.O.A.T.

Best of LLCoolJ: https://goo.gl/eTijajSubscribe here: https://goo.gl/TD6AA9Music video by LL Cool J performing Rocking With The G.O.A.T.. (C) 2008 The Island...

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!