LL Cool J
Eligible since: 2009 (The 2010 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? Yes what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2018 (ranked #169) .
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|Rock The Bells (1986)||☆||♫||☊|
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A major contributer to the Rap game. But no way has LL's style of music influenced any style of Rock or Pop music. "I Need Love" was one of the first Rap ballads. He's a pretty good lyricist. I like a lot of his music, but he's not HOF material dispite having the longest consistent career in HipHop. At this point I think the only other Rappers that's a lock for the Hall is Run-DMC.....The KING OF ROCK!!!
Posted by Joe-Skee on Monday, 06.25.07 @ 17:20pm
why is a rapper even a nomanie? This is the Rock and Roll hall of fame last time I checked Rap is not Rock.
Posted by Stephanie on Sunday, 08.12.07 @ 16:19pm
LL cool J is eligible in 2009. he put out a single in 1984
Posted by Martin on Saturday, 10.6.07 @ 07:27am
Does anyone really think he can sing...if so you do need your ears chrecked...it's called NOISE
Posted by Phyon on Friday, 05.16.08 @ 22:31pm
A name synonymous with early mainstream rap. Real problem is that very little of his core catalog broke new ground with most of it having not aged well. If the Rock Hall of Fame were to have, say, twenty rappers, he'd have a very strong case. If it goes the route of selecting the finest dozen or so that had a big impact on the overall rock aesthetic (Beasties, Afrika, Kanye, Jay-Z, Eminem), then he's on the outside looking in.
Posted by Casper on Sunday, 05.18.08 @ 19:35pm
He should get in.To all you cry babies that wanna let any Hip-Hop in its the only genre of music that hasn't been white washed.Hip-Hop is here to stay.We need our own Hall Of Fame.
Posted by Leon on Tuesday, 09.2.08 @ 23:44pm
O sorry i must be in the wrong place. could someone please direct me to the rock and roll hall of fame?
Posted by Munkstermann on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 21:42pm
I feel that any musician who's been in the game for so long regardless of music genre, and is qualified, should be in the HOF. LL Cool J has influenced me over the years. He has positive messages and is not afraid to express his true feelings. Rap is like a parable with embellished lyrics. Music is music regardless on how you classify it.
Posted by Richard on Tuesday, 09.23.08 @ 00:21am
Yes sir 25 year in hip hop that's along time for any genre of music
Posted by Leon on Wednesday, 12.10.08 @ 19:36pm
LL should get in to me.I dont have a problem with good hip-hop and ll is good hip-hop.He's been in the game forever releasing hit after hit and staying consistent.
Posted by Calvin on Friday, 01.2.09 @ 14:30pm
i understand he was big back in the late 80s but his style is so irrelevant and personally i think most of his songs are senseless
Posted by xavier on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 02:41am
this is rock hall of fame not gaylord hall of fame
Posted by bob on Tuesday, 04.7.09 @ 11:05am
25 years and still doing it!
Posted by Leon on Sunday, 05.10.09 @ 16:28pm
This joker in before Rush or Judas Priest?
Posted by Orion. on Sunday, 09.27.09 @ 11:04am
He's not in yet Orion
Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 09.27.09 @ 14:19pm
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Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.2.09 @ 14:42pm
I think Kurtis Blow should get inducted into the RRHOF before L.L. Blow was Rap/Hip-Hop's first male superstar. A true pioneer. He was also way more influential than L.L. was.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 09.23.10 @ 11:26am
From Rock Hall
Posted by Roy on Friday, 10.1.10 @ 21:26pm
L.L. does have two certified classic Rap albums. "Radio" and "Mama Said Knock You Out". They are both great listens. That might help put him over the top. "Radio" from 1985 is one of the most influential Rap/Hip Hop albums from The 80's. From a production stand point. Reduced by Rick Rubin.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Saturday, 10.2.10 @ 09:27am
F*&% no! I had to say that, sorry. He gets me angry for some reason....
Posted by Brittany on Wednesday, 11.17.10 @ 15:02pm
LL is a ICON!! He should be let in the Rock & Roll Hall Fame!!
Posted by Frank on Sunday, 11.28.10 @ 00:22am
To all you people who are uneducated with rap, it takes a lot of skill, and LL has influenced many.
Posted by DogJay88 on Wednesday, 01.18.12 @ 00:05am
Should a miracle occur and Public Enemy and N.W.A both make it first ballot, then this guy should be next. Hell, even if N.W.A doesn't make it you could make an argument that he should be in before them. Amazing the hall would choose the Hollies and Darlene Love over him. Hope he still finds consideration as all these 90s rappers start to become eligible.
Posted by Jim on Friday, 10.12.12 @ 14:40pm
Since when is LLcoolJ Rock and Roll ?
Posted by mike on Friday, 03.8.13 @ 02:51am
Accidental Racist is the Brad Paisley and LL Cool J attempt at Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
Posted by Roy on Friday, 04.12.13 @ 10:53am
In the words of Awesome Dre: LL stands for "Lame Loser".
Posted by Jason on Saturday, 12.14.13 @ 16:57pm
List of Hip-Hop Acts that deserve induction
Posted by TooLate on Sunday, 03.30.14 @ 23:46pm
I think LL Cool J should be in RRHOF. That mic is still smoking after Mama Said Knock You Out. He could sing a softer I Need Love too. His music shows influence being used by other artists and covers. Going Back To Cali was another big hit. Definitely influential and innovative Rap artist. He's still only in his 40's. He should be inducted next 3-5 years. KING
Posted by KING on Thursday, 05.21.15 @ 16:27pm
LL Cool J has a good chance for nomination again this year. He's 1 of the most respected rap acts if you look at 30 years of solid productivity, his acting, and all his talents. Still in his 40's and has the star magnetism the music legends have. LL Cool J is deserving of RRHOF. Had hit songs and influenced many future rappers. A King salute! Might be the best talent in any genre.KING
Posted by KING on Friday, 09.25.15 @ 23:18pm
Yes he was a huge force in Hip-Hop's history til he got destroyed by Canibus so I say he deserves it.
Posted by Michael on Wednesday, 06.22.16 @ 15:18pm
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