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LL Cool J - Definition


Format: CD
Label: DEF JAM
Catalog: 293902
Rel. Date: 08/31/2004
UPC: 602498626092

Artist: LL Cool J
Format: CD
New: Available $16.98 Used: Available

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''The DEFinition'' is the tenth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, issued on Def Jam Recordings. It was released on August 31, 2004 and peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It debuted in the top 5, and The DEFinition went Gold in the United States. - Wikipedia

"Ten years back, LL Cool J's career longevity was astounding-a miraculous decade of prominence in the viciously idol-tarnishing world of hip-hop. But rap's pop now, maybe you've heard, and old pop stars never die, they just raise their ticket prices. For instance, LL's current collaborator, Timbaland, has been producing hits for over seven years already, and however wrongheadedly insistent a fickle underground may be that Tim has fallen off, fact is that trackmaster is doing just fine commercially, and he's not going anywhere soon.

Neither, alas, is the man born James Todd Smith. Maybe the absence of J. Lo is supposed to flood us with gratitude, but why is R. Kelly here when Sting is obviously more L's speed these days? Oh, right, the same reason the ""blue-eyed blonde[s]"" he brags of banging haven't moved on to Fabolous or somebody-L can afford the bill. You can find him in da club on ""Headsprung,"" if you need an aging sugar daddy, but it's downright depressing to hear Tim's tracks rendered sexless by one of a half dozen male MCs ever aware that women have orgasms too. ""A teenpop idol like Hanson""? ""Livin' in the Hills but still keepin' it mad real""? What's sad is that the rapper may not even be aware that the mix of playful boyishness and celebrity swagger he works so awkwardly here was jacked by Will Smith years ago. Sadder still, he may know it all too well.

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