These Are The Businesses Owned By American Rapper LL Cool J

LL Cool J (Ladies Love Cool James) is a rapper and actor from the United States. Born James Todd Smith on January 14, 1968, in Bay Shore, New York, to Ondrea Griffith and James Louis Smith Jr., the rapper began performing in his church choir at a young age.

He began rapping at the age of nine, and at the age of sixteen, with the help of his grandfather, a jazz musician, he purchased his first mixing table. His mother, on the other hand, spent her tax refund to buy him a Korg drum machine one year.

LL Cool J rose to prominence after his 1984 single “I Need a Beat,” which sold over 100,000 copies. Because of the overwhelming response to his debut single, he decided to drop out of school and create his first album.With 1,500,000 sales, “Radio” became a major smash and went platinum. He followed it up with “Bigger and Deffer” in 1987 and returned in 1989 with another platinum-selling album (Walking with a Panther).

He left music in 1993 to pursue a career in acting. During this time, he appeared in the movies “The Hard Way” and “Toys.” He was also on the NBC sitcom “In The House.”Mr. Smith, his debut album, was released in 1995. According to reports, the album sold over 2 million copies. He went on to release over five studio albums.

He is a true multihyphenate, LL Cool J. He’s a two-time Grammy award-winning rapper, record producer, actor, and novelist, as well as an amazing entrepreneur and philanthropist.

He founded Rock the Bells, a global platform dedicated to elevating Hip-Hop culture from its origins to the present day. Since its inception, it has taken over SiriusXM with Rock The Bells Radio. It is now in collaboration with Paramount.

“Well, the inspiration, it’s kind of a long story,” he said to Goldman Sachs. “I’ll try to make it concise. About seven, eight, nine years ago there was a channel on SiriusXM called Backspin. And Backspin played classic hip hop or old school hip hop, which people like to refer to it as some. I’m trying to change that. We are changing it. But I felt like when I would listen to the station it was like a glorified jukebox.”

L.L Cool J said when he got the radio channel; he went from about 1.3 million listeners to about 7 million listeners daily.

Also, at the height of the pandemic, he launched Rock The Bells business venture, a site which “includes a carefully curated marketplace.” “The website is an extension of the Rock The Bells station on SiriusXM that LL Cool J launched in 2018,” MSN also reported.

In 2006, he created his apparel line, “Todd Smith,” in addition to Rock the Bells. The collection included urban streetwear such as t-shirts, trousers, and hoodies. Although the clothing business was a failure, it provided the musician with vital entrepreneurial experience.

That knowledge came in useful when he teamed with Phenix Salon Suites to provide franchisees the opportunity to manage their own beauty boutique. According to a press statement, the agreement will enable the rapper to expand the salon suite possibility “throughout the East Coast, including Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, in addition to expanding the Los Angeles market.”

According to Forbes, LL Cool J is also the founder of Boomdizzle, whose main product, My Connect Studio, allows musicians and producers to digitally record, edit, and make music in real-time even if they are thousands of miles apart.

“Prior to this you had to email songs back and forth a thousand times, it was the Pony Express to get music made,” he said. “It’s a problem I had as a musician that needed to be solved. And we solved it.”

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