LL COOL J has been on the receiving finish of some well-deserved flowers because the legendary rapper celebrated his 55th birthday this weekend.
On Saturday (January 14), a plethora of associates and followers flocked to social media to specific their appreciation for the “I am Unhealthy” rapper whose profession spans nearly 4 a long time.
Born on January 14, 1968, in Lengthy Island however raised in Queens New York, LL COOL J burst onto the Hip Hop panorama as the primary artist signed to Def Jam Information in 1984.
His landmark debut album radio was launched in 1985 adopted by Greater and Deffer (1987), Strolling with a Panther (1989), Mama Stated Knock You Out (1990), 14 pictures to the dome (1993), Mr Smith (1995), phenomenon (1997), GOAT (2000) and plenty of extra.
Persevering with to interrupt obstacles for rappers, LL starred in his personal sitcom In The Home which ran from 1995 to 1999 on UPN. whereas orn the massive display, he appeared in a number of movies similar to Krush Groove, In Too Deep, Any Given Sunday, Ship Us From Eva, and several other others.
IIn 2017, LL turned the primary rapper to obtain the Kennedy Heart Honors and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame with an award for Musical Excellence in 2021.
His model rock the bells, paid tribute to him on Twitter acknowledging his large contributions to the tradition.
“Wishing a really Joyful Birthday to @LLCOOLJ: The GOAT, Def Jam’s first solo famous person and, in fact, Rock The Bells’ Founder-In-Chief. Thanks for going above and past to verify this tradition we love is widely known, elevated & primed to shine from ’73 ’til infinity,” the tweet learn.
Wishing a really Joyful Birthday to @LLCOOLJ: The 🐐, Def Jam’s first solo famous person and, in fact, Rock The Bells’ Founder-In-Chief. Thanks for going above and past to verify this tradition we love is widely known, elevated & primed to shine from ’73 ’til infinity. pic.twitter.com/EMbu3TSHGw
— Rock The Bells (@RockTheBells) January 14, 2023
Taste Flav confirmed LL some bday love in a tweet. “YO,,, Joyful Birthday to my man @llcoolj,” hey wrote alongside an outdated pic of LL, Public Enemy and Ecstacy of Whodini.
Mister Cee thanked LL for permitting him to DJ on his platform, writing: “Joyful Bday To The Man That Put Me Again On The Field(Radio)!!! LL Cool J @llcoolj. Thank You For Permitting Me To Be Heard On A Nationwide Platform On A Every day Foundation Wit Rock The Bells Radio @rockthebells.I am Eternally Grateful. Take pleasure in your day.”
— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) January 14, 2023
Joyful Bday To The Man That Put Me Again On The Field(Radio)!!! LL Cool J @llcoolj Thank You For Permitting Me To Be Heard On A Nationwide Platform On A Every day Foundation Wit Rock The Bells Radio @rockthebells I am Eternally Grateful. Take pleasure in You Day. pic.twitter.com/ULRXipGos5
— MISTER CEE (@djmistercee) January 14, 2023
Former NBA star and fellow Queens native Kenny Anderson additionally paid tribute to LL. “Joyful birthday to our pal @llcoolj! We hope you are including up plenty of birthday needs. We love you!,” Anderson wrote.
Even Sesame Road confirmed his appreciation for “Massive Elly,” tweeting a video of LL on the present and the caption: “Joyful birthday to our pal @llcoolj ! We hope you are including up plenty of birthday needs. We love you!”
— Kenny Anderson (@chibbs_1) January 14, 2023
— Sesame Road (@sesamestreet) January 14, 2023
A sea of followers additionally rushed to social media to want the GOAT a contented birthday. Check out a few of their message under alongside extra from LL’s friends.
— DJ Chuck Chillout (@djchuckchillout) January 14, 2023
— DiamondGirl (@MaryDiamonds069) January 14, 2023
Joyful birthday to the king of Queens and one of many good us @llcoolj 5 a long time of music and iconic appears to be like.. I bear in mind all of the lads getting Kangol hats and strolling spherical city like this 🤣 Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives pic.twitter.com/EuyMFrF0B6
— Natalie-Eve Williams (@natalieeveradio) January 14, 2023
— LAZARUS / Dr. Khan (@LazDetroit) January 14, 2023
— BOOK OF SHADY 🇧🇷 (@BookOfShady) January 14, 2023
— Wohali Vines (@Wohali777) January 14, 2023
Joyful birthday LL Cool J & Slick Rick, two of essentially the most influential artists of all time.
Drop your favourite LL and Slick Rick tracks within the replies 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/SRDZWnjImp
— Reuben || Verify the Rhyme (@checktherhyme1_) January 14, 2023
— Rock Corridor (@rockhall) January 14, 2023
— Jerry Parsons21225 (@jerry_parsons) January 14, 2023
In the case of accolades, LL has obtained each honor possible besides for a biopic. If that ever occurs, Mack Wilds would like to play Mr. Smith.
On Thursday (January 12), the GOAT shared quite a few images from throughout his iconic profession on Twitter. Within the caption, he requested” “Ought to I do a biopic?”
“I imply… what are we speaking about?” Wilds tweeted in response, including a laughing emoji.
Wilds went on to clarify to Hip HopDX that enjoying LL is considered one of his goals as an actor. “Hell sure! I might like to play LL,” Wilds mentioned. “I have been making an attempt to determine if he’d do a biopic for years.”
Wilds added: “LL was my very first live performance. He did a free live performance at Wingate Park in Brooklyn. My dad took me ‘trigger he noticed I actually linked to his music. He was my first understanding of stage presence.”
Celebrating this week together with LL is one other Hip Hop icon, Slick Rick. Hip Hop’s “Biggest Storyteller” turned 58 on Saturday (January 14).
Rick has a lot to rejoice after it was introduced that he would obtain a Lifetime Achievement Award on the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.