Every little boy wanna pick up the mic,And try to run with the big boys and live up to the real hype.But that's like pickin up a ball, playin with Mike,Swingin at Ken Griffey or challengin' Roy to a fight.
The people who go get an LL album want to hear LL. They don't want to hear LL trying to sound like DMX or whoever else is out there. That's not what they want to hear from me, because if they want to hear that they can go get the real thing.
I'm a real person that cares about his art and cares about what he's doing. I have a heart and a soul and I want to touch people and give.
You got a man? That's somethin we will talk about.He's smart enough to have ya, but dumb enough to let ya out.
You could teach with this film, ... Because you know what? That neighborhood drug dealer? He's not going to come up to your kid cursing him out being mean to him. He's not going to come up to your kid with the gun out (saying) 'Take my drugs.' He's going to come up like, 'Hey how you doing?' He's go
Y'all niggas ain't ILL...you're ILLogical.
When you have a clear vision of your goal, it's easier to take the first step toward it.
Standing at the bus stop sucking on a lollipopOnce she gets pumping its hard to make the hottie stop
I was listening to Jimi Hendrix; I just admire his artistry and creativity as an artist.
MC's they retreat cause they know I can beat 'em,And eat 'em in a battle and the ref won't cheat 'em.I'm the best takin' out all rookies,So forget Oreos...eat Cool J cookies.
What I don't do is try to like become whoever I'm rapping with. The people who go get an LL album want to hear LL.
The person that made me want to make movies, and the reason I do films, is Bruce Lee. He was an incredible actor, and he had a lot of charisma. Handsome, action, you know, everything was there. I loved Bruce Lee.
Hip-hop's always reached out to kids. If you look at the last 10 big albums it might seem ironic. But when I look at the history of this music it's always had a lot of positivity.
My radio's loud like a fire alarm:The floor vibrates, the walls cave in,The bass makes my eardrums seem thin.Def sounds in my ride, yes the front and back...You would think it was a party, not a Cadillac!
I'm not giving up my history and what I've done in my music because I love it and I'm very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people.
I don't wanna abandon my identity as LL Cool J, but at the same time, I had to figure out how to let people know that I'm really serious about making these movies.
What I like to do is just make good music, good movies, hopefully perform a good show full of energy and just have some fun.
Her bikini - small; heels - tallShe said she liked the ocean.
Timing has a lot to with art.
What is more important than the name is that people know that I really like acting, I enjoy it and I want people to know that I am serious. The name thing: I will always be L.L. Cool J.
Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals. 1
I'm not trying to keep up or adapt. I'm allowing myself to grow, evolve and create new music.
And my new focus is in acting. That's where I'm putting the majority of my energy.
At fourteen, I started sending out demo tapes. LL Co
I don't have an image that I'm trying to, like, portray. I'm just being me.
What I say on a record and what I say off a record is two different things. And that's always been the case. There's a difference between confidence on a record and arrogance.
Nobody is perfect, but life is about choices.
If you donâ€™t judge my gold chains, Iâ€™ll forget the iron chains,
I think the guy who has had the better films is Will Smith. I don't know if he's a better actor than me. I don't think so. I am a rapper first. Man, I just love what I do. I am just the greatest and I can't help it. I'm sorry man.
Once the referee throws the ball in the air, it's either your ball or their ball and you have to just take your shot.