LL Cool J Rapper BIRTHDAY January 14, 1968 BIRTHPLACE New York AGE 46 years old ABOUT Rap superstar whose debut album, Radio, went platinum back in 1985. BEFORE FAME He was raised by Ondrea and James Smith in Bay Shore, New York. TRIVIA FACT He released the singles, "I Need Love," "Around the Way Girl," and "Hey Lover:" and appeared on the TV show In the House. ASSOCIATED WITH He announced that his 2008 album, Exit 13, would be produced by 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson).
50 Cent You might have heard some of his music, for example his album Get Rich or Die Trying which was released in 2003. When he was 19 he pleaded guilty of selling heroin and crack cocaine and served six months in boot camp. In 2002 he was sentenced to two years probation for battery and assault.