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Music Review: 'G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith the Greatest of All Time'

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G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The Greatest of All Time

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
LL Cool J
Producers:
Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B+

While the title may overstate it, LL Cool J’s ninth album G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith the Greatest of All Time finds the Queens-bred rapper in near top form. Talking trash, passing the mic to guests like DMX and Snoop Dogg, reeling off endlessly inventive boasts — he makes it all seem as easy as chillin’ on the boulevard on a hot summer night. The only downer is the creeping note of defensiveness, as though the old goat (who’s all of 32) felt compelled to convince a new generation he’s still relevant. B+

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