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The DEFinition

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LL Cool J

The DEFinition

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

We gave it a B-

From tracks that sound like Missy Elliott castoffs (courtesy of producer Timbaland) to a glut of hook-girl pop, LL Cool J’s latest, The DEFinition, seeks to make one of hip-hop’s longtime and most singular rhymers once again appear relevant. But the party jams and lovemaking odes are merely competent genre exercises that bury his still-sharp voice. And why didn’t someone stop him from revealing his rich-and-removed cluelessness with lines like ”I’m still a teen pop idol, like Hanson”?