LL Cool J Bigger and Deffer

The First One

11-03-2021 • 56 min

The incomparable and iconic LL Cool J is this week's guest on "The First One" with DJ Khaled. On this episode, the G.O.A.T. speaks to Khaled about his humble beginnings in Queens, learning how to DJ and eventually evolving into one of the most influential and successful rappers of all time. LL talks about being the first ever artist signed to Def Jam records, creating timeless records with Rick Rubin, his breakthrough albums Radio and Bigger and Deffer, as well as the making of his classic songs "I Need A Beat," "Rock The Bells," "I'm Bad," "I Need Love" and many more. LL also elaborates on his unexpected career in movies and television, and the doors he's opened for other rappers to lean into Hollywood.

New episodes of "The First One" release every Thursday, only on Amazon Music. Featured guests include Lil Wayne, J Balvin, Fat Joe, Jon Bon Jovi, Kelly Rowland, Big Sean, Diddy, Nas, Jhene Aiko, T.I., Wyclef Jean, and more. Check out the music featured and discussed in this episode on The First One Playlist: smarturl.it/FirstOnePlaylist.

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