1. LL Cool J Takes Down Home Intruder

    August 22, 2012 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 "He appeared to be a homeless person," police say LL Cool J plays a special agent on TV's "NCIS: Los Angeles," and now he's caught an actual bad guy. The 44-year-old rapper struggled with and subdued a suspected burglar ...

  2. LL Cool J: 'I Do What Comes Natural, What I Love'

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 More than two decades into his career, this artist continues to diversify, but keeps his head in the game. Grow. That word pops up frequently in conversation with LL Cool J. Indeed, since the rapper became the first Def Jam artist to release a singl ...

  3. LL Cool J Reveals 'Todd Smith' On New Album

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 March 21 has been set as the release date for LL Cool J's 12th Def Jam album, "Todd Smith." His first self-titled affair features guest appearances by Mary J. Blige, 112, Ginuwine, Freeway and Juelz S March 21 has been set as the rele ...

  4. A Q&A With LL Cool J

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Career longevity has eluded many rappers. Many rock, R&B and country stars maintain their hitmaking status for 20-plus years, but that rarely happens in hip-hop. Unless you are LL Cool J. Born James ...

  5. LL Cool J Brings The 'Luv' On '10'

    September 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Ask rapper LL Cool J the secret of longevity in a genre peppered with short-term careers, and he laughs. "I don't know," he says. "If I had the secret, I'd sell it for $50 milli ...

  6. LL Cool J To Star In 'S.W.A.T.'

    September 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Todd Smith, aka hip-hop artist LL Cool J, has joined the cast of the Columbia Pictures feature "S.W.A.T." Production begins Oct. 19 in Los Angeles, with Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy James Todd Smith, aka hip-hop artist LL ...