Editors’ Notes LL Cool J set the bar for longevity in hip-hop. He debuted as a ferocious teenager with 1985's classic Radio, and he shows no signs of slowing his roll, continuing to rack up hits long after most of his MC peers have retired. Known as hip-hop's first ladies man, LL's released more classic love songs than anyone in hip-hop, but he's also one of the hardest rappers around. He's battled legendary MCs like Kool Moe Dee, Ice-T, Canibus, and Wyclef Jean, and he's always come out the victor. Catch up on Mr. Smith's legendary career with this collection of banging tracks and smooth grooves.