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LL Cool J -Phenomenon Album 20 years later

Matike85Matike85 Posts: 4,518 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 2017 in The Reason
LL Cool J Phenomenon album came out October 14, 1997 at the Peak of his Rap Career... The album is executively produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs and therefore features production from his in-house roster of producers The Hitmen. One the song 4321 LL Cool J self proclaimed himself as the GOAT.

Where is LL Cool J on the GOAT list today Thoughts?
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  • x the unknownx the unknown Posts: 2,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    never heard the album
    my top five
    1. nas
    2. styles p
    3. scarface
    4. skillz
    5. lloyd banks
    king hassan
  • Matike85Matike85 Posts: 4,518 ✭✭✭✭✭
    never heard the album

    It's worth a listen... this is arguably the last LL Cool J lyrical content album.
  • x the unknownx the unknown Posts: 2,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Matike85 wrote: »
    never heard the album

    It's worth a listen... this is arguably the last LL Cool J lyrical content album.

    I check it out later on
    my top five
    1. nas
    2. styles p
    3. scarface
    4. skillz
    5. lloyd banks
  • 5 Grand5 Grand Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    never heard the album

    Cosign.

    I thought Phenomenon was cool and 4,3,2,1 is one of the best posse jams in the history of Hip Hop but I had no interest in hearing the whole album at the time.

    Having said that, LL is top 10 all time. Its just that I listened to his earlier stuff, like his first two albums.
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    Lab Baby
  • x the unknownx the unknown Posts: 2,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    after mr smith I stop listening to him
    my top five
    1. nas
    2. styles p
    3. scarface
    4. skillz
    5. lloyd banks
  • x the unknownx the unknown Posts: 2,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    nah I'm good too much love songs for me
    my top five
    1. nas
    2. styles p
    3. scarface
    4. skillz
    5. lloyd banks
    onetoughmiracle
  • sapp08_2001sapp08_2001 #Sawse San DiegoPosts: 7,565 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dope album. I remember when that phenomenon video dropped and he was acting like he was playin the guitar with shorty's leg. LMAO
    Matike85silverfoxx
  • 5 Grand5 Grand Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    THE_R_ wrote: »
    4321 IS A CLASSIC, BUT THIS WAS A GARBAGE ALBUM...
    HE TRIED TO DO ANOTHER DOIN' IT W/ SHORTY & KEITH SWEAT...
    THE NEW EDITION & GEORGE MICHAEL REMAKES...NAH SON...
    I DIDN'T LIKE PUFF'S DIRECTION ON THIS AT ALL...

    I never heard the album, but I believe you.

    I don't remember anybody hyping up this album.
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  • Nechesh358Nechesh358 Posts: 276 ✭✭
    edited October 2017
    this was lls last album i bought or even listened to entirely. i doubt i spun it more than a couple times. shit was highly disappointing.

    ll is top 15 all time.
    THE_R_Matike85
  • 5 Grand5 Grand Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nechesh358 wrote: »
    this was lls last album i bought or even listened to entirely. i doubt i spun it more than a couple times. shit was highly disappointing.

    ll is top 15 all time.

    Actually he had an album called 10 that was decent. It had Luv U Better, Paradise feat Amerie and All I Have feat J. Lo.
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    Nechesh358sapp08_2001
  • x the unknownx the unknown Posts: 2,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    5 Grand wrote: »
    THE_R_ wrote: »
    4321 IS A CLASSIC, BUT THIS WAS A GARBAGE ALBUM...
    HE TRIED TO DO ANOTHER DOIN' IT W/ SHORTY & KEITH SWEAT...
    THE NEW EDITION & GEORGE MICHAEL REMAKES...NAH SON...
    I DIDN'T LIKE PUFF'S DIRECTION ON THIS AT ALL...

    I never heard the album, but I believe you.

    I don't remember anybody hyping up this album.

    don't waste your time
    my top five
    1. nas
    2. styles p
    3. scarface
    4. skillz
    5. lloyd banks
  • KillaChamKillaCham M0D SQUAD™ Posts: 11,413 Regulator
    THE_R_ wrote: »
    4321 IS A CLASSIC, BUT THIS WAS A GARBAGE ALBUM...
    HE TRIED TO DO ANOTHER DOIN' IT W/ SHORTY & KEITH SWEAT...
    THE NEW EDITION & GEORGE MICHAEL REMAKES...NAH SON...
    I DIDN'T LIKE PUFF'S DIRECTION ON THIS AT ALL...
    Co-sign. I grew up on LL mainly because my big cousin was a huge fan and even back then I knew that this was a major let down after the Mr. Smith era. LL did not fit that Bad Boy mold at all.
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    THE_R_
  • KillaChamKillaCham M0D SQUAD™ Posts: 11,413 Regulator
    5 Grand wrote: »
    Nechesh358 wrote: »
    this was lls last album i bought or even listened to entirely. i doubt i spun it more than a couple times. shit was highly disappointing.

    ll is top 15 all time.

    Actually he had an album called 10 that was decent. It had Luv U Better, Paradise feat Amerie and All I Have feat J. Lo.
    Eh 10 wasn't much of anything outside of the singles you just named. You could tell LL was tryna find his sound. From Puff, to Neptunes, to Timbo. Shit just stopped being authentic.
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  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    i think i havent gave this a listen since 97 when my older heads played it
  • 5 Grand5 Grand Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    At the end of the day, LL's greatest hits album can hang with anybody else's greatest hits album.

    Its just that his prime was 85-95.
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    king hassanMatike85Nechesh358achewon87
  • Nechesh358Nechesh358 Posts: 276 ✭✭
    edited November 2017
    5 Grand wrote: »
    Nechesh358 wrote: »
    this was lls last album i bought or even listened to entirely. i doubt i spun it more than a couple times. shit was highly disappointing.

    ll is top 15 all time.

    Actually he had an album called 10 that was decent. It had Luv U Better, Paradise feat Amerie and All I Have feat J. Lo.

    ya i remember 10 dropping. i didnt even give it a listen tho.

    first rap song i ever remember hearing was mama said knock you out. i was only 8 but it blew my mind. i been a hiphop junkie ever since. so ll will always be one of the greats to me regardless of what hes put out in the last 20 years
    5 Grandachewon87
  • lion_heartlion_heart Posts: 1,498 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think I bought the album (I can't even remember). Aside from 4321 it was a forgettable album.
    "I'm seeing it clearer
    Hating the picture in the mirror
    They claim we inferior
    So why the fuck these devils fear ya?"
    2pac

    "The United States has no choice but to attack Syria because Dictator Bashar al-Assad is killing his own people with chemical weapons. Before, he was just killing them with bullets. But if America cared about shooting people, we'd be invading Chicago."
    Stephen Colbert
    THE_R_
  • Lab BabyLab Baby Parts Unknown via BrooklynPosts: 8,154 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trash then. Trash now. 4321 is the shit tho.
    Matike85 wrote: »
    never heard the album

    It's worth a listen... this is arguably the last LL Cool J lyrical content album.

    The GOAT album>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    x the unknown
  • Built 4 cuban linxBuilt 4 cuban linx Only Christopher I acknowledge is Wallace At the 36th chamberPosts: 12,285 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I liked the DEFintion album but then again I haven't heard it since it came out
    THE_R_
  • 5th Letter5th Letter Black Identified Extremist Posts: 37,068 Regulator
    The G.O.A.T album was dope.
    Fuck who's the baddest a persons status depends on salary
    That buck that bought that bottle could have struck the lotto
    THE_R_
  • achewon87achewon87 Mash Out Posse Survivor Series '97Posts: 5,464 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2017
    4321 only thing worth listening too on this joint...

    One of his lesser albums. I eventually traded this for Ma$e's Harlem World...

    313 wayz
  • 313 wayz313 wayz Posts: 2,179 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2017
    should have had the Trackmasters producing most of the album like they did with "Mr Smith".......Puff and the Hitmen production was consistent with the "Shiny Suit" era
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    Matike85
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