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LL Cool is widely considered to be not only one of the best East Coast rappers of all time, but greatest rappers of all time. List of the best LL Cool J albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This LL Cool J discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top LL Cool J albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included LL Cool J singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest LL Cool J album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite LL Cool J album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

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Mama Said Knock You Out is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
Mama Said Knock You Out 1990

1. The Boomin' System
2. Around the Way Girl
3. Eat 'em Up, L Chill"
4. Mr. Good Bar
5. Murdergram (Live at Rapmania)
6. Cheesy Rat Blues
7. Farmers Blvd. (Our Anthem)
8. Mama Said Knock You Out
9. Milky Cereal
10. Jingling Baby (Remixed but Still Jingling)
11. To da Break of Dawn
12. 6 Minutes of Pleasure
13. Illegal Search'
14. The Power of God

45 10
Radio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
Radio 1985

1. I Can't Live Without My Radio
2. You Can't Dance
3. Dear Yvette
4. I Can Give You More
5. Dangerous
6. El Shabazz
7. Rock the Bells
8. I Need a Beat (Remix)
9. That's a Lie
10. You'll Rock
11. I Want You

38 8
Bigger and Deffer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
BAD: Bigger and Deffer 1987

1. I'm Bad
2. Kanday
3. Get Down
4. The Bristol Hotel
5. My Rhyme Ain't Done
6. .357 – Break It On Down
7. Go Cut Creator Go
8. The Breakthrough
9. I Need Love
10. Ahh, Let's Get Ill
11. The Do Wop
12. On the Ill Tip (Skit)

54 22
Mr. Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
Mr. Smith 1995

1. The Intro (skit)
2. Make It Hot
3. Hip Hop
4. Hey Lover
5. Doin It
6. Life As...
7. I Shot Ya
8. Mr. Smith
9. No Airplay
10. Loungin
11. Hollis to Hollywood
12. God Bless
13. Get da Drop on 'Em'
14. Prelude (skit)
15. I Shot Ya (Remix

24 9
14 Shots to the Dome is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
14 Shots to the Dome 1993

1. How I'm Comin'
2. Buckin' Em Down'
3. Stand By Your Man
4. A Little Somethin
5. Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings
6. Straight from Queens
7. Funkadelic Relic"
8. All We Got Left Is the Beat
9. [NFA] No Frontin' Allowed
10. Back Seat (of My Jeep)
11. Soul Survivor
12. Ain't No Stoppin' This
13. Diggy Down
14. Crossroads

23 9
Walking With a Panther is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
Walking With a Panther 1989

1. Droppin' Em
2. Smokin', Dopin'
3. Fast Peg
4. Clap Your Hands
5. Nitro
6. You're My Heart
7. I'm That Type of Guy
8. Why Do You Think They Call It Dope?
9. Going Back to Cali
10. It Gets No Rougher
11. Big Ole Butt
12. One Shot at Love
13. 1-900 LL Cool J
14. Two Different Worlds
15. Jealous
16. Jingling Baby
17. Def Jam in the Motherland
18. Change Your Way

27 13
G.O.A.T. (The Greatest of All ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
G.O.A.T. (The Greatest of All Time) 2000

1. Intro
2. Imagine That
3. Back Where I Belong
4. LL Cool J
5. Take It Off
6. Skit
7. Forget About It
8. Farmers
9. This Is Us
10. Can't Think
11. Hello
12. You and Me
13. Homicide
14. You Can't **** With Me
15. Queens Is
16. The G.O.A.T.
17. Ill Bomb18.    "M.I.S.S. I
19. Shut 'em Down

16 8
Phenomenon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
Phenomenon 1997

1. Phenomenon
2. Candy
3. Starsky & Hutch
4. Another Dollar 
5. Nobody Can Freak You
6. Hot Hot Hot
7. 4, 3, 2, 1
8. Wanna Get Paid
9. Father
10. Don't Be Late, Don't Come Too Soon

10 5
Exit 13 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
Exit 13 2008

1. It's Time for War
2. Old School New School
3. Feel My Heart Beat
4. Get Over Here
5. Baby
6. You Better Watch Me
7. Cry
8. Baby (Rock Remix)
9. Rocking with the G.O.A.T.
10. This Is Ring Tone MurderSpivey    DJ Scratch    2:52
11. Like a Radio
12. I Fall in Love
13. Ur Only a Customer
14. Mr. President
15. American Girl
16. Speedin' on da Highway / Exit 13
17. Come and Party with Me
18. We Rollin'
19. Dear Hip Hop

10 7
10 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
10 2002

1. Intro
2. Born to Love You
3. Luv U Better
4. Paradise
5. Fa Ha
6. Niggy Nuts
7. Amazin'
8. Clockin G's
9. Lollipop
10. After School
11. Throw Ya L's Up
12. U Should
13. 10 Million Stars
14. Mirror Mirror
15. Big Mama (Unconditional Love)

9 7
The DEFinition is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
The DEFinition 2004

1. Headsprung
2. Rub My Back
3. I'm About to Get Her
4. Move Somethin'
5. Hush
6. Every Sip
7. Shake It Baby
8. Can't Explain It
9. Feel the Beat
10. Apple Cobbler
11. 1 in the Morning

6 10
Todd Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
Todd Smith 2006

1. It's LL and Santana
2. Control Myself
3. Favorite Flavor
4. Freeze
5. Best Dress
6. Preserve the Sexy
7. What You Want
8. I've Changed
9. Ooh Wee
10. #1 Fan
11. Down the Aisle
12. We're Gonna Make It
13. So Sick (Remix)

4 8
Authentic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time
Authentic 2013

1. Bath Salt
2. Not Leaving You Tonight
3. New Love
4. We Came to Party
5. Give Me Love
6. Something About You (Love the World)
7. Bartender Please
8. Whaddup
9. Between the Sheetz
10. Closer
11. Live for You
12. We're the Greatest

3 8
G.o.a.t. 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LL Cool J Albums of All Time