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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.

If you want to know, "What is the Best LL Cool J album of all time?" or "What are the top LL Cool J albums?" then this list will answer your questions. LL Cool J released some great albums throughout his career. And while he may not be considered one of the greatest rappers of all time, he's still a talented musician—even making his way to the big screen. With albums ranging from Mama Said Knock You Out to Radio, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list of popular LL Cool J CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

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

Release Date: 1990

Artist: LL Cool J

Producer: Marley Marl

Tracks: Illegal Search, Eat ’em Up L Chill, The Boomin’ System, 6 Minutes of Pleasure, Murdergram, + more

Length (mins): 01:01:45

Genres (Music): Gangsta rap, Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Pop rap, New jack swing, + more

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

Release Date: 1985

Artist: LL Cool J

Producer: Rick Rubin, Jazzy Jay

Tracks: You Can't Dance, You'll Rock, Rock the Bells, I Can Give You More, That's a Lie, + more

Length (mins): 00:47:11

Genres (Music): Gangsta rap, Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, New school hip hop

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

Release Date: 1987

Artist: LL Cool J

Tracks: Go Cut Creator Go, The Do Wop, My Rhyme Ain’t Done, Kanday, Ahh, + more

Length (mins): 00:45:21

Genres (Music): Gangsta rap, Hip hop music, New jack swing, Old-school hip hop, Golden age hip hop, + more

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

Release Date: 1995

Artist: LL Cool J

Producer: Trackmasters Entertainment, Osten Harvey, Jr.

Tracks: Hey Lover, I Shot Ya, Make It Hot, Mr. Smith, Papa Luv It, + more

Length (mins): 01:03:31

Genres (Music): Gangsta rap, Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, New jack swing, Hardcore hip hop

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#14 on The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 1990s

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