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LL Cool J to receive “I Am Hip Hop Icon” award at 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards

By The Hip Hop Writer
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Three years ago, LL Cool J released Exit 13, which was his final album with Def Jam. Over twenty years before, LL Cool J helped launch the label with his music. After a highly successful career as a rapper, LL Cool J decided to move into the movies.

LL Cool J currently stars in “NCIS: LA” as one of the main protagonists, Sam Hanna. His roles in films and television shows led to LL to devote all his time to the screens. Previously, LL Cool J would take time out to record an album.

Despite being fully focused on television projects now, LL Cool J has considered coming out with another album. While LL has no new album in the works, he will be honored for his work on previous albums. At the upcoming BET Hip Hop Awards, LL Cool J will be given the “I Am Hip Hop Icon” award, which has previously been awarded to Ice Cube, Russell Simmons, Grandmaster Flash, KRS-One, and Salt-N-Pepa.

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