ll-cool-j1Keeping it real ain’t about carrying a gun or smoking blunts. It’s about being true to yourself and those around you.” -L.L. Cool J

James Todd Smith came into this world on January 14th, 1968, in Queens, New York. After hearing revolutionary music from Afrika Bambaataa and Sugar Hill Gang, little James grew to love the new rap scene. His grandfather bought him his first DJ set when he was nine years old.