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  • Summary: The rapper's eleventh album includes six tracks produced by Timbaland. R. Kelly also guests.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
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  1. LL does DEFinition with a superstar panache that never gets into that dangerously cheesy Will Smith territory and keeps it streetwise without putting on a front.
  2. Light on filler, "The DEFinition" proves that, after 21 years in the industry, LL is as relevant as many of his contemporaries.
  3. LL offers up "you rap for the thugs/I rap for the ladies" on the album, but there's some tough, near-"Mama Said Knock You Out"'s here, and from any hardcore thug's point of view, he's getting better at splitting the difference.
  4. The party jams and lovemaking odes are merely competent genre exercises that bury his still-sharp voice. [10 Sep 2004, p.164]
  5. There’s a distinct lack of personality, meaning that LL Cool J’s eleventh long player is merely good, and his reputation (and bank balance) will be neither tarnished nor expanded.
  6. There's nothing wrong with this record... Yet it's only on Feel The Beat, in which he lets his ego off the leash, that LL gets into gear. [Oct 2004, p.128]
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    Mostly, he's outmuscled by the production. [Oct 2004, p.122]

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  1. lisaj
    Sep 10, 2004
    10
    fresh x100
  2. raymondv
    Nov 7, 2004
    10
    excellent album all of it and especially "Headsprung and Hush"
  3. DominiqueC
    Oct 10, 2004
    10
    I love LL Cool J, he's awesome and absolutely gorgeous
  4. GáborU
    Oct 21, 2004
    10
    Uncle L remains on top with this album!
  5. BrandonM
    Oct 24, 2004
    10
    Hey LL cool J,Bro this album is the bomb.Your are still my favorite singer.The songs i like the best is headsrung,and hush,im trying to get Hey LL cool J,Bro this album is the bomb.Your are still my favorite singer.The songs i like the best is headsrung,and hush,im trying to get all your cds but i cant find them any where.ometimes i rap too Expand
  6. mashpac
    Mar 21, 2005
    7
    ll cool j has proved his mettle again
  7. asimr
    Sep 29, 2004
    4
    Lyrically LL Cool J is not the G.O.A.T. Never was and never will be. He's way over-rated, i can't believe people think he's Lyrically LL Cool J is not the G.O.A.T. Never was and never will be. He's way over-rated, i can't believe people think he's better than Canibus. His new single isn't worth it, only because of Timberland i would be able to bear it on the radio. Expand