Todd Smith - LL Cool J
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  • Summary: Mary J. Blige, Ginuwine, Juelz Santana, Timbaland, Pharrell, and other stars guest on the latest release from the veteran rapper known to his parents as James Todd Smith.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Make no mistake about it, this is a formulaic album.
  2. In the end, even LL himself seems a little lost in his efforts to find Todd Smith.
  3. 60
    It's hard to find LL in the crowd. [Jun 2006, p.141]
  4. The album doesn't really push the creative envelope and relies too heavily on guests at the expense of the principal artist. [15 Apr 2006]
  5. His 12th album is so girly it should be wearing pink tights and a tiara.
  6. Todd Smith might be the last straw for many fed up with his current direction.
  7. Leav[es] one wondering whatever happened to the immortal MC whou could carry an album by himself without needing a breath. [4 May 2006, p.59]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. oml
    Jul 31, 2006
    10
    a classic
  2. MelissaK
    Oct 6, 2006
    10
    LL Cool J is the best and noooo one can take him from that !!!!!! this album proves he still got it !!!!!!!!!!
  3. s
    Apr 16, 2006
    7
    yo! the albums above average. its not classic ll or anythig but it still its its a 70-75 according to me. he ought to hav cut collabos and given more solos. but we have to remember hez been doing his things since 20 yrs and face that hez there unti lis amazing Expand
  4. BrannonM
    Apr 6, 2007
    5
    I have not listened to this but Canibus murdered him on "2nd round KO"
  5. ChrisW
    Jun 18, 2006
    3
    A Disapointment. I've been an LL fan since Rock the Bells and I hate to say that I am a fan no more. Nothing original here at all, strictly safe and over-produced. Todd Smith needs to go back and listen to Mama Said Knock you out and Bigger and Deffer to see why those records worked cause this clearly doesn't. Expand