April 11, 2006
Def Jam
Rap, Pop-Rap, Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap

Album Review

LL Cool J himself would warn listeners against calling it a comeback, because he's been around since the mid-'80s churning out records the whole time. And while 2006's Todd Smith doesn't pack near the punch of Radio or even '90s material like Mama Said Knock You Out, the album proves that Cool James always has and always will have wit and style to spare.
At this point, LL makes few pretenses to being street, and Todd Smith is straight commercial pop-rap, with production from industry heavyweights Pharrell, Timbaland, and Scott Storch, among others. The rapper also brings on a whole host of guest stars, including Jennifer Lopez (on the album's lead-off single "Control Myself"), Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, and Jamie Foxx, among others. The result is solid radio-friendly hip-hop from a veteran of the genre., Rovi

Track Listing

  1. It's LL and Santana
  2. Control Myself
  3. Favorite Flavor
  4. Freeze
  5. Best Dress
  6. Preserve the Sexy
  7. What You Want
  8. I've Changed
  9. Ooh Wee
  10. #1 Fan
  11. Down the Aisle
  12. We're Gonna Make It
  13. So Sick [Remix][*]
  14. Control Myself [CD-ROM Track]