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All World: The Greatest Hits One of rap's original B-boys, LL Cool J, didn't survive on his charm or waggish vocal chops alone. As the relentlessly engaging hits package, All World: The Greatest HitsReissues, Hip-Hop/Rap One of rap's original B-boys, LL Cool J, didn't survive on his charm or waggish vocal chops alone. As the relentlessly engaging hits package, 1996-12-20
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All World: The Greatest Hits

Genre: Reissues, Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: LL Cool J; Producer (group): Def Jam

One of rap’s original B-boys, LL Cool J, didn’t survive on his charm or waggish vocal chops alone. As the relentlessly engaging hits package, All World, proves, he deftly segued from snarling boasts to cuddly come-ons, just as his tracks kept improving — from the early electro-beats of ”Rock the Bells” through the funky swing of ”Jingling Baby” and beyond. An essential hip-hop collection — even if it doesn’t include 1989’s naughty-by-nature ode ”I’m That Type of Guy.” A