Matt Diehl
September 05, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The name stands for Ladies Love Cool James, and this smooth-as-silk-sheets rap won’t change that rep. In another of his trademark odes to an around-the-way girl, LL Cool J builds the song on the foundation of New Edition’s sugary-sweet ”Candy Girl”: It’s not the most original move, but LL can make anything funky with his old-school lyrical skills. B

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