Buff Body of the Week: LL Cool J

This week’s Buff Body is an oldie (he’s been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years) but he’s oh so a goodie!

LL Cool J

LL's Cool Body

NCIS: Los Angeles star James Todd Smith, also known by hip-hop enthusiasts as LL Cool J or simply “LL” has been doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it again and again

I’m talking about keeping his body in tip-top shape.

The 42-year old rapper and actor first broke out on the scene in 1985 with his critically acclaimed debut album Radio. He was a relatively unknown skinny kid from Queens back then, but over the years Smith has ascended to the status of hip-hop legend, while building up his body mass along the way.

LL is the mastermind behind such classic hip-hop ballads as I Need Love (1987), the upbeat underdog’s anthem, Mama Said Knock You Out (1990) and the club hit Phenomenom (1997). In 2003 he teamed up with with American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez for the platinum-selling duet , All I Have.

MTV Music Awards… Grammys… Soul Train honors… he’s won them all. When it comes to TV and Movies (like Any Given Sunday and Deep Blue Sea) he’s a bonfide star. But just how he has captured the hearts of millions of female fans over the years surely has something to do with THIS:

LL rocks his signature Kangol in for which album photo? Post your guess in the comments section.

and this:

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Biceps bulging... but for which album promotion? Post your guess in the comments section below.

oh, and this:

In his 2006 book, LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout, Smith tells Buff Body enthusiasts to commit to a workout plan, cut back on salt and avoid fast food at all costs.

“Most of all, educate yourself. Always check the nutritional content,” says Smith in his book. “Better yet, look up your favorite fast-food meal on the Internet for a reality check on their ingredients and nutritional content. Believe me, you’ll think twice about ordering that again once you know what it contains,” he writes.

Inspired? So am I! Sooo… who would you like to see featured as the next Buff Body? Tell me your choice in the comments section below.



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  1. Judy

    Hi Markette,

    All I can say is hmm, hmm, hmm! LL Cool J is hot, hot, hot, girl! I have always liked him. His body is unbelievable. Ooops, I’m a married woman. Shame on me!! …lol…

    Speak with you soon! Have a blessed weekend.


  2. Markette

    Lol! Yes, LL is definitely H-O-T. But you know who else is getting a LOT of traffic on our webiste this week? Prince William! He was our “Buff Body” in April of 2010: http://www.dconheels.com/2010/04/08/buff-body-of-the-week-3/