LL Cool J: “El Shabazz” from Radio

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About “El Shabazz”

“El Shabazz” is a hidden song by LL Cool J from his album Radio.

An extended version of “El Shabazz” was later issued as the B-side to “Rock The Bells.”

About Radio

LL Cool J’s debut album Radio was released in 1985 and is considered one of the most influential hip-hop albums of all time. It features the hit singles “I Can’t Live Without My Radio,” “Rock The Bells,” and “I Need A Beat.” Produced by Rick Rubin, the album helped establish both LL Cool J and Rubin as major players in the hip-hop industry.

Radio is characterized by LL Cool J’s intense, energetic delivery and the innovative use of sampling, particularly on the track “Rock The Bells,” which uses a sample from AC/DC’s “Back in Black.” LL Cool J’s lyricism is also notable, with his flow and rhymes showcasing a raw and authentic talent.

Radio helped usher in a new era of hip-hop and cemented LL Cool J’s place as a hip-hop icon. It remains a classic album that continues to influence and inspire new generations of hip-hop artists.

How to find “El Shabazz”

On CD: Play through “Dangerous” (final song on side A of the vinyl, track 5 on CD)

Listen to “El Shabazz”

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