35 Years Ago Today – LL Cool J Released Debut LP ‘Radio’ & First Def Jam Records Issued LP

35 years ago today (11/18/85), LL Cool J released his debut LP Radio, and it was also the first album ever issued on Def Jam Records. This Rick Rubin produced Radio went Platinum and marked the meeting of new school and old school hip hop, as the recording ranked in commercial success and four singles. Watch LL lay down “Rock the Bells” off Radio on Soul Train..

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