August 20, 2021

LL Cool J - 10 (2002)

Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Style: Pop Rap
Label Number: 440 077 021-2
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© 2002 Def Jam Records
AllMusic Review by John Bush
No, "10" isn't the rating of LL Cool J's flexed biceps or his bare chest, it's the number of albums he's recorded for Def Jam -- and the title of his latest. As on his last couple, LL moves back and forth between lovers rock and a few hardcore tracks. He sounds more comfortable singing to the ladies though, with a little pleading and a lot of telling how it's going to be, balancing his usual gravelly delivery with plenty of sweet, female-led choruses. Surprisingly, despite a strong roster of producers (Tone & Poke, the Neptunes, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence), 10 isn't much of a head-turner. Only the DJ S&S production "Fa Ha" lets LL Cool J relax into a solid hardcore groove. Just like on the cover, there's a lot of posturing going on here, but very little substance.

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