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Format: CD
Sku: 60433365
UPC: 731454681926
UPC 14: 00731454681926
Release Date: 9/12/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Intro ~ LL Cool J
2. Imagine That ~ LL Cool J
3. Back Where I Belong - (featuring Ja Rule) ~ LL Cool J
4. II Cool J - (featuring Kandice Love) ~ LL Cool J
5. Take It Off ~ LL Cool J
6. Skit ~ LL Cool J
7. Fuhgidabowdit - (featuring DMX/Method Man/Redman) ~ LL Cool J
8. Farmers - (featuring Tiki Diamond) ~ LL Cool J
9. This Is Us - (featuring Carl Thomas) ~ LL Cool J
10. Can't Think ~ LL Cool J
11. Hello - (featuring Amil) ~ LL Cool J
12. You And Me - (featuring Kelly Price) ~ LL Cool J
13. Homicide ~ LL Cool J
14. U Can't F**k With Me - (featuring Snoop/Jayo Felony/Xzibit) ~ LL Cool J
15. Queens Is - (featuring Prodigy) ~ LL Cool J
16. G.O.A.T., The ~ LL Cool J
17. Ill Bomb - (bonus track, with Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap) ~ LL Cool J
18. Hidden Track ~ LL Cool J
Hordes of hopeful contenders have claimed to be it. Rabid rap fans will debate and argue about it from sundown to da break of dawn. But in the world of hip hop what does it truly take to be The Greatest Of All Time? Lyrics. Charisma. Personality. Versatility. Longevity. L.L Cool J has this.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Contains a hidden track after "Ill Bomb."
Muze PNote Personnel includes: LL Cool J, Kelly Price, Method Man, Redman, DMX, Prodigy, Snoop, Jayo Felony, Xzibit, Ja Rule, Amil, Carl Thomas, Tiki Diamond, Candice Love.
Muze PNote Producers include: James "Bimmy" Antney, Rockwilder, Vada Nobles, DJ Scratch, Adam F.
Muze PNote Recorded at The Hit Factory and Mirror Image Studios, New York, New York.
Muze PNote One of the last hip-hop veterans standing, with many platinum albums and leading film roles to his credit, LL Cool J has taken the art form to a higher level than the music industry could have ever imagined back when he "rocked the bells" in 1985. Still sporting his battle rhyme style, LL returns with yet another classic album, G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time).
Muze PNote His collaborations on this album show that LL's very aware of the current hip-hop audience, teaming up with Mobb Deep's Prodigy on his hometown dedication "Queens," and Snoop Dogg and Xzibit on the West Coast-flavored "You Can't Fuck with Me." Those jams will have the hardcore fans satisfied, but then, as usual, LL gets freaky, with songs such as "Hello," featuring Amil, and "Imagine That" featuring LeShaun, that should please the ladies. LL's versatile persona proves that he is, indeed, the G.O.A.T.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Redman
Muze Guest Artist Method Man
Muze Guest Artist Kelly Price
Muze Guest Artist Xzibit
Muze Guest Artist Snoop Dogg
Muze Guest Artist Ja Rule
Muze Guest Artist DMX
Muze Guest Artist Prodigy
Muze Guest Artist Kandice Love
Muze Guest Artist Tiki Diamond
Muze Guest Artist Carl Thomas
Muze Guest Artist Amil
Muze Guest Artist Jayo Felony

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Show (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations 10th Year Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations Beavis & Butthead Do America
Muze Music Compilations Levert.Sweat.Gill
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Traffic Jams (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Mtv Presents: Hip Hop Back In The Day
Muze Music Compilations Out Of Business/Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Blackout (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Legacy: Greatest Hits Collection
Muze Music Compilations Source Presents: hip Hop Hits Vol. 7
Muze Music Compilations Legacy: The Greatest Hits Collection (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1 (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Island Def Jam Recording Presents 1
Muze Music Compilations Def Jam Greatest Hits (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Essential Hip Hop Vol 4
Muze Music Compilations Madea's Family Reunion
Muze Music Compilations Hip Hop Essentials (Ltd) (Box)
Muze Music Compilations Brass Knuckles(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Funkmaster Flex Presents:mix Tape V1
Muze Music Compilations Legacy (Greatest Hits)
Muze Music Compilations Def Jam Recordings: 25th Anniversary Box Set
Muze Music Compilations All World:greatest Hits Vol. 2(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Q Soul Bossa Nostra
Muze Music Compilations Ncis:los Angeles (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Wheelhouse
Muze Music Compilations Essential
Muze Music Compilations DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Day

Associated Artists and Works

Dre, Dr.

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/12/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 546 819
Music Label Name Label : Def Jam (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731454681926

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (9/28/00, p.58)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...[It] highlights LL's greatest talent: to be everything to everybody. A freaky hybrid of bad boy and good guy, LL is hard as a ny gangsta but can also be cuddly and sincere..."

Entertainment Weekly (9/24/00, p.78)
- "...[LL] in near top form. Talking trash, passing the mic to guests like DMX and Snoop Dog, reeling off endlessly inventive boasts - he makes it seem easy..." - Rating: B

Q (12/00, p.126)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...He still has it and, unsurprisingly, he is not slow to alert his audience..."

Vibe (9/00, pp.239-40)
- 4 records out of 5 - "...[His] most enthralling album in years.....delivering uncharacteristically bad-tempered put-downs, froths at the mouth, denounces his critics and maintains that [his] ability to compete with grittier contemporaries [has not weakened]..."

NME (Magazine)
(9/16/00, p.36)
- 7 out of 10 - "...He still sounds fresh..."

Billboard 8 of 10
...With eight albums under his belt, LL is arguably the best MC to ever touch the mike. With his latest offering, G.O.A.T., LL attempts to end the argument--and he makes a pretty good case... this is no stroll down memory lane... LL...seems to have regained the fire that was sorely missing from his previous release, Phenomenon.

Rolling Stone 9 of 10
...LL has been rocking the bells since his 1985 debut, which is a century in rap years... and G.O.A.T. glows with the heat of his rhymes. G.O.A.T. highlights LL's greatest talent: to be everything to everybody. A freaky hybrid of bad boy and good guy, LL is as hard as any gangsta but can also be cuddly and sincere. And he's got showmanship to spare. - Matt Diehl


Hordes of hopeful contenders have claimed to be it. Rabid rap fans will debate and argue about it from sundown to da break of dawn. But in the world of hiphop what does it truly take to be The Greatest Of All Time? Lyrics. Charisma. Personality. Versatility. Longevity. A command of the studio as well as the stage. The ability to conquer any and all obstacles from a brash newcomer or wily veteran picking a rhyme fight to the changing tastes of a fickle rap audience and emerge stronger than ever. As many living legends as hip hop has produced within its 20 years of recorded history, only one artist can honestly count all of these qualifications amongst his arsenal of talents: LL Cool J. From the moment a teenaged "young legend in leather" named James Todd Smith exclaimed "I Need A Beat" to the world in 1984 as Def Jam Records' Flagship artist, LL Cool J has blazed an unprecedented legacy of achievements. A two-time Grammy Award winner, respected television and feature film actor, author, humanitarian and devoted family man, he has never gone less than gold on any of his eight album projects. The St. Albans, Queens native is also the first rap artist to amass six consecutive platinum-plus selling albums and six gold singles. Now, with his ninth effort, G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time), LL officially and rightfully assumes the title that has eluded all others.

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