LL Cool J

5 Classic Albums

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Def Jam celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014, a year during which the label dug through its catalog for a large quantity of repackagings, including the Def Jam 30 box set, a line of succinct single-artist anthologies, and album bundles like this one. 5 Classic Albums is an inaccurate title, but some of its components justify the adjective. This contains Radio (1985), Bigger & Deffer (1987), Mama Said Knock You Out (1990), Mr. Smith (1995), and G.O.A.T. (2000). So, it skips past Walking with a Panther, 14 Shots to the Dome, and Phenomenon, and contains none of the rapper's four last releases for the label. The compact package offered the albums as they were originally released, and it retailed for a price lower than the sum of them purchased individually.

Track Listing - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
1:34
2
4:32
3
5:00
4
4:44
5
4:54
6
2:44
7
3:51
8
3:59
9
5:43
10
4:12
11
3:59
12
3:48
13
3:58
14
0:30
15
5:04
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