LL Cool J : I Make My Own Rules (book review)

I came across this book by mistake and instantly bought it (very cheap too). One thing before continuing is that this boom was published in 1997 so Im sure a lot of things have changed in his life since then.

LL is one of those rappers that has been around for a long time (even in 1997). There words like “bugged out” or “yo” that are a little bit over used throughout, but I guess that was the thing back then. LL’s life growing up was so messed up and painful, from physical and mental abuse from both his dad and step dad to growing up in the streets and being homeless for a while.

Cool J gibves a lot of credit to his grandparents, especially to his grandpa for buying him his first real pa system and scratch tables. And of course his grandma was the one that inspired for the song “Mama Said Knock You Out”

I dont want to give too many details because this such a short book (202 pgs), but his story is very inspirational. I wish he wrote his autobiography in more recent years. But it just shows how much he went through even back in 1997.

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Publisher: St Martin Press
Release Date: September 1, 1997
# of Pages: 224

*next book to be reviewed: Lemmy Kilmister: White Line Fever

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4 thoughts on “LL Cool J : I Make My Own Rules (book review)

  1. Thanks for this! I owned this book for years..haha! Super huge fan of Ladies Love Cool James ever since he went big at 16. Aging myself here, but by 1997 he’d already gone the lifespan of the mega-artist and even found his stride as an actor and as a devoted family man. Yeah, whoever was supposed to edit this work really didn’t, but hey, still made money. Go figure. 🙂

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