LL Cool J's egotism is his m.o., his sex appeal, his greatest strength. He'd been on top of the world since he started scoring hits as a teenager, but anyone who's been in the rap game for five years, as he'd been when Mama arrived, has something to prove. So he came out swinging-literally-with the title track, which claims boxing trash talk as proto-rap and turns it into a declaration of ongoing mastery. Beyond that, Mama, with it's ultra-hard Marley Marl production, pumps up his love-man rep (the sweetly affectionate "Around the Way Girl" and an even hornier remix of "Jingling Baby") and his ego (pretty much everything else). It's mostly just old-school boasting, but damn if it isn't deserved.
The Boomin' System
Around the Way Girl
Eat Em Up L Chill
Mr. Good Bar
Cheesy Rat Blues
Farmers Blvd. (Our Anthem) (Feat. Big Money, Bom, Grip and HIC)
Mama Said Knock You Out
Jingling Baby (Remixed But Still Jingling)
To Da Break of Dawn
6 Minutes of Pleasure
The Power of God
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