Following his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, LL Cool J posts an inspiring Instagram montage.
The two-time Grammy winner and “NCIS: Los Angeles” star shows no signs of slowing down. LL Cool J is a part of the Class of 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees. As of October 30th’s ceremony, he is a new member of the organization, being honored for his moves in hip-hop.
The rapper took fans behind the scenes of the induction ceremony earlier this week. Now, he is giving fans a recap montage on his Instagram feed.
Captioned “Don’t let anyone limit your dreams,” LL Cool J highlights social media reactions to his performance and induction. These posts overlay videos of the rapper from the event, leaving fans feeling inspired.
“One thing about Uncle L…he gon’ give us a damn show,” the first tweet reads.
“@PaulMcCartney rocking out to LL Cool J is the best thing I’ve seen in a while,” another fan writes.
While some of the tweets describe his performance as a strong comeback to the music world. Others, however, view the rapper’s career as always moving, never stagnant.
“@llcoolj’s catalog (is) the soundtrack of my life,” one fan writes. “Losing my mind seeing him inducted into the #RockHall2021 – don’t call it a comeback!”
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star’s Moment
At the end of the montage, LL Cool J includes a clip of his induction speech. Wearing a shiny silver set with crystal accents, the rapper is the essence of cool as he thanks his fans. Holding his award up in the air, the rapper says “Hey mom, I made it!” Fans are certain that LL Cool J’s mom is very proud.
“It’s humbling and it’s inspiring,” the rapper says to Rolling Stone. “It makes me want to get in the studio and give something back for this recognition.”
LL Cool J’s Rap Career
While LL Cool J is an actor on “NCIS: Los Angeles,” his career began in music. He is one of the first hip-hop artists to reach mainstream success, releasing hits like “I Need A Beat,” “Going Back to Cali” and “I’m Bad.” His first record “Radio” sold over 1-million copies in just three years. According to the Kennedy Center, he is the “first rap artist to amass ten-consecutive platinum-plus selling albums.” He was given a Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2017.
As the artist continues to break records, he remains thankful for every opportunity.
“I’m just thankful, it feels crazy,” LL Cool J says. “When you’re a little kid sitting on the block with a 40 and a bottle of Olde English, tapping on a garbage can, you don’t know that you’re going to get this far.”
For the entertainer, making history means giving the world something beautiful in return.