When you’re LL Cool J, you sell out stadiums. That’s just part of the deal. The “NCIS: Los Angeles” star and hip-hop pioneer posted a mind-blowing Instagram photo of a concert he performed a few years back.
Since 2009, the rapper/actor born James Todd Smith has played Sam Hanna on “NCIS: Los Angeles.” He has appeared in nearly 300 episodes of the hit series over that time and has kept busy with his music when he’s not filming.
As a musical artist, LL Cool J helped to form the first wave of hip-hop in the 1980s. As one of the first artists ever signed by Rick Rubin’s Def Jam, he went on to create multiple platinum-selling projects. Fans of the music or not, many people who remember the early 90s will instantly associate the song “Mama Said Knock You Out” with the “NCIS: Los Angeles” star.
His Instagram post is something to behold. We can’t be 100% sure, but the photo he shared appears to be from a 2015 concert at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. The stadium is now defunct, but its official capacity is listed at just over 45,000 people. Based on the picture, LL Cool J had no issue whatsoever selling that many tickets. Rest assured, those folks aren’t in attendance because they’re “NCIS: Los Angeles” fans. They’re there for MC LL.
“I’m From Farmers blvd in Queens NY,” LL Cool J writes.
The caption serves to put things in perspective. Here’s a regular guy from Queens who managed to achieve such success as to sell out an entire stadium. That’s an impressive feat, no matter who you are or from where you hail.
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Season 13 Cast Looks A Bit Different Than in Years Past
LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell are still there to hold down the core cast of “NCIS: Los Angeles.” However, in the off-season, Renée Felice Smith and Barrett Foa announced that they would be departing the show. The actors responsible for Nell Jones and Eric Beale were fan favorites, and their absence has opened up an opportunity.
Newer cast additions Caleb Castille (Devin Roundtree) and Medalion Rahimi (Fatima Namazi) will play more prominent roles as Season 13 continues.
“So what will happen with Fatima and Rountree in season 13. I think that we do get to know them better. We dive into their personal history more. Between them, I think their partnership is stronger than ever. They do face some obstacles — I don’t want to give too much away. But like I said before, they start to dive into the tougher, more difficult aspects of this job,” Rahimi told CBS.