‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star LL Cool J Is Stylish in Throwback Photo

by Maggie Schneider
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame )

The “NCIS: Los Angeles” star and rapper is bringing the 1980s back with his latest Instagram post. What a throwback!

LL Cool J has been in the public eye for decades. The rapper and actor is still going strong after 37 years of being in the entertainment industry. While fans of “NCIS: Los Angeles” know him since his debut on the show in 2009, his earlier years were focused in the rap world. LL Cool J enjoys looking back at these times on his social media.

Last night, LL Cool J posts a throwback image of himself from the 1980s. This is the peak of his rap career, around the time his breakthrough album “Big and Deffer” (1987) is released. Wearing a purple and magenta set with cream accents, he looks like a star. Let’s not forget the 80s sneakers and the bling sparkling on his neck and fingers.

LL Cool J in the 1980s

As mentioned before, this is a powerful decade for LL Cool J. He is signed to Def Jam, releases three studio albums, receives radio airplay, and breaks through the Billboard charts. His debut album “Radio” sells over 500,000 copies in the first five months. His 1987 record peaks at the sixth position of the Billboard 200 and makes it to number 1 on the R&B Album Chart. LL Cool J’s dreams are a reality at this point.

Fans and friends of the star enjoy looking back at the image with him. Some are commenting about the classic Mercedes-Benz car. Others are reminding fans about the rapper’s historic decade.

“LL ended the 1980s era with another Platinum studio album (3 platinum albums) and created another batch of classic hits, 👏” one fan writes.

“Wow this took me back to the big boom box era,” another says.

LL Cool J’s Net Worth

The “NCIS: Los Angeles” star is being paid well for his time on the show. LL Cool J plays Special Agent Sam Hanna on the show, a recurring role over the last 13 seasons. Celebrity Net Worth claims that the CBS drama pays him $350,000 per episode. This means LL Cool J’s earnings from Season 12 add up to a total of $6 million.

While CBS is not confirming any details regarding his contract, it is great to see his worth in both the television and music industries. In total, his net worth estimates at about $150 million. As a loyal husband and father, he shares his earnings with his family, who are all incredibly multifaceted. He wants them to follow their dreams.

“I just try to lead by example, encourage them [and] make sure they can do anything they put their minds to. I’ve always been really trying to teach them to believe in themselves and not be limited.”