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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
LL Cool J rocketed to the top of the hip-hop world in 1985 with Radio, his astonishing debut, but he lost his footing a bit with Bigger and Deffer, his mildly disappointing follow-up that proved to be a commercial breakthrough all the same. It's a powerful album that gets underway with a bang, as LL raps, "No rapper can rap quite like I can," and makes his case throughout the album-opening "I'm Bad," a ferocious hardcore rap with a great DJ-scratched hook. While that song ranks among LL's best and most popular ever, Bigger and Deffer doesn't boast too many other standout moments, with the exception of "I Need Love." Its balladic tenderness comes as a late-album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
LL Cool J rocketed to the top of the hip-hop world in 1985 with Radio, his astonishing debut, but he lost his footing a bit with Bigger and Deffer, his mildly disappointing follow-up that proved to be a commercial breakthrough all the same. It's a powerful album that gets underway with a bang, as LL raps, "No rapper can rap quite like I can," and makes his case throughout the album-opening "I'm Bad," a ferocious hardcore rap with a great DJ-scratched hook. While that song ranks among LL's best and most popular ever, Bigger and Deffer doesn't boast too many other standout moments, with the exception of "I Need Love." Its balladic tenderness comes as a late-album surprise, considering how ferocious LL sounds elsewhere here. Nonetheless, like it or loathe it, the song set the template for a number of such lovers raps that would bring LL much crossover success in the years to come. "I Need Love" aside, Bigger and Deffer is consistently solid, produced entirely by the L.A. Posse Darryl Pierce, Dwayne Simon, and Bobby Erving and filled with the sort of hard-hitting hip-hop that was Def Jam's staple at the time. But while the album is mostly solid, it does lack the creative spark that had made Radio such an invigorating release only a couple years prior the absence of Rick Rubin here is unfortunate. In those couple years since LL had put out Radio, rap music had taken big strides. Now, in 1987, LL had to contend with the likes of Eric B. & Rakim, Kool Moe Dee, Public Enemy, and Boogie Down Productions, with others like EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, Ice-T, and N.W.A on the horizon. When put in such a context, Bigger and Deffer pales a bit; in the years since LL's Radio rocked the streets of New York, rap had taken leaps and bounds while LL hadn't. So it was no surprise when LL suddenly came under attack by his rivals and a few fans, sending him back to the drawing board for his next effort, the whopping 18-track Walking with a Panther 1989.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/1995
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 731452735324
  • Catalog Number: 527353
  • Sales rank: 20,678

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Bad (4:39)
  2. 2 Kanday (3:59)
  3. 3 Get Down (3:23)
  4. 4 The Bristol Hotel (2:43)
  5. 5 My Rhyme Ain't Done (3:45)
  6. 6 .357 - Break It on Down (4:05)
  7. 7 Go Cut Creator Go (3:57)
  8. 8 The Breakthrough (4:04)
  9. 9 I Need Love (5:23)
  10. 10 Ahh, Let's Get Ill (3:45)
  11. 11 The Do Wop (4:59)
  12. 12 On the Ill Tip (0:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
LL Cool J Primary Artist
L.A. Posse Group
Bobby Erving scratching
Technical Credits
L.A. Posse Producer
Steven Ett Engineer
Jay Henry Engineer
Rod Hui Engineer
LL Cool J Composer, Producer
Mark Mandelbaum Engineer
Dwayne "Muffla" Simon Composer
Chuck Valle Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Bobby Erving Producer
Darryl Pierce Composer
D. J. Pooh Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    still one of the greatones by ll cool j

    this is a great album my brother had this on cassette in the 80s when it first came out and we would play this album over and over. lots of great raps on this 1987 classic. im bad go cut creator go the breakthough etc. this is a must have

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