3/13/18 O&A NYC TRIBUTE TO A LATE HIP HOP ARTIST: Craig Mack – “Flava In Ya Ear” Remix Feat. Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta & Rampage

Craig Mack one of the first Hip Hop artist to break out from Sean Puffy Combs, Bad Boy Entertainment in the 1990s has died at age 46. Craig Mack’s producer, Alvin Toney, confirmed that the Long Island rapper died of heart failure on March 12,2018 near his home in Walterboro, South Carolina.
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10/12/17 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: Monica – Don’t Take It Personal (Just One Of Dem Days)

Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days) is a song by R&B artist Monica. It was written by producer Dallas Austin, Willie James Baker, Derek Simmons, Carlton Ridenhour, Quincy Jones, Abrim Tilmon, Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler and LL Cool J. Continue reading

8/14/17 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: LL Cool J Phenomenon

Phenomenon is the first single by LL Cool J from his seventh album Phenomenon.  It was released on October 14, 1997.   Continue reading


Jingling Baby was the final single released from LL Cool J’s third album, Walking With A Panther. It was released on January 8, 1990 for Def Jam Records and was produced by LL Cool J and Dwayne Simon. The single version was remixed by Marley Marl. Continue reading

6/16/16 O&A NYC THROWBACK THURSDAY: LL Cool J – Paradise ft. Amerie

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Paradise, is a song by rapper turned actor LL Cool J featuring R&B singer Amerie. The track was released in early 2003 as the second single from LL Cool J’s ninth studio album, 10 (2002). A music video, featuring clips from Deliver Us From Eva, was produced to promote both the single and the film. Continue reading

4/24/15 O&A With WaleStylez- Song Of The Day: Craig Mack feat. Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J – Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)


Flava in Ya Ear is a single by American rapper Craig Mack. The original club mix single was released on 12 inch vinyl in July 1994 on the Bad Boy Entertainment record label, packaged with a series of additional remixes. The song features performances by labelmate The Notorious B.I.G. (the only time they collaborated while he was alive), Rampage, LL Cool J and Busta Rhymes. The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 37th Grammy Awards in 1995. Continue reading