Saturday, 10 February 2007
Crushing you like a jellybean
Here's LL Cool J at Hammersmith Odeon in 1987 (the same tour as PE and Eric B and Rakim, and the one that is on Nation of Millions). It's easy to forget what a great MC he was back then, after all the oiled up photo shots and smoothed-out hip hop lite, but he was so there.
Westwood introduces him (Dave Pearce won that particular toss of the coin and was immortalised on one of the all-time albums of all-time), lone man shouts "boo...wanker" when LL enters the stage, LL feels good about Canday and rocks the bells. Just listen.