Ad Rock (Beastie Boys) Tells LL Cool J How He Discovered Him

LL Cool J has always told the story of mailing in his demo tapes to record labels when he was 1st trying to get into the game.  He's told the story many times of Ad Rock listening to his demo.   Now Ad Rock sits down with LL and tells his version...

“So Rick Rubin produced a record with DJ Jazzy Jay and rapper T La Rock called ‘It’s Yours,'” Ad-Rock tells LL. “And it was a big record in a small circle — in a small scene in New York. Off of that record, people started sending demo tapes in because it was a rap record, and some kids started sending demos in. There was just an address on the record itself.

“And it was actually — I’m sure nobody knew that he lived in a college dorm room. And so he would get all these tapes, and there was a box of tapes. And instead of being at school, I would cut school and go to Rick’s dorm, and I’d hang out … I would listen to the tapes, and I heard this one from this kid named LL Cool J … and it was really good. You were rapping.”

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