Keeping the 80s hip hop train rolling, we stop on a damn larger than life icon – LL COOL J! A much different guy than we know him now, we travel back to a rather big left turn for the whole genre with a “rap ballad” that met success across all sorts of borders and territories. “I Need Love” is a classic now and you know the beat by heart, but it wasn’t so much then.

Peter Paras rejoins as we look at LL Cool J and talk about some of his contemporaries of the time too.

Due to copyright and fair use laws as well as Apple and Spotify sweeps for such things, I’m not going to roll the dice and be including a clip of the song in the episode. However, you can watch the entire video before listening right here.

The Brandon Peters Show will return next week.


Brandon – Shure SM58-LC
Peter – Laptop Microphone (Recorded with ZOOM)

Post Production
NCH Wavepad Masters Edition v8.38
NCH MixPad Masters v5.22
The Levelator 2

RUNTIME: 15 minutes

Brandon Peters

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