Todd Smith (album)

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Todd Smith
Studio album by LL Cool J
Released April 11, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 51:47
Label Def Jam
Producer Lyfe Jennings, Pharrell, Trackmasters, Keezo Kane, Bink!
LL Cool J chronology
The DEFinition
(2004)
Todd Smith
(2006)
Exit 13
(2008)
Singles from Todd Smith
  1. "It's LL And Santana / What You Want"
    Released: November 10, 2005
  2. "Control Myself"
    Released: February 1, 2006
  3. "Freeze"
    Released: April 5, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C+[3]
RapReviews.com (7.5/10)[4]
Rolling Stone 1/5 stars[5]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[6]
XXL 2/5 stars[7]

Todd Smith is the eleventh studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on April 11, 2006 by his label Def Jam Recordings. It includes collaborations with Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell, Juelz Santana, Teairra Mari, Ginuwine, Mary J. Blige, 112, Mary Mary, Ryan Toby (from City High) and Freeway.

Album information[edit]

The first single is the high-intensity, Jermaine Dupri produced dance track "Control Myself", another song with singer Jennifer Lopez after their collaboration on "All I Have" on Lopez's 2002 album This Is Me... Then. LL Cool J and Jennifer Lopez shot the video for "Control Myself" on January 2, 2006 at Sony Studios, New York. The video was shot by Hype Williams. Originally the song was to feature Fergie (from The Black Eyed Peas), however difference in terms of payment resulted in her being replaced by Jennifer Lopez. Todd Smith scored mixed reviews, although most critics enjoyed tracks "Preserve The Sexy" and "Freeze". Freeze was the album's second single and it features Lyfe Jennings. The album shipped 500,000 copies but sold just 367,000 copies.[citation needed] Despite the fact the album debuted at number-six, it quickly fell off in 6 weeks. LL Cool J said he will be doing his last album on Def Jam which is a sequel to Todd Smith. The original title for the album was called "My Favorite Flavors" and this is the 4th album of LL's where he has appeared either shirtless, or has used a bare/exposed part of his body as the cover of the album.

Producers on the project include Pharrell, Scott Storch, Bink!, Shea Taylor, Keezo Kane and Trackmasters.

The album premiered on the Billboard charts at #6, selling 116,000 units and premiered at #79 on the UK albums chart and #40 in Canada.[8]

The album has been certified Gold by the RIAA.[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. It's LL And Santana (featuring Juelz Santana) (Produced by Shea Taylor) 3:00
  2. Control Myself (featuring Jennifer Lopez) (Produced by Jermaine Dupri, LRoc) 3:53
  3. Favorite Flavor (featuring Mary J. Blige) (Produced by Trackmasters) 3:26
  4. Freeze (featuring Lyfe Jennings) (Produced by LL Cool J) 4:52
  5. Best Dress (featuring Jamie Foxx) (Produced by The Neptunes) 3:57
  6. Preserve the Sexy (featuring Teairra Mari) (Produced by Keezo Kane) 3:39
  7. What You Want (featuring Freeway) (Produced by The Narcotics) 4:24
  8. I've Changed (featuring Ryan Toby) (Produced by Trackmasters) 3:50
  9. Ooh Wee (featuring Ginuwine) (Produced by Scott Storch) 4:02
  10. 1 Fan (featuring Miredys Peguero) (Produced by Trackmasters) 3:17
  11. Down the Aisle (featuring 112) (Produced by Trackmasters) 4:01
  12. We're Gonna Make It (featuring Mary Mary) (Produced by Bink) 4:55
  13. So Sick (Remix) (Ne-Yo featuring LL Cool J) (Produced by Trackmasters) (United States Bonus track) 4:23

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