10 (LL Cool J album)

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10
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Studio album by LL Cool J
Released October 15, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 62:31
Label Def Jam
Producer The Neptunes, Poke & Tone, Ron Lawrence
LL Cool J chronology
G.O.A.T.
(2000)
10
(2002)
The DEFinition
(2004)
Singles from 10
  1. "Luv U Better"
    Released: September 13, 2002
  2. "Paradise"
    Released: January 14, 2003
  3. "Amazin'"
    Released: April 8, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Blender 3/5 stars [2]
PopMatters unfavorable [3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [2]
Uncut 4/5 stars [4]

10 is the ninth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on October 15, 2002 by Def Jam Recordings. It peaked at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200. LL Cool J and 10 hit a milestone in Def Jam history, being the first artist ever on Def Jam to have ten albums (out of his thirteen-album deal) under the same record label. It reached #26 on the United Kingdom charts, making it LL Cool J's highest charting album there to date.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Featured Artists Producer(s)
1 "Intro" 1:04 Trackmasters
2 "Born to Love You" 3:42 Kandice Love Trackmasters
3 "Luv U Better" 4:47 Marc Dorsey The Neptunes
4 "Paradise" 4:35 Amerie Trackmasters
5 "Fa Ha" 4:55 DJ S&S
6 "Niggy Nuts" 3:40 Pharrell The Neptunes
7 "Amazin'" 4:16 Kandice Love The Neptunes
8 "Clockin G's" 4:08 Pharrell The Neptunes
9 "Lollipop" 4:45 Chop & Big Joe
10 "After School" 4:39 Puff Daddy Chop & Big Joe
11 "Throw Ya L's Up" 3:52 Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence
12 "U Should" 4:20 Marc Dorsey The Neptunes
13 "10 Million Stars" 4:01 Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence
14 "Mirror Mirror" 4:26 Trackmasters
15 "Big Mama (Unconditional Love)" 5:34 Dru Hill Chop & Big Joe

Samples[edit]

Charts[edit]

Albums – Billboard (North America)

Chart (2002) Position
U.S. Billboard 200 2
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Single Chart (2002) Position
"Luv U Better" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 4
"Paradise" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ 10 LL Cool J Allmusic.com John Bush
  2. ^ a b "10 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2002-10-15. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ Cibula, Matt. "L.L. Cool J: 10 < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Music: 10 [Bonus Track] (CD) by LL Cool J (Artist)". Tower.com. 2003-02-04. Retrieved 2011-09-03.