G.O.A.T.

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G.O.A.T. aka Dylan
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 12, 2000
GenreEast Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Length73:43
Label
LL Cool J chronology
Phenomenon
(1997)
G.O.A.T. aka Dylan
(2000)
10
(2002)
Singles from G.O.A.T.
  1. "Imagine That"
    Released: June 27, 2000
  2. "You and Me"
    Released: October 17, 2000
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100 [1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]

G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) is the eighth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, issued on Def Jam Recordings. It was released on September 12, 2000, and peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. It was LL Cool J's first and, to date, only album to reach the #1 spot. G.O.A.T. received generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 73, based on 12 reviews.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"
  • James "Bimmy" Antney
1:52
2."Imagine That" (featuring LeShaun)4:59
3."Back Where I Belong" (featuring Ja Rule)
  • Vada Nobles
4:07
4."LL Cool J" (featuring Kandice Love)4:24
5."Take It Off"
  • Adam F
3:34
6."Skit"
0:45
7."Forget About It" (featuring DMX and Method Man & Redman)4:33
8."Farmers" (featuring Tikki Diamondz)
  • Self
3:39
9."This Is Us" (featuring Carl Thomas)
  • Vada Nobles
5:55
10."Can't Think"4:52
11."Hello" (featuring Amil)
  • DJ Scratch
3:52
12."You and Me" (featuring Kelly Price)
  • DJ Scratch
5:31
13."Homicide"
  • DJ Scratch
5:01
14."You Can't **** With Me" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Xzibit and Jayo Felony)
  • DJ Scratch
4:26
15."Queens Is" (featuring Prodigy)4:25
16."The G.O.A.T."
  • Adam F
4:09
17."Ill Bomb" (Funkmaster Flex & Big Kap featuring LL Cool J) (bonus track)
  • DJ Scratch
4:02
18."M.I.S.S. I" (featuring Case) (bonus track)
  • Ill Am
3:18
19."Shut 'Em Down" (bonus track)
  • DJ Scratch
3:23
Total length:1:13:43

Unreleased tracks[edit]

  • There is a track called "Legendary *****" produced by Q-Tip which was not included on any version of G.O.A.T. A partial lyric of the song reads "You don't understand, I'm just the best that ever did it / When my physical form's gone, I'll spit it from the spirit".
  • There is an extended unreleased version of the intro running at 2:10.

Samples[edit]

  • The intro contains a sample from "The Promises of Yesterday" performed by The Mad Lads.
  • The song "LL Cool J" contains a sample of "I Put a Spell on You" performed by Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
  • "Farmers" contains a sample from "Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World)" performed by The Temptations.
  • "Hello" contains elements of "Telephone" performed by Diana Ross
  • "You and Me" contains an interpolation from "You'll Never Know" performed by Hi-Gloss.
  • "Homicide" contains a sample from "Harposaurus" performed by Carlos Guedes.
  • "Ill Bomb" contains a sample from "I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over" performed by David Porter.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart 5
Dutch Albums Chart 35
French Albums Chart 56
German Albums Chart 17
Swiss Albums Chart 13
UK Albums Chart 29
US Billboard 200 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
US Billboard 200 139

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[3] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The God of All Time by LL Cool J".
  2. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r497754
  3. ^ "Canadian album certifications – LL Cool J – G.O.A.T." Music Canada.
  4. ^ "American album certifications – LL Cool J – G.O.A.T." Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.