I'm That Type of Guy

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"I'm That Type of Guy"
Im That Type of Guy.jpg
Single by LL Cool J
from the album Walking with a Panther
B-side It Gets No Rougher
Released May 24, 1989
Format Cassette
Genre Golden age hip hop
Length 5:16
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) James Todd Smith, Dwayne Simon, Steve Ett
Producer(s) Dwayne Simon, LL Cool J
LL Cool J singles chronology
"Going Back to Cali"
"I'm That Type of Guy"
"Big Ole Butt"

"I'm That Type of Guy" is the second single released from LL Cool J's third album, Walking with a Panther. It was released in 1989 for Def Jam Recordings and was produced by Dwayne Simon and LL Cool J. The song would prove to be the most successful single from the album, making it to #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #7 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs. Despite being one of LL Cool J's biggest early hits, the song was not included on his 1996 greatest hits album, All World: Greatest Hits.

The song also contains samples from the film, The Wizard of Oz and on July 24, 1989 it was certified gold by the RIAA.

The music video for the song was directed by Scott Kalvert and produced by Amy Raskin and David Horgan

Track listing[edit]


  1. "I'm That Type of Guy" (J.T. Smith, D. Simon, S. Ett) - 5:16


  1. "It Gets No Rougher" (J.T. Smith, H. Shocklee, K. Shocklee, E.Sadler) - 5:26


Chart Position
Billboard Hot 100 15
U.S. R&B / Hip-Hop 7
Hot Rap Singles 1
Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 11
Dance Music/Club Play Singles 9