Phenomenon (LL Cool J song)

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Single by LL Cool J
from the album Phenomenon
B-side "Hot Hot Hot"
"Wanna Get Paid"
Released September 23, 1997 (1997-09-23)
Recorded 1997
Genre Funk rap
Length 4:12
Label Def Jam
LL Cool J singles chronology
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
"4, 3, 2, 1"
"Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)"
"4, 3, 2, 1"

"Phenomenon" is the first single by LL Cool J from his seventh album Phenomenon. It was released on October 14, 1997. It samples the song "Who Is He And What Is He To You" by Creative Source. On the B-Side was "Hot Hot Hot". It interpolates bits of Liquid Liquid's song "Cavern". The lyrics "Something Like a Phenomenon" and the beat are taken from the song "White Lines" by Melle Mel.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Phenomenon" (LP Version)- 4:12
  2. "Phenomenon" (Instrumental)- 4:12


  1. "Hot Hot Hot" (LP Version)- 4:25
  2. "Hot Hot Hot" (Instrumental)- 4:25


Chart (1997–98) Peak
Australia (ARIA) 29
Canada (RPM) 27
Germany (GfK Entertainment Charts) 43
Ireland (IRMA) 28
UK Singles Chart 9
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 55
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 16
U.S. Billboard Dance/Electronic Singles Sales 7
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles 14