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
Format CD Single, Cassette Single
Recorded 1997
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:12
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) James Todd Smith, Sean Combs
Producer(s) LL Cool J, Sean Combs, The Hitmen, DJ Scratch
LL Cool J singles chronology
Hit 'Em High (The Monstars' Anthem)
4, 3, 2, 1

"Phenomenon" was 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 Grandmaster Flash.

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