The Boomin' System

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"The Boomin' System"
Single by LL Cool J
from the album Mama Said Knock You Out
B-side The Boomin' System (remix)
Released August 2, 1990
Format CD
Genre Golden age hip hop
Length 3:41
Label Def Jam
Writer(s) James Todd Smith
Producer(s) Marley Marl, LL Cool J
LL Cool J singles chronology
"One Shot at Love"
"The Boomin' System"
"Around the Way Girl"

"The Boomin' System" is the first single released from LL Cool J's fourth album, Mama Said Knock You Out. It was released on August 2, 1990, for Def Jam Recordings, produced by Marley Marl and co-produced by LL Cool J.[1] "The Boomin' System" was the first of the six singles released from the album and reached No. 48 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Hot Rap Singles chart.[2] The song also contains a guitar sample from "The Payback" by James Brown.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "The Boomin' System" (Radio 1)- 3:41
  2. "The Boomin' System" (Radio 2)- 3:41


  1. "The Boomin' System" (The Underground Mix)- 4:31


  1. ^ "Album credits". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-30. 
  2. ^ "LL Cool J's Billboard singles history". Rovi Corporation / Billboard. Retrieved 2011-12-30.