It's hard to believe this song is 28 years old by now!
This song was so ahead of it's time that it still stands out and has a modern cool groove to it.
At the time LL Cool J took heat from fellow rappers that the song was 'wack', to 'spacey' and not in the genre of rap, but that's why LL Cool J was cool and they weren't, cause he learned how to think outside the box early on as a performer.
Performers, whether Rap or Rock or athletes, who think outside the box usually end up with careers that last decades rather than careers that just last until hit song is off the charts.
LL Cool J, Like Ice Cube, have managed to hang around for decades as they continue to grow and expand their brand, both have starred in movies, have been voice overs, created lines of products, have hosted award shows and so on.
In the entertainment industry if you're not willing to expand artistically, your career will be very short, if even that.
Way to go LL Cool J, and way to stay relevant after all these many years and continue to appeal to new generations of fans.
One of Tupac Shakur's favorite songs at the time (MC Hammer told me this himself online)
Such a powerful song, of how when strong, every one pretends to love and like you, as long as feeding them with cash..then first sign of trouble, they flee, run away, and no one looks back to see if you're OK, they don't care, never did.
So Hammer 'Kept on'...like I suppose we all should...