'Radio' is considered by many to be Cool James' finest work, but within the confines of 1987's 'Bigger and Deffer,' his second LP, is where our childhood memories abound.

Even amongst accusations that the rapper sold out his cocksure style for a softer pop trail (the absence of 'Radio' producer Rick Rubin didn't help, either), tracks like 'I'm Bad' and 'I Need Love' are full of B-boy delights and crossover romanticism.

It's the stuff of Walkman legend, and, all in all, an underrated gem for LL Cool J.

 

 

 

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