LL Cool J’s ‘Radio’ turns 30, Uncle L reminisces on

This month marks the 30th anniversary of LL Cool J’s first album, Radio. Yes, ladies and gentleman, it has been 30 years since we were given the New York native’s most powerful and critically acclaimed album to date.

LL Cool J appeared on ET Monday to reminisce over his current gigs as well as his life changing debut, which served as Def Jam Recordings’ first full-length album release.

“I haven’t decided about the Gilligan’s Island hat,” ET’s Nancy O’dell said about the album’s front and back covers. LL couldn’t help but bust out with his signature laugh at that one.

Today, LL Cool J is a name that is commonly associated with all things Hollywood. He currently stars on NCIS: Los Angeles and hosts Lip Sync Battle on Spike, as well as occasionally host The Grammys. But we will always remember him for rocking suade bucket hats and making us all want to beat somebody down.

What was your favorite track from Radio?