Thursday, September 21, 2017

LL Cool J – I Need Love (Def Jam Recordings)

The second single from the 1987 released ‘Bigger And Deffer’ album (his second effort), ‘I Need Love’ is, referring to what’s stated on Wikipedia, the first Rap ballad. A mellow jam, no doubt, which would be for much on Smith‘s reputation as the cool rapper for some time, with both its melody and beats taken from an instrumental titled ‘Zoraida’s Heartbeat’ by a Brooklyn-based songwriter named Jayson Dyall recorded 3 years before. A cut that got submitted to LL Cool J by one of his associates, although Dyall never received any acknowledgement for his work, neither from the latter, neither from his label…

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