10 (LL Cool J album)

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10
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Studio album by LL Cool J
Released October 15, 2002
Recorded 2001–02
Genre East Coast hip hop
Length 62:31
Label Def Jam, Universal
Producer The Neptunes, Poke & Tone, Ron Lawrence
LL Cool J chronology
G.O.A.T.
(2000)G.O.A.T.2000
10
(2002)
The DEFinition
(2004)The DEFinition2004
Singles from 10
  1. "Luv U Better"
    Released: September 13, 2002
  2. "Paradise"
    Released: January 14, 2003
  3. "Amazin'"
    Released: April 8, 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 60/100
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
PopMatters unfavorable[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]
Uncut 4/5 stars[4]

10 is the ninth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released on October 15, 2002 by Def Jam Recordings. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200. LL Cool J and 10 hit a milestone in Def Jam history, being the first artist ever on Def Jam to have ten albums (out of his thirteen-album deal) under the same record label, it reached number 26 on the UK Albums Chart, making it LL Cool J's highest charting album there to date.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro" 1:04
2. "Born to Love You" 3:42
3. "Luv U Better" 4:47
4. "Paradise" (featuring Amerie)
  • Poke & Tone
4:35
5. "Fa Ha"
  • DJ S&S
4:55
6. "Niggy Nuts"
  • The Neptunes
3:40
7. "Amazin'" (introducing Kandice Love)
  • The Neptunes
4:16
8. "Clockin G's"
  • The Neptunes
4:08
9. "Lollipop"
  • Eric Nicks
  • Zukhan Bey
4:45
10. "After School" (featuring P. Diddy)
  • Chop
  • Big Joe
4:39
11. "Throw Ya L's Up" 3:52
12. "U Should"
  • The Neptunes
4:20
13. "10 Million Stars"
  • Lawrence
  • K-1 Million
4:01
14. "Mirror Mirror"
  • Poke & Tone
4:26
15. "Big Mama (Unconditional Love)" (featuring Dru Hill)
  • Chop
  • Big Joe
5:34

Samples

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ 10 LL Cool J Allmusic.com John Bush
  2. ^ a b "10 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2002-10-15. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ Cibula, Matt. "L.L. Cool J: 10 < PopMatters". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Music: 10 [Bonus Track] (CD) by LL Cool J (Artist)". Tower.com. 2003-02-04. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – LL Cool J – 10" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – LL Cool J – 10". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  7. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – LL Cool J – 10" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – LL Cool J – 10". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  9. ^ "LL Cool J | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  10. ^ "LL Cool J Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  11. ^ "LL Cool J Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-04-22.
  12. ^ "2002 Year-End Charts: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2017-04-22. 
  13. ^ "2003 Year-End Charts: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2017-04-22. 
  14. ^ "British album certifications – LL Cool J – 10". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter 10 in the search field and then press Enter.
  15. ^ "American album certifications – LL Cool J – 10". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH