LL Cool J ‘14 Shots To The Dome’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 30th March 1993

Label: Def Jam / Columbia

Producers: Marley Marl, QDIII, Bobby ‘Bobcat’ Ervin, Andrew Zenable, Christopher Joseph Forte

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“14 Shots to the Dome” is the fifth studio album by American hip-hop artist LL Cool J, released by Def Jam Records in the US on March 30, 1993. It is his first album following the hugely successful Mama Said Knock You Out (1990). Unlike that release, which saw him have success on his own terms, 14 Shots sees LL adopting the sound of his West Coast gangsta rap contemporaries, especially that of Ice Cube and Cypress Hill. Many fans saw this as a jarring departure, and the album met mixed critical and commercial response, only being certified Gold by the RIAA. The album spawned three singles, with minimal success on the Billboard charts. The album’s lead single, “Back Seat” would later be sampled by R&B artist Monica for her debut single “Don’t Take It Personal” which became a major hit two years later.”

Additional info:

- The track ‘How I’m Comin’ appears on our 1993 Rap Megamix.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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