About Rock the Bells

"Rock the Bells" is the third single from LL Cool J"s debut album, "Radio". It was released in 1985 for Def Jam Recordings, was written by LL Cool J and produced by Rick Rubin. It was the follow-up to "I Can Give You More". "Rock the Bells" peaked at #17 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Despite the song"s title, no bells can be heard in the album recording. The original version of the song, riddled with bells of various types including a cowbell, is 7 minutes and 11 seconds long and was only released on 12 inch vinyl. It was based on the 1982 song "Breaking Bells" by Crash Crew. The song was later sampled by LL Cool J himself for his song "Mama Said Knock You Out", from his album of the same name. The intro was famously parodied by English footballer John Barnes for his 1988 single "Anfield Rap". The song also featured in the 2002 video game Mat Hoffman"s Pro BMX 2 and the 2008 video game Skate It and "Skate 2". The song was also used in the video game DJ Hero in which it was mixed with The Verve"s "Bittersweet Symphony". The song was later featured on LL Cool J"s compilation album All World: Greatest Hits.more »




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L.L. Cool J. is hard as hellBattle anybody I don"t care who you tellI excel, they all failI"m gonna crack shells, Double-L must rock the bellsYou"ve been waitin" and debatin" for oh so longJust starvin" like Marvin for a Cool J. songIf you cried and thought I died, you definitely was wrongIt took a thought, plus I brought Cut Creator alongEvened up with E-Love down with the Cool J. forceSymbolizin" in the rhymin" for the record of courseI"m a tower full of power with rain and hailCut Creator scratch the record with his fingernailRock the bellsThe king of crowd rockers finally is backMy voice is your choice as the hottest waxTrue as a wizard, just a blizzard, I ain"t taken no crapI"m rhymin" and designin" with your girl in my lapThe bass is kickin" always stickin" cause you like it that wayYou take a step because it"s def and plus it"s by Cool J.Cut Creator on the fader, my right-hand manWe rock the bells so very well cause that"s the name of this jamRock the bellsSome girl"s will like this jam and some girls won"tCause I make a lot of money and your boyfriend don"tL.L. went to hell, gonna rock the bellsAll you washed up rappers want to do this wellRock the bellsNow I"m world-wide known, whether you like it or notMy one man band is Cut Creator a.k.a. PhilpotHe"ll never skip it, only rip it when he"s on the faderWhat"s my DJ"s name, Cut CreatorNow you know the episode who"s on the wheelsHe"ll drive the cross fader like a cut mobileSo precise with a slice that you know he"s greaterWhat"s my DJ"s name, Cut CreatorNow you know, what do you know, Earl roles the weedI go to the store and get Old GoldSo all you crabby lookin" nappy headed girls get backCause there"s a ten to one chance that you might get smackedRock the bellsThe bells are circulatin" the blood in your veinsWhy are girlies on the tip, L.L."s your nameCut Creator"s good, Cool J. is good-goodYou bring the wood pecker, I"ll bring the woodThe bells are wippin" and rippin" at your body and soulWhy do you like Cool J., we like rock and rollCause it ain"t the glory days with Bruce SpringsteenI"m not a virgin so I know I"ll make Madonna screamYou hated Michael and Prince all the way, ever senseIf their beats were made of meat, then they would have to be minceRock the bellsSo listen to the lines of rhyme, I rhyme on timeHe"ll cut the record in a second, make your DJ look blindSo all you jerry-curl suckers wearin" high-heel bootsLike ballerinas, what I mean is you"re a fruit-loop troopAll you gonna-be(s), want to-be(s), when will you learnWant to be like Cool J., you gotta wait your turnSome suckers don"t like me, but I"m not concernedSix-g (s) for twenty minutes is the pay I earnI"m growin" and glowin" like a forest blazeDo you like Michael Jackson, we like Cool J.That"s right, I"m on the mic with the help of the bellsThere"s no delayin" what I"m sayin" as I"m rockin" you wellRock the bells

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LL Cool J James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J, for Ladies Love Cool James ), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor from Bay Shore, New York. He is known for romantic ballads such as "I Need Love", "Around the Way Girl" and "Hey Lover" as well as pioneering hip-hop such as "I Can"t Live Without My Radio", "I"m Bad", "The Boomin" System", and "Mama Said Knock You Out".

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He has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, including 2008"s Exit 13, the last for his record deal with Def Jam Recordings, and currently has a new studio album in the works. He has also appeared in numerous films, including Halloween H20: 20 Twenty Years Later, and currently stars as NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna on the CBS crime drama… more »