Label: Def Jam/Columbia/Sony Records
Worst Song: "Pink Cookies In a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings"


OUT OF STEP

LL Cool J is many things. One thing he never was? A gangsta. Tough guy, maybe. But gangsta? Never that. So when Cool James tried to remain relevant in a post-Chronic world by adopting a faux West Coast sound and a faux gangsta personality on his fifth album, 14 Shots To The Dome, the shit was....*RZA voice* fuckin' ridiculous. Compound that with absolutely silly titled single "Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag (Getting Crushed By Buildings)" and you had LL's second (but not final) fall from grace. Don't call it a comeback, indeed.