On TV: LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Gym Class Heroes

Gym Class Heroes

Rap acts on television this week include:

Kardinal Offishall, who performs with Akon on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday.

LL Cool J, who appears on ‘106 & Park’ (BET) on Monday, ‘Total Request Live’ (MTV) on Tuesday, and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) and ‘The Early Show’ (CBS) on Friday.

DJ Khaled, who visits ‘TRL’ (MTV) on Monday.

Tay Dizm, who visits ‘Rap City’ (BET) on Tuesday.

50 Cent, who visits ‘TRL’ (MTV) on Tuesday and ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Gym Class Heroes, who perform on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Tony Yayo, who visits ‘The Weekly Riff’ (Fuse) on Friday.

LL Cool J Isn’t Splitting Up With Simone

LL Cool J tells OK! magazine his 14-year marriage to Simone is not in trouble after internet gossip began over the veteran rapper being spotted without his wedding ring. “I promise you, I’m not breaking up,” he insisted. “Kill that rumor.” LL said he wasn’t wearing the wedding band because “I’m getting my wedding ring upgraded. I’m getting it hooked up… She’s going to get hers upgraded too.”

On TV: Shwayze, LL Cool J, T.I.

Rap acts on television this week include:

Shwayze, who performs with Cisco Adler on ‘Total Request Live’ (MTV) on Tuesday.

LL Cool J, who visits ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) on Wednesday.

LL Cool J, Yung Berg and T.I., who appear on the 2000th Episode Celebration of ‘106 & Park’ (BET) on Wednesday.

LL Cool J At Urth Cafe

LL Cool J was spotted outside Urth Cafe in West Hollywood for lunch on Tuesday (August 12), waving to the paparazzi before entering a Cadillac Escalade. Watch footage of LL via YouTube below.

On TV: Yung Berg, LL Cool J, Gym Class Heroes

Rap acts on television this week include:

Yung Berg, who visits ‘106 & Park’ (BET) on Tuesday and ‘Total Request Live’ (MTV) on Thursday.

LL Cool J, who visits ‘Tavis Smiley’ (PBS) on Tuesday.

Gym Class Heroes, who visit ‘Steven’s Untitled Rock Show’ (Fuse) on Wednesday.

On TV: LL Cool J, Soulja Boy, Xzibit

Rap acts on television this week include:

Young Jeezy, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ (MTV) on Monday.

Birdman, who visits ‘Rap City’ (BET) on Monday.

Shwayze, who visits ‘TRL’ (MTV) on Tuesday.

LL Cool J, who visits ‘Rap City’ (BET) on Tuesday and performs with The-Dream on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ on Thursday.

Nas, who visits ‘The Colbert Report’ (Comedy Central) on Wednesday.

Soulja Boy, who guest hosts ‘106 & Park’ (BET) on Wednesday.

Bun B and Twista, who visit ‘Rap City’ (BET) on Thursday.

Yung Berg, who visits ‘106 & Park’ (BET) on Friday.

Xzibit, who visits ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Friday.

LL Cool J ‘Baby’ Video Featuring The-Dream

LL Cool J 'Baby' music video

LL Cool J is out with the video to his new single ‘Baby’, featuring The-Dream, the lead single from the Queens rapper’s thirteen album ‘Exit 13’, out August 26th on Def Jam. Watch it via YouTube below.

LL Cool J 'Baby' cover art

LL Cool J ‘Rocking With The G.O.A.T.’ Video

LL Cool J 'Rocking With The G.O.A.T.' music video

LL Cool J is out with the video to his new single ‘Rocking With The G.O.A.T.’, the “warm-up” single to the Queens rapper’s thirteenth album ‘Exit 13’, his final album with Def Jam Recordings. Watch it via YouTube below.

Busta, LL Cool J & Missy In Diet Pepsi Max Super Bowl Commercial

Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, and Missy Elliott are featured in the Super Bowl advertisement for Diet Pepsi Max with more caffeine and Ginseng extract, which appears to help everyone them and others in the commercial from nodding off. Watch it via MySpace below.

LL Cool J Visits Westwood’s 1Xtra Show

LL Cool J dropped by Tim Westwood’s show on 1Xtra while the DJ was in New York City on Sunday (December 16). LL talked about resisting the dark side of success growing up Queens. “It wasn’t that I wanted to be a drug dealer per se, although I was magnetized by it and attracted by it,” he said. “I wanted the money. What it really is, at the end of the day, when you’re in the hood, and you look over, and there’s one guy who got a big ring on and a big medallion and a hot car, and a pocketful of money, you know, I wanna do what he does. So once I got around these guys and found out how smart they were, how intelligent they were, but realized at the same time there was something for me to do that wasn’t that, I could still get the results that I wanted. I was blessed to kind of go in a different direction with it, but it didn’t separate me from the hood, it didn’t separate me from those guys, from my people. It’s just that I felt I could take a higher road and a different path.” Watch the interview below.

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