East Coast rapper L.L. Cool J has proven to be one of the most enduring figures the fickle genre has ever produced. He celebrates 10 years as a very successful career with “Mr. Smith,” a dozen tracks that further refine L.L.’s sound.
Those who enjoy smooth grooves may be sated, but those seeking the fierce style that marked “My Radio” through “Mama Said Knock You Out” will be left cold.