Tag: Spin Magazine

3AM Eternal: LL Cool J “Around The Way Girl” (1990)

In 1990, LL Cool J released one of his sweetest, most endearing number. Taken from the “comeback” album Mama Said Knock You Out, the song is a breezy number about trying to find a street-wise girl, paying tribute to independent, savvy, intelligent black women. By this time, rap and hip-hop garnered controversy, being a lightning rod for… Read More ›