The autobiography of the well-known hip-hop and rap star, television actor, and positive role model details his career, childhood, private life, public service, and views on the music business. 145,000 first printing. Tour."
"Meet an LL Cool J that few know...Revealing." -JET
"Smith candidly shares his life lessons, blessings and hardships...RULES is a charismatic page-turner...RULES is funny, entertaining and enlightening, but what makes it so special is that it's the first memoir from an around-the-way, self-proclaimed student of Hip-Hop, who tells us how we can simultaneously succeed and stay true to ourselves at the same time."
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This book is exciting, inspiring, and heartfelt. It tells a story of one man's obstacles and triumphs to go from a troubled boy to a multi-platinum-recording artist and actor. Readers will walk away from this book with a true sense of both James Todd Smith and LL Cool J. I highly recommend this work.
*Note this refers to the Parent Advisory Edition
Reviewed by Latoya Carter-Qawiyy
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
I recommend that everyone read this book. The words are easy to understand and the messages are clear. I especially think that minority males, teenagers, aspiring musicians and professionals in the helping fields such as psychology, psychiatry, counseling, social work, and mental health therapy should read this book. It gives insight into the struggles of minorities and into the ways they cope with these struggles.