Phenomenon is the seventh studio album by rapper LL Cool J. After the success of his previous release Mr. Smith, the same basic principles are followed here, with several R&B-influenced tracks, and a couple of more hardcore Rap tracks. The album was not as commercially successful as Mr. Smith in terms of sales, but it did go Platinum. The album is executively produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs and therefore features production from his in-house roster of producers The Hitmen.
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- There is an unreleased verse by Canibus from the song 4, 3, 2, 1. It has different lyrics which mentions borrowing the mic on LL's arm . The song also caused the rivalry between the LL Cool J and Canibus.
- For the original version of 4, 3, 2, 1, it contains lyrics from LL not on the album version, such as "I need drama// I'm like Alfred Hitchcock// Your baby's gonna back up like Sir Mixalot//" and "This ain't no GAP commercial". Canibus also has extended lyrics http://ripthejacker.net/canibuslyrics/index.php?showtopic=30.
- According to the Beef DVD, Master P was apparently also supposed to appear on 4, 3, 2, 1. His verse ended up on the remix, replacing Canibus.
LL Cool J wears a shirt that says "Phenomenon" in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles ("Predator" in season 1).
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