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Rapper. Actor. Fitness guru. Awards show host…

LL Cool J has worn a lot of hats over the years. (Most of them Kangol.)

And since he’s reprising his standing gig as host for the Grammys for the third time in a row this weekend, we thought we’d take a look back at how the man known as Ladies Love Cool James has managed to stay relevant over the past three decades. (Hint: it’s the hats.)

Wherein we look back at LL Cool J’s dizzying array of headwear over the years…

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CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar