In Hip Hop History Today: LL Cool J released Mama Said Knock You Out February 26, 1991

Mama Said Knock You Out is a number-one hit single by LL Cool J from his album of the same name. The song famously begins with the line “Don’t call it a comeback/I’ve been here for years.” Before Mama Said Knock You Out was released, many people felt that LL Cool J’s career was declining; his grandmother, who still believed in his talent, told him to “knock out” all his critics. The song was produced by Marley Marl with help from DJ Bobcat along with LL. The single reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified gold February 26,1991. Listen to Mama Said Knock You Out below.

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