LL Cool J Releases His Rock the Bells Clothing Line That’s Inspired by Old-School Hip-Hop

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He’s a rapper, actor and all-around entertainer, but now LL Cool J can add designer to that list.

It was recently announced that the rap legend dropped his Rock the Bells clothing line, which includes hoodies, T-shirts and sweatshirts that pay tribute to hip-hop’s yesteryear.

LL Cool J released his Rock the Bells clothing line on Jan. 28, 2020. (Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Entertainment via Getty Images)

One of the T-shirts, for example, has an image of a flyer from a 1987 LL Cool J show. A hoodie has a throwback link chain painted around the neck.

There’s also a limited edition Rock the Bells x Roots varsity jacket, designed after the same jacket that LL wore when he launched his old-school rap station Rock the Bells Radio on SiriusXM.

The title “Rock the Bells” derives from the rapper’s famous single from the ’80s.

“When I recorded ‘Rock the Bells’ in 1986, my heroes were people who embraced and lived the four elements of Hip Hop: Graffiti, DJ’s, Breakdancing, and MC’s,” said LL in a statement. “Drop 1 honors that spirit, while looking through the lens of current culture.”

The now–52-year-old grew to fame in 1985 after he appeared in the film “Krush Groove,” and he dropped his debut album “Radio” in that same year.

He released a slew of albums after that, the last being the 2013 “Authentic.” But earlier this month LL said he’s working on new music that’s being produced by A Tribe Called Quest‘s Q-Tip.

Plus, on the big and small screen, LL has been tremendously successful and currently co-stars in CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles,” which has been on the air since 2009.

As for the Rock the Bells clothing line, prices range from $45 for the T-shirts to $595 for the Rock the Bells x Roots varsity jacket.

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