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14 Shots to the Dome

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Recorded  1992–1993
14 Shots to the Dome (1993)  Mr. Smith (1995)
Release date  30 March 1993
Length  64:46
Artist  LL Cool J
Label  Def Jam Recordings
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Released  March 30, 1993 (1993-03-30)
Producer  Marley Marl QDIII Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin Andrew Zenable Christopher Joseph Forte
Genres  Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, New jack swing
Similar  LL Cool J albums, Hip hop music albums

L l cool j now i m comin 14 shots to the dome

14 Shots to the Dome is the fifth studio album by American hip-hop artist LL Cool J, released by Def Jam Records in the US on March 30, 1993. It is his first album following the hugely successful Mama Said Knock You Out (1990). Unlike that release, which saw him have success on his own terms, 14 Shots sees LL adopting the sound of his West coast gangsta rap contemporaries, especially that of Ice Cube and Cypress Hill. Many fans saw this as a jarring departure, and the album met mixed critical and commercial response, only being certified Gold by the RIAA. The album spawned two singles, both of which had minimal success on the Billboard charts. The album's lead single, "Back Seat" would later be sampled by R&B artist Monica for her debut single "Don't Take It Personal" which became a major hit two years later.


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Track listing

  • All songs written by James Todd Smith and Marlon Williams, except as noted
    1. "How I'm Comin'"
    2. "Buckin' Em Down'" (James Todd Smith, Quincy Jones III)
    3. "Stand By Your Man"
    4. "A Little Somethin"
    5. "Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings"
    6. "Straight from Queens" (featuring Lt. Stitchie) (James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams, C. Laing)
    7. "Funkadelic Relic"
    8. "All We Got Left Is the Beat" (James Todd Smith, Bobby Ervin)
    9. "NFA (No Frontin' Allowed)"(featuring Lords of the Underground) (James Todd Smith, Marlon Williams, Alterick Wardrick, Dupre Kelly)
    10. "Back Seat (of My Jeep)" (James Todd Smith, Quincy Jones III)
    11. "Soul Survivor" (James Todd Smith, Andrew Zenable, Christopher J. Forte, Quincy Jones III)
    12. "Ain't No Stoppin' This" (James Todd Smith, Bobby Ervin)
    13. "Diggy Down" (James Todd Smith, Bobby Ervin, M. Smith)
    14. "Crossroads" (James Todd Smith, Bobby Ervin)


  • LL Cool J - performer, producer, vocals
  • Jeff Trotter - A&R Executive
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering
  • QD III - producer, recording engineer
  • Marley Marl - producer
  • Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin - producer, mixing
  • Andrew Zenable - producer
  • Christopher Joseph Forte - producer
  • George Karras - recording engineer, mixing
  • Frank Heller - recording engineer
  • Dan Hatzel - recording engineer
  • Songs

    1How I’m Comin’5:06
    2Buckin’ Em Down4:03
    3Stand by Your Man4:50


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