Rapper and actor LL Cool J in an interview last week discussed elements of his personal faith including his tithing. When
asked about his over 20 years career in the world of hip-hop and how
he’s been able to maintain relevance all these years with his music and
acting in shows such as NCIS, he credited God and also discussed the
importance of giving, more specifically tithing.
“I mentioned earlier longevity, versatility and originality,” LL Cool
J said. “What I didn’t mention was spirituality and believing in God.
continued: “Every dime I get, no matter what it is, I give 10 percent
to the church. I’m a life-long tither. I believe strongly in giving. I
believe you got to have that faith. And I’ve seen it work in my life,
because as much as people in the world like to take credit and claim to
be geniuses, at the end of the day there’s a higher power than you, and
you got to answer to that power.”
The interview also revealed that
the hip-hop pioneer and legend attends Greater Allen African Methodist
Episcopal Cathedral in Jamaica, Queen, New York, which is pastored by
former Democratic congressman Floyd Flake.
Cool J further commented that he’s “unique” and “an anomaly” in the
hip-hop industry because he’s been able to maintain his career while
others are no longer in the business.
“I’ve been blessed to be
able to transcend eras,” he said. “That’s like a blessing. I’m kind of
an anomaly. I’m unique in that way. Sometimes the stars line-up. God
gives people favor in different areas, and in that particular area he’s
just blessed me to be able to relate consistently to all different
LL Cool J will be joining another self-proclaimed
anomaly as he will be performing alongside Lecrae at this year’s
Christmas in Brooklyn event in Brooklyn, New York, on Dec. 19. The show
will feature other hip-hop legends, including LL Cool J’s former Def Jam
label mates Run DMC.
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