LL Cool J

LL Cool J returns to Queens for Jump and Ball Tournament
LL Cool J returns to Queens for Jump and Ball Tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/26/2013 at 3:01PM

It’s not just Ladies who Love Cool James. The rapper and actor, whose real name is James Smith, was surrounded by hundreds of male and female fans and residents for pictures and hugs as he made his way through Daniel O’Connell Park to watch the games of his 9th annual Jump and Ball Tournament on [...]

Cowboys ride into annual Jump and Ball Tournament
Cowboys ride into annual Jump and Ball Tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/18/2013 at 12:30PM

LL Cool J’s ninth annual Jump and Ball Tournament in St. Albans had a dark horse. Cowboy Curly Hall and members of the Federation of Black Cowboys of Howard Beach mosied on to Daniel O’Connell Park on Saturday to meet young buckaroos and buckarettes, while the basketball games raged on. The tournament, an effort by [...]

State Senator Malcolm Smith, LL Cool J to hold Queens Jump and Ball Tournament
State Senator Malcolm Smith, LL Cool J to hold Queens Jump and Ball Tournament
News Liam La Guerre 7/31/2013 at 3:43PM

Despite his political troubles embattled State Senator Malcolm Smith will team up with rapper and actor LL Cool J again to present the 9th annual Jump and Ball Tournament. The event, which features basketball games and double-dutch tournaments, will be free to register and participate in, and will take place at Daniel O’Connell Park in Saint [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/23/2012 at 7:01AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 5 to 11 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South wind 6 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Cowboys & Aliens at Rockaway Beach Enjoy films, sand, waves and salty air at the same time in [...]

Nicki Minaj’s Grammy performance shocks
Entertainment Billy Rennison 2/13/2012 at 10:36AM

No one from Queens walked away with a Grammy Award during Sunday night’s show — Queens rapper Nicki Minaj and St. John’s graduate and former Queens Courier employee J. Cole both lost — but Minaj may have turned in the night’s most discussed performance. The awards were bookended by rappers from Queens.  The show opened with [...]

J. Cole earns Best New Artist Grammy nod
J. Cole earns Best New Artist Grammy nod
Arts & Music Billy Rennison 12/02/2011 at 2:22PM

In a year that J. Cole released a debut album that reached the top of the Billboard charts, the St. John’s University graduate has been recognized for his meteoric rise with a Grammy nomination. Cole, 26, was nominated for Best New Artist where he will go up against The Band Perry, Bon Iver, fellow Queens [...]