Here’s some classic material of James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J aka G.O.A.T. aka Mr. Smith at age 17 and DJ Cut Creator perform live.
This is to show you all, someone from Bayshore, New York who decided to take a trip to Maine and introduce these folks at this college the world of rap because he believed in himself and in essence was groundbreaking at this time.
LL Cool J was signed to Def Jam at this time.
1985, Colby College, Waterville Maine.
The announcer and singer at the end is Cornell Clark, who LL has described as his mentor.
Check out this video of someone interviewing LL Cool J in 1986 on some Dutch TV: