Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith is the son of LL Cool J and his wife Simone Smith. Najee’s father is an American rapper, record producer, and actor from Queens, New York. With the breakthrough success of his single “I Need a Beat” and the Radio LP, LL Cool J became an early hip-hop act to achieve mainstream success along with Kurtis Blow and Run-DMC. Najee Laurent is the first child and the only son of the rapper and his wife.
|Full Name||Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith|
|Famous as||Son of LL Cool J|
|Age||32 years as of 2021|
|Date of Birth||September 18, 1989|
|Place of Birth||United States of America|
|Parents||Father- LL Cool j|
Mother – Simone Smith
|Siblings||3 Siblings- Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith, Nina Simone Smith and, Italia Anita Maria Smith|
Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith is the first and only son of his parents. He was born on September 18, 1989, in the United States of America. Najee Laurent Todd is 32 years old. His birth sign is a Virgo. Although he is the only son of the rapper, he has 3 other sisters, they are Samaria Leah Wisdom Smith, Nina Simone Smith and, Italia Anita Maria Smith.
Najee Laurent Todd Eugene’s parents got married in 1994 after eight years of dating, which was 5 years after his birth. The parents have been together since. They have been married for 27 years.
In 2004, Simone, Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith’s mother was diagnosed with stage 3 chondrosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. His mother’s cancer treatment involved a 15-hour surgery to replace the bone followed by intense rehabilitation. Throughout the treatment, Najee, his sister, and his father remained by their mother’s side.
Najee’s mother is now cancer-free for 15 years and counting. The couple joined forces with the American Cancer Society for their campaign, “Beat Cancer Like a Boss” in 2019.
The campaign aims to empower women to lean onto their support system. Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith’s mother Simone shared her journey with the ACS and thanked her friends and family for their unwavering support when she was battling the deadly disease.
We all get into trouble sometimes and so was Najee, He had a brush with the law in September 2015.
LL Cool J’s son, Najee Todd Smith refused to leave the restaurant Catch in New York’s Meatpacking District and started fighting with security guards who then called police, according to the law enforcement officials. Investigators believe He was intoxicated, the officials said. Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith was being held by the police.
Like any parents, the pair did everything they could to get Najee out of detention. He was arrested inside a restaurant in New York. To the family’s relief, police dropped Najee’s brawling charges in December of the same year.
LL Cool J, Najee Smith’s father, began rapping at the age of ten, motivated by the Treacherous Three hip-hop trio. Smith, at sixteen, was making demo cassettes at his grandparents’ house in March 1984. His jazz saxophonist grandpa gave him $2,000 worth of gear, including two turntables, an audio mixer, and an amplifier. His mother was equally supportive of his musical ambitions, purchasing a Korg drum machine with her tax refund.
Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith’s father worked behind the scenes with the mid-1980s hip-hop sportswear line TROOP. LL Cool J launched a clothing line (called “Todd Smith”). The brand produces popular urban apparel. Designs include influences from LL’s lyrics and tattoos, as well as from other icons in the hip-hop community. His father, LL Cool J has written four books, including 1998’s I Make My Own Rules, an autobiography co-written with Karen Hunter. His second book was the children-oriented book called And The Winner Is… published in 2002. In 2006, LL Cool J and his personal trainer, Dave “Scooter” Honig, wrote a fitness book titled The Platinum Workout. His fourth book, LL Cool J (Hip-Hop Stars) was co-written in 2007 with hip-hop historian Dustin Shekell and Public Enemy’s Chuck D.
In 2002, Najee Laurent Todd Eugene Smith’s father also supported George Pataki‘s bid for a third term as Governor of New York. In 2003, LL Cool J spoke at a U.S. Senate Committee hearing on the RIAA lawsuits against Americans distributing or downloading copyrighted music over peer-to-peer networks. He appeared to endorse the RIAA’s position, claiming illegal file-sharing was hurting his sales and that his session musicians “can’t live” due to the lost income.