- Audio CD (April 1, 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Single, Import
- Label: Plygr
- ASIN: B000057J0L
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,356,477 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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But this album is hot from the opening track "This Is How I'm Comin" to the closing "Crossroads". Uncle L writes dope rhymes and manages to straight up wreck tha mic. He maintains his subtle sense of humour on tracks like "Funkadelic Relic" and "Pink Cookies". "Back Seat" features production by Naughty By Nature and was the only real hit from this album. By far the best tracks - apart from the aforementioned "Back Seat" are "All We Got Left Is The Beat", "Ain't No Stoppin This", "Crossroads", "Stand By Your Man" and "This Is How I'm Comin". The others are fine too.
LL Cool J continues to make quality hip hop for heads in the know - if you slept on this in '93 go out and get it now.
Maybe if called "The Coming" or "A little somethin'" it might been able to catch more eyes. Now remember at this this time in 93' the west coast was starting to evolve into Gangsta Rap craze which then later overwhelm everyone.
Fortunately it was able to shoot off a couple of great singles. Again only in a brief moment in time. Pink Cookies with it's great duel meaning
shows the skills of this Artist. Which was a love song with it it's strong crossover dedication to the world of Hip Hop and Rap.
Also Stand by your man a clever piece of art using Slick Rick "For al of Ya'll" looped to a nice jingle he is know to have done so well.
Again shows to magic of rhyme and rhythm which make a complete piece.
LL also sounds incredibly spirited on "A Little Something," as well as the sexy hits "Back Seat" (#42 Pop, #24 R&B, #2 Rap) and "How I'm Comin'" (#57 Pop, #28 R&B, #1 Rap). Even the lighter numbers ("Stand By Your Man," "Diggy Down") aren't too sappy, and prove to be highlights rather than liabilities more often than not. As a matter of fact, the clever love song "Pink Cookies In A Plastic Bag Getting Crushed By Buildings" is the album's standout track. Even though it may not have as many standout moments as incredible as those on RADIO or MAMA, 14 SHOTS TO THE DOME is a solid, consistent work that easily stands as LL's most underrated album.
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Great CD that I owned once before, this product was in excellent condition all around, I am also a long time fan and needed the CD for my collection.Published on July 30, 2013 by Joseph R.
There is nothing wrong with this album except that it came out around the same time that BIGGER releases dropped (namely, everything from the West Coast... Read more
This is probably LL's most under-rated albums in his vast collection. With production duties again lying with Marley Marl with abit of help from QD3 and Bobcat the beats are at a... Read morePublished on March 7, 2007 by gavin redmond
Not a mainstream hit but had some joints on here.
How I'm Comin
I don't know why this album got all of the crap it got. I remember in 6th grade hearing Pink Cookies, title's too long, I was amazed. Read morePublished on December 5, 2005 by Benjamin S. Tam
Ladiez Luv, should go down as 1 of the top 5 best rappers ever, he beats all and has beaten all, and he still bangin after da many years he been round, dis album 14 shots really is... Read morePublished on July 27, 2005