|14 Shots to the Dome|
Studio album by LL Cool J
March 30, 1993
March 1992 - January 1993
Marley Marl's House of Hits
Def Jam Recordings, Columbia
|LL Cool J chronology|
Mama Said Knock You Out (1990)
Mr. Smith (1995)
14 Shots to the Dome is the fifth studio album by American rapper LL Cool J, released in March 30, 1993 on Def Jam Recordings. The album features production by QD3, Marley Marl and Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin, and sees LL Cool J adopting the sound of his West Coast gangsta rap contemporaries, especially that of Ice Cube and Cypress Hill. Many fans saw this as a jarring departure from his previous albums, and the album was met with a mixed critical and commercial response.
|1.||"How I'm Comin'"||LL Cool J||Smith, Williams||Marley Marl||5:06|
|2.||"Buckin' Em Down"||LL Cool J||Jones, Smith||Q. D. III||4:03|
|3.||"Stand By Your Man"||LL Cool J||Ervin, Smith, Williams||Marley Marl||4:50|
|4.||"A Little Somethin'"||LL Cool J||Floyd, Smith, Williams||Marley Marl||4:26|
|5.||"Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings"||LL Cool J||Smith, Williams||Marley Marl||4:18|
|6.||"Straight from Queens"||LL Cool J, Lt. Stitchie||Laing, Smith, Williams||Marley Marl||4:55|
|7.||"Funkadelic Relic"||LL Cool J||Smith, Williams||Marley Marl||3:56|
|8.||"All We Got Left Is the Beat"||LL Cool J||Ervin, Smith||Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin||4:38|
|9.||"(NFA) No Frontin' Allowed"||LL Cool J, Lords of the Underground||Armstrong, Kelly, Smith, Smith, Wardick, Williams||Marley Marl||4:20|
|10.||"Back Seat"||LL Cool J||Jones, Smith||Q. D. III||4:32|
|11.||"Soul Survivor"||LL Cool J||Forte, Jones, Smith, Zenable||Q. D. III, Andrew Zenable, Christopher Joseph Forte||4:38|
|12.||"Ain't No Stoppin' This"||LL Cool J||Ervin, Smith||Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin||4:44|
|13.||"Diggy Down"||LL Cool J||Ervin, Smith, Smith||Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin||4:58|
|14.||"Crossroads"||LL Cool J||Ervin, Smith||Bobby "Bobcat" Ervin||5:29|
- Track 1 features background vocals performed by Dawn Greene.
- Track 3 features background vocals performed by Dawn Greene.
- Track 8 features bass and guitar performed by Stan "Tha Guitar Man" Jones.
- Track 12 features bass and guitar performed by Stan "Tha Guitar Man" Jones, and scratches performed by Bobcat.
- Track 13 features bass and guitar performed by Stan "Tha Guitar Man" Jones, and scratches performed by Bobcat.
- Track 14 features background vocals performed by Paulette McWilliams, Nicki Richards and Cindy Mizelle, violins performed by Gayle Dixon, Winterton Garvey, Elena Barere, Regis Indiorio, Karen Karlsrud, Carmel Malin, David Nadien, Anthony Posk, Matthew Raimonda and Elliot Rosoff, violas performed by Olivia Koppell and Julien Barber, cellos performed by Fred Sherry and Eugene Moye, harp performed by Gloria Agostini, and French horns performed by John Clark, Peter Gordon and Robert Carlisle.
How I'm Comin'
- "Don't Change Your Love" by Five Stairsteps
- "Operator's Choice" by Mikey Dread
- "Hot Pants - I'm Coming, I'm Coming, I'm Coming" by Bobby Byrd
Buckin' 'Em Down
- "Gotcha (Theme from "Starsky & Hutch")" by Tom Scott
- "Born to Be Blue" by Jack Bruce
Stand By Your Man
- "Spinning Wheel" by Lonnie Smith
- "Fool's Paradise" by Meli'sa Morgan
A Little Somethin'
- "Sucker M.C.'s (Krush Groove 1)" by Run-D.M.C.
- "Groove Me" by King Floyd
Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings
- "Blind Alley" by The Emotions
Straight from Queens
- "Get Outta My Life Woman" by The New Apocalypse
- "To da Break of Dawn" by LL Cool J
- "It's a New Day" by Skull Snaps
- "Wonderland by Night" by Bert Kaempfert
- "Rip a Rhyme" by Da Youngsta's
All We Got Left Is the Beat
- "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly & the Family Stone
- "Bad Seed" by The Propositions
- "Hollywood Squares" by Bootsy's Rubber Band
(NFA) No Frontin' Allowed
Back Seat (of My Jeep)
- "You're Getting a Little Too Smart" by Detroit Emeralds
- "Big Water Bed" by Monk Higgins feat. The Specialties
- "Mother's Son" by Curtis Mayfield
- "Cold Crush Brothers at the Dixie" by The Cold Crush Brothers
Ain't No Stoppin' This
- "Funky President (People It's Bad)" by James Brown
- "Get Up and Get Down" by The Dramatics
- "Summer in the City" by Quincy Jones feat. Valerie Simpson
- "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss
Pink Cookies in a Plastic Bag Getting Crushed by Buildings (Remix)
- "That's All Right With Me" by Esther Phillips