Rap veteran LL Cool J has renewed his contract with DEF JAM - the record label which the hip-hop star has spent his entire career signed to.

The PHENOMENON star feels "blessed" he's staying with the label, because he believes his partnership with the firm paved the way for modern hip-hop in the mid-eighties.

He says, "I have been with Def Jam from the very beginning and am proud to be a part of their ongoing growth and success. Together, we paved the way for an entire hip-hop community and I am blessed to continue to call Def Jam my home."

10/07/2003 13:29