Bigger and Deffer

Bigger and Deffer (Sometimes BAD or Bigger And Deffer) is the second studio album by rapper LL Cool J and is remembered most for containing the first commercially successful "rap ballad", "I Need Love". It also contains the single "Go Cut Creator Go", which payed homage to his DJ, and the breakthrough single in the U.K. "I'm Bad". In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums, while receiving mixed reviews from other critics. The front cover photograph on the album was taken in front LL's Andrew Jackson High School in Queens, and the back cover was shot in his grandmothers basement where he was living at the time, (both shot by Glen E. Friedman).

Track listing

All songs written by Simon/Ervin/Pierce/Smith, except where noted.

  1. "I'm Bad" – 4:39
  2. "Kanday" – 3:59
  3. "Get Down" – 3:23
  4. "The Bristol Hotel" – 2:43
  5. "My Rhyme Ain't Done" – 3:45
  6. ".357 - Break It on Down" (Ervin/Jordan/Pierce/Simon/Smith) – 4:05
  7. "Go Cut Creator Go" – 3:57
  8. "The Breakthrough" – 4:04
  9. "I Need Love" (Ervin/Ettenger/Simon/Smith) – 5:23
  10. "Ahh, Let's Get Ill" – 3:45
  11. "The Do Wop" – 4:59
  12. "On the Ill Tip" – :31

Chart history


Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1987 Bigger and Deffer #3 #1


Single information
"I Need Love"

"I'm Bad"


Person Credit
James Todd Smith a.k.a. L.L. Cool J vocals, producer
Jay Philpot a.k.a. DJ Cut Creator disc jockey
Russell Simmons production supervisor
Steven Ett engineer, mixing
Rod Hui engineer
Jay Henry engineer
Mark Mandelbaum engineer
Chuck Vale assistant engineer
Howie Weinberg mastering
L.A. Posse (Darryl Pierce, Dwayne Simon, and Bobby Erving) additional vocals, producer
Eric Haze design
Nelson George liner notes
Glen E. Friedman liner photography


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