Cleveland's Music Headliner

LL COOL J

Rock The Bells & Live Nation Urban Presents The F.O.R.C.E. (Frequencies of Real Creative Energy) Live headlined by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® Inductee, Kennedy Center® Honoree, two time GRAMMY® Award winner, and Hip-Hop icon LL COOL J.  The historic tour will mark LL COOL J’s first headline arena tour in 30 years. Living up to the acronym F.O.R.C.E. (Frequencies of Real Creative Energy), the lineup for this tour is personally curated by LL COOL J himself. 

Building off of their amazing performance together on the GRAMMY® Awards earlier this year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop, all dates will feature collaborative live performances with preeminent Award-winning Hip-Hop band The Roots, and the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff. Unlike the traditional “opening act – headliner” format, the show will be a nonstop musical mash up with artist performances interwoven within one continuous musical set backed by The Roots.  In select cities, the bill also boasts a rotating cast of iconic acts, including CommonMC Lyte, Method Man & RedmanJadakiss and more.


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, two-time Grammy® Award-winning Hip-Hop icon, Kennedy Center Honoree, recording artist, actor, author, NAACP Image Award winner, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder and CEO of Rock The Bells, LL COOL J has created one of the most multifaceted careers and brands in entertainment and continues to display his wide range of talents with every project. Three decades after he first burst onto the scene, LL COOL J continues his vibrant, trailblazing career.

LL COOL J began in the nascent, burgeoning rap and Hip-Hop scene of the 80’s, which developed into the musical and cultural phenomenon that is today’s Hip-Hop. All the while, LL COOL J has remained a musical and cultural force, a living icon and a significant, relevant artist. In March 2018, LL launched his own SiriusXM timeless Hip-Hop channel entitled “LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Radio,” garnering millions of daily listeners. The channel features a wide range of timeless Hip-Hop content, music, interviews and in-depth retrospectives curated, programmed and presented by the award-winning artist. Since its founding, Rock The Bells has developed into a global platform that has become the preeminent voice for timeless Hip-Hop.


Get ready for a musical experience like no other as The Roots take the stage! This legendary hip-hop band, formed in Philadelphia in 1987, is known for their incredible live performances, innovative sound, and thought-provoking lyrics. With a fusion of hip-hop, jazz, funk, and soul, The Roots have created a signature style that has captivated audiences worldwide.

Led by the dynamic and charismatic rapper Black Thought and the multi-talented drummer Questlove, The Roots have built a reputation for their electrifying energy and tight musicianship. Their performances are a masterclass in musical virtuosity, as each member of the band showcases their exceptional skills on their respective instruments.

Known for their extensive discography, including hits like “You Got Me,” “The Seed (2.0),” and “The Next Movement,” The Roots have consistently pushed the boundaries of hip-hop and expanded its artistic possibilities. Their socially conscious lyrics and introspective storytelling make their music both relatable and impactful, touching on themes of identity, politics, and the human experience.

But The Roots are not just a band—they are a cultural institution. As the house band for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” their performances have become a staple of late-night television, showcasing their versatility and ability to collaborate with a diverse range of artists.

When The Roots take the stage, prepare to be immersed in a musical journey that seamlessly blends genres, creating a sonic tapestry that is both soulful and exhilarating. From the infectious grooves of the rhythm section to the mesmerizing wordplay of Black Thought, their live shows are a testament to their status as one of the greatest live acts of our time.


DJ Jazzy Jeff is best known for his collaboration with rapper Will Smith as the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith achieved significant success and popularity with their upbeat and lighthearted rap music. They released several hit singles, including “Parents Just Don’t Understand,” “Summertime,” and “Boom! Shake the Room.” Their music often had a humorous and positive tone, appealing to a wide audience.

Throughout his career, DJ Jazzy Jeff has continued to be an influential figure in the hip-hop and DJing communities. He has collaborated with various artists and producers, participated in numerous music festivals and events, and remained dedicated to pushing the boundaries of his craft.


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