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LL Cool J Explains Why TV Acting Demands More Discipline Than Recording Music

Season 6 Episode 604
Aired on 09/09/2017 | CC tv-pg
As an actor and a rap artist, LL Cool J has spent a great deal of time both on sets and in recording studios, and the entertainer says he's learned that there is a distinct difference between making television and making music.

"The difference being on set is that the world doesn't revolve around me," LL says. "You can't just say, 'You know what? I need an hour and a half. I'm just going to chill for, like, an hour and a half and I'll be back.'"

Making a television show, he continues, also provides valuable lessons. "You learn humility. You learn teamwork. ... You learn discipline," LL explains. "Those are things you don't really learn in the music business."

Watch as LL describes the freedom of recording music versus the structure—and fun—of making television.

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