The rap legend heads for London

Hip-Hop legend LL Cool J is to play a one-off UK show later this year.

The star, real name James Todd Smith III, will play London’s Brixton Academy on October 13.

The rapper, who has also put together an acting career, promises to perform many of his best known hits, including ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’, ‘I Need Love’ the 1997 UK Number One ’Ain’t Nobody’.

Tickets are onsale now. For availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.