LL Cool J has been named Harvard University's Artist of the Year.
Cambridge, MA -- High honors were handed out at Harvard University for rapper and actor LL Cool J.
The star of CBS's NCIS: Los Angeles and the recent host of the Grammy Awards will not be adding teaching to his list of many talents. But LL Cool J has been named Harvard University's Artist of the Year.
The Harvard Foundation cited his pioneering work in rap as well as his effort to raise literacy rates in low-income neighborhoods.