Sneak Peek - LL Cool J Featured in Next Episode of OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS

The acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS featuring an unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of entertainers and public figures we love, respect and admire, is in its sixth season, with a new episode on Saturday, September 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK featuring hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J.

Following are preview clips:

How LL Cool J's "First Review" Drove Him to Rap Greatness
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LL Cool J's first public rap performance was at a party in a church basement. Afterwards, a girl in the audience gave LL some harsh criticism, but he had the last laugh.

The Real Reason LL Cool J Went Solo
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When LL Cool J was first offered the opportunity to record an album, he couldn't wait to tell the other members of his rap group, but there was just one problem: They didn't believe him.

LL Cool J Explains Why TV Acting Demands More Discipline Than Recording Music
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As both an actor and a rap artist, LL Cool J says there's a distinct difference between making television and recording music.

About the Episode: Hip-hop legend, Grammy winner, TV and film star, devoted husband and father: LL Cool J has accomplished it all. But to hear him tell it, LL says he couldn't have done any of it without learning to forgive, a lesson he was taught by his mother.

About Master Class Season Six: One of the longest-running OWN series, "Oprah's Master Class" has featured in-depth interviews with over 50 masters. From award-winning musicians and box-office busting actors to groundbreaking leaders, this all-new season includes such luminaries as world-famous actor/comedian Kevin Hart (June 10), film and TV mogul Tyler Perry (August 22), Emmy-winning actress Lynn Whitfield (August 23), Original King of Comedy and television personality STEVE HARVEY (September 2), hip-hop pioneer LL Cool J (September 9), NBA champion and Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal (September 16), and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Usher and R&B legend and the "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight (September 23).

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About OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS The acclaimed Emmy-nominated series "Oprah's Master Class," winner of NAACP and Gracie Awards, returns for its sixth season. Featuring unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of entertainers and public figures we love, respect and admire, "Oprah's Master Class" tells the stories you've never heard from the people you thought you knew best. Hand-picked by Oprah Winfrey for their unique impact on the world, true modern masters share the greatest lessons they've learned along the way, including their successes, failures, triumphs, disappointments and heartbreaks. "Oprah's Master Class" premiered on January 1, 2011, the very first day that the network went on the air, and has featured in-depth interviews with over 50 legendary masters, including such luminaries as Maya Angelou, Tom Brokaw, Diahann Carroll, Jane Fonda, Berry Gordy, Goldie Hawn, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Sidney Poitier, Susan Sarandon, Diane Sawyer, Justin Timberlake, Barbara Walters, Jay Z, and many more.

"Oprah's Master Class" is produced by RadicalMedia for the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The series is directed by Annetta Marion and Michael Bonfiglio, executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Jonathan Sinclair for OWN, and Annetta Marion, Justin Wilkes, and Jon Kamen executive produced for RadicalMedia.

Photos Courtesy of the Oprah Winfrey Network

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