'Saturday Night Live' Rocks: 25 Greatest Musical Performances

From Nirvana to Queen, we rank the 25 greatest musical performances in the history of 'Saturday Night Live'

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LL Cool J: October 24th, 1987

16. LL Cool J: October 24th, 1987

In 2013, Kenan Thompson parodied LL Cool J as "the most lowdown, hardcore cast member of NCIS." That was sort of ironic, since his 1987 musical-guest appearance remains the greatest hip-hop moment in the history of the show; the 19-year-old LL stormed through his hard-hitting "Go Cut Creator Go," backed by two DJs, Cut Creator and Bobcat, whose behind-the-back scratching wowed the studio audience. 

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