No one was released slow songs in the rap genre in 1988.
No one else was James Todd Smith, either.
This video was instantly in heavy rotation on MTV, and not just because of the Martha Quinn cameo at 3:08. No, it was a cool song. Cowritten by LL Cool J and Rick Rubin, the song was inspired by Rick Rubin's hesitance to move to LA - because he thought the girls would be too sexually forward.
This song did inspire a response, which will be here tomorrow.