LL Cool J has been a prominent figure in Hip Hop since his 1984 debut, Radio. Acting soon followed, including 90s sitcom, In the House, and several film and television roles that have sustained him for over 30 years.

While the rapper-turned-actor has the means to spoil his kids rotten, James Todd Smith and wife Simone believe in giving their children something to work for, making sure they understand the value of contributing to society.

Check out LL dropping knowledge on Oprah’s Master Class below.

Oprah’s Master Class
airs Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.