“Father” is the third single from LL Cool J‘s seventh album, Phenomenon.
“Father” is an autobiographical song that details LL’s abuse by his mother’s boyfriend. “Father” would prove to be the most successful single from the album, it made it to #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became his eighth single to reach #1 on the Hot Rap Singles. It sold 500,000 copies. The song’s main sample is “Father Figure” by George Michael. The music video was directed by Samuel Bayer.