Lil' Kim

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Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or July 11, 1975),[1] known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home. In her teens, Jones would freestyle rap, heavily influenced by actress/singer Diana Ross, and fellow female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. Performing a freestyle rap for The Notorious B.I.G. got her music career start in 1995 with his group Junior M.A.F.I.A., whose debut album Conspiracy generated two top 20 singles in the United States.

Lil' Kim's debut studio album, Hard Core (1996) was certified double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold more than 5 million copies worldwide[2][3][4] and spawned three consecutive No. 1 rap hits: "No Time", "Not Tonight (Ladies Night remix)", and "Crush on You", a record for a female rapper. Her following albums, The Notorious K.I.M. (2000) and La Bella Mafia (2003), were certified Platinum, making her the only female rapper besides Missy Elliott to have at least 3 Platinum albums. She was featured on the single "Lady Marmalade", which also had guest vocals by fellow recording artists Mýa, Pink and Christina Aguilera (a remake of the 1975 smash hit, originally recorded by LaBelle) which went to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making her the second female rapper to have a No. 1 on that chart after Lauryn Hill. In addition, the remake won two MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002. In 2005, she served a yearlong prison sentence for lying to a jury about her friends' involvement in a shooting four years earlier. During her incarceration, her fourth album The Naked Truth was released and received critical acclaim from critics including five mics rating by The Source making her the first and only female rapper to achieve it. She returned to the public eye in 2009 with an appearance on Dancing with the Stars.

Throughout her career, Jones has sold over 15 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide as a solo artist, and a further 8 million records with Junior M.A.F.I.A. She is often referred by media and critics as the "Queen of Hip-Hop", "Queen of Rap" and "Rap Goddess" due to her achievement and heavy impact in female rap industry.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] Her songs "No Time", "Big Momma Thang" and "Ladies Night" were listed on Complex Magazine's "The 50 Best Rap Songs By Women", at number 24,[13] 13[14] and 7,[15] respectively. Crush On You, It's All About the Benjamins and Money, Power, Respect appear on VH1's "The 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs".[16] In 2012, Lil' Kim was honorably listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Women In Music" list at number 45, the second highest position for a solo female hip-hop artist.[17] Jones has been called "the fiercese, most provocative and most infamous female rapper"[18] by Allmusic and "one of hip-hop's greatest MCs" in the book There's a God on the Mic. Aside from music, Jones is also known for her risk-taking and luxurious approach to fashion that inspired many artists in which she has been often referred as a fashion icon and one of the most influential rappers of all time by various media and critics.[19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32] [33]

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Took Us a Break
 
"Took Us a Break" is a song recorded by American rapper Lil' Kim.
The Notorious K.I.M.
 
The Notorious K.I.M. is the second studio album by American rapper Lil' Kim, released on June 27, 2000 by Atlantic Records and her first album on her new label Queen Bee Entertainment.
La Bella Mafia
 
La Bella Mafia is the third studio album by American rapper Lil' Kim, released on March 4, 2003 by Atlantic Records.
Hard Core
 
Hard Core is the debut studio album by American rapper Lil' Kim.

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Newly Announced: Mase and Lil' Kim, Taylor Swift, Jethro Tull, PVRIS and More
  –  November 15, 2017
Blue Bayou: The Music Of Linda Ronstadt: W/ Dawn Turlington ... St. Louis, 314-352-5226. Mase, Lil’ Kim: Sat., Dec. 2, 8 p.m., $40-$60. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161. Michale Graves: W/ the Winks, Tue., Dec. 19, 7 p.m., $ ...
Remy Ma premieres “Wake Me Up” ft. Lil Kim music video and talks women in hip-hop | #TRL [VIDEO]
  –  November 14, 2017
Suddenly, the spotlight is back on Remy Ma, and it’s not just because “Love & Hip Hop” is back on. On that note, though, Remy Ma is back for her third season, on the show. But, as she has her new album, on the way, Remy Ma has a huge lead single.
Lil’ Kim reinvents with new song, ‘Took Us a Break’
  –  November 9, 2017
Lil’ Kim knows how to reinvent herself ... she’s teamed up with Remy Ma on a new song called “Wake Me Up” after TMZ leaked photos from a music video shoot of the two rappers performing together. There’s no official release date on this upcoming ...
New Music: Remy Ma feat. Lil’ Kim – ‘Wake Me Up’
  –  November 8, 2017
Rise and shine. Remy Ma and Lil’ Kim’s anxiously-awaited collaboration “Wake Me Up” has arrived. Over a thumping instrumental, Reminisce raps about her appreciation for the Queen Bee through references to her classic Hard Core track, “Queen Bitch.”
Remy Ma Drops ‘Wake Me Up’ Featuring Lil Kim
  –  November 8, 2017
Remy Ma has teamed with Lil Kim for the new track ... Remy is a true hip hop Icon and we are beyond excited to share her music, and her vision, with the world.” Check out the new collaborative track, which contains explicit language, below.
Remy Ma Goes at Nicki Minaj on Lil' Kim-Assisted Single "Wake Me Up"
  –  November 8, 2017
Now, Remy has two more notches on her belt: a new song with Lil' Kim, and a new partnership with Columbia Records ... Remy is a true hip hop Icon and we are beyond excited to share her music, and her vision, with the world."
Stylist Behind Lil’ Kim’s Iconic Looks Says Beyoncé’s Halloween Homage Was ‘Excellent’
  –  November 8, 2017
Misa Hylton. Hylton was the mastermind of those eye-catching colored furs and wigs, as well as that famous breast-exposing jumpsuit Kim wore at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards that shocked the world. Beyond Lil Kim, the Mount Veron-born and raised ...
New Music: Remy Ma Ft. Lil’ Kim “Wake Me Up”
  –  November 8, 2017
Remy Ma rises and shines on her brand new track with Lil’ Kim. Over a flip of Kimberly’s classic, “Queen Bitch”, Reminisce and the Queen Bee demand homage and respect from their peers. They gon’ stay that bitch!
You HAVE To See Beyonce's Five-Outfit Tribute To Lil' Kim
  –  November 6, 2017
We already knew that Beyoncé dressed up as Lil' Kim for Halloween, of course ... and oversized shades giving us "The Rain" realness from the 1997 music video with Missy Elliott. Oh, and that's not even all. There are many more ridiculously stunning ...
Lil Kim Confirms Account of Violent Relationship With Notorious B.I.G.
  –  November 6, 2017
And Lil Kim at this particular point and time — this was the time B.I.G., I’m thinking he f–ked Kim’s sister and she found out about it. This was in the music. She was upset when she came to the studio, about this, and he couldn’t really get her ...
Lil Kim Was "Speechless" Over Beyonce's Halloween Costume Tribute of Her
  –  November 5, 2017
Suffice to say, Lil Kim was ecstatic that another powerful woman in music decided to pay tribute to her. Taking to Twitter, Kim wrote, “I’m speechless and honored #beyonce #lilkim #TookUsABeak #queenbee.” Kim then shared her thoughts on each look ...
Beyonce Shares Epic Pics Of Her Multiple Lil’ Kim Halloween Costumes
  –  November 4, 2017
The “Run the World” singer also rocked Lil’ Kim’s 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards see-through fur jumpsuit with a blonde wig. She also replicated the “Crush on You” rapper’s 2001 Manhattan File magazine shoot, her 2000 Today’s Black ...
Beyonce Channels Lil Kim In Nude Bodysuit, Pasties & More Iconic Styles: Pics
  –  November 4, 2017
Halloween is over but fans are still shook over Beyonce’s tribute to Lil Kim. Bey rocked five separate ‘Queen Bee ... the same outfit Kim wore when appearing in Missy Elliott’s music video for her son, “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).”
Beyonce Channels Lil’ Kim For Halloween
  –  November 4, 2017
The singer took on the look Lil’ Kim wore in Missy Elliot’s 1997 “The Rain” music video with high-waisted red pants, alongside husband Jay-Z who dressed as Biggie with a red leather jacket.
Lil Kim on Beyoncé’s Halloween tribute: “I’m speechless and honored 🙏🏾”
  –  November 4, 2017
Scroll down to read all of the reactions. Lil Kim's latest single "Took Us a Break" is out now. Watch the full music video here. Thumbnail image via @LilKim/Twitter Important stuff ahead.
Lil’ Kim responds to Beyonce dressing up as her for Halloween
  –  November 4, 2017
This look is from Lil’ Kim’s 2001 Manhattan File magazine cover. Lil’ Kim showcased this outfit on the red carpet at the 1999 Source Hip Hip Music Awards in Los Angeles. @beyonce the resemblance is crazy!! Match made in heaven 👯 Every single ...
Lil' Kim Loves Beyoncé's Lil' Kim Costumes for Halloween
  –  November 4, 2017
Halloween may have been four days ago, but the Internet still can't get over Beyoncé's iconic Lil' Kim costumes, an homage that is now ... I understand that our family are all music legends, but I wanna be Moana!"
Lil Kim "Took Us On A Break" But Now She's Back: Stream The New Single
  –  November 4, 2017
Lil Kim is back! The once queen of rap released a brand new single entitled “Took Us On A Break” on Friday and accompanied the single release with the official music video premiere on her VEVO account. It must be noted that Lil Kim barely uses her ...
Beyonce's Lil' Kim Halloween costume was made up of five different looks
  –  November 4, 2017
Among Beyonce's Lil' Kim costumes: her outfit from 1997's "The Rain" music video, her No Way Out Tour look from 1997, her bold choice on the red carpet of the 1999 Source Hip Hop Music Awards and two editorial spreads, from Today's Black Woman and ...
Beyonce Dresses As Lil Kim For Halloween In Five Iconic Looks
  –  November 4, 2017
These photos of Lil Kim and Beyonce will give you life. See them below: Beyoncé as Lil Kim in Missy Elliot’s “Rain” music video. Jay-Z also dressed up as Notorious B.I.G to the letter. Bey as Bee in the Manhattan File Magazine 2001 spread.
Listen to Lil’ Kim’s New Track “Took Us a Break”
  –  November 4, 2017
Lil’ Kim is back in business with a brand new single. The legendary rapper first teased “Took Us A Break” on Twitter Thursday, writing “I’m warming you up with my new track,” suggesting more music is on its way. The wait is over!! Available ...
Lil’ Kim Addresses Story That Biggie Smalls Pulled A Gun On Her
  –  November 4, 2017
READ: Faith Evans Admits Her Issues With Lil’ Kim Stopped After Biggie Smalls’ Death On the music side, Kim landed a feature with Remy Ma for the latter’s forthcoming track, “Wake Me Up.” The morning show hosts asked Kim to speak on the rumors ...
She's Back! Lil' Kim Unveils New Track 'Took Us a Break', Discusses Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj
  –  November 4, 2017
#LilKim #QueenBee #Beehive #TookUsABreak Sebuah kiriman dibagikan oleh Lil' Kim (@lilkimthequeenbee) pada Nov 2, 2017 pada 2:44 PDT The track came along with a music video, where Kim and her backup dancers are seen throwing money and dancing all over the set.
Beyoncé reveals five Lil' Kim Halloween tribute costumes and they're on point
  –  November 4, 2017
Queen Bey, whose Halloween Lil' Kim was accompanied by husband Jay-Z as The Notorious B.I.G., revealed the full range of her outfits on her website and in Instagram postings. The music superstar's appreciation states: "Hip Hop would not be the same without ...
Beyoncé Pays Homage to ‘Our Original Queen B’ with 5 Lil’ Kim-Inspired Halloween Looks
  –  November 3, 2017
She paid attention to every detail as she recreated Lil’ Kim’s nearly nude bodysuit with strategically placed fur lining from the 1999 Source Hip Hop Music Awards. Finishing off the ensemble was an icy blunt wig with bangs as well as a similar fur clutch.

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