Lil' Kim

Lil' Kim

 

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Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975 or 1976),[1] known professionally 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 fellow female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. In 1994, she was discovered by fellow rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who invited her to join his rap group Junior M.A.F.I.A.; their debut album as a group, Conspiracy, generated two top 20 singles in the United States and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Lil' Kim's debut studio album, Hard Core (1996), was certified double platinum by the RIAA, has since sold more than 6 million copies worldwide,[2] and spawned three successful singles: "No Time", "Not Tonight (Ladies Night)", and "Crush on You". Her following albums, The Notorious K.I.M. (2000) and La Bella Mafia (2003), were also certified platinum, making her the only female rapper besides Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj to have at least three platinum-certified studio albums. In 2001, she was featured on the single "Lady Marmalade" (a remake of the 1975 hit single of the same name, originally recorded by LaBelle), alongside Mýa, Pink and Christina Aguilera, which went to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. 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 to positive reviews from critics and received 5 star review from 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, Lil' Kim has sold more than 15 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide.[3] Her songs "No Time", "Big Momma Thang", and "Ladies Night" were listed on Complex Magazine's list of the 50 Best Rap Songs By Women.[4] In 2012, Lil' Kim was listed on VH1's 100 Greatest Women In Music list at number 45, the second highest position for a solo female hip-hop artist.[5] Lil' Kim has been called "the fiercese, most provocative and most infamous female rapper" by Allmusic,[6] and one of the top 50 greatest MCs of all time in the book There's a God on the Mic. Aside from music, Lil' Kim is also known for her risk-taking and luxurious approach to fashion that inspired many artists; she has been cited as a fashion icon.[7][8] She has been called one of the most influential rappers of all time, often referred to as the "Queen of Rap" and "Hip-Hop Goddess" .[9][10][11][12]

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Spicy
Song
Spicy is a song by musical artist Lil' Kim, released on March 3, 2018.
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.

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Lil Kim’s ‘La Bella Mafia’ Turns 15—The Album’s 5 Most Memorable Tracks
  –  March 5, 2018
The Notorious K.I.M. Adding another platinum plaque to her collection with The Notorious K.I.M., Lil Kim had climbed the mountain top and was regarded by many as one of music's biggest stars, a sex symbol, and the hottest female rapper in the game.
New Music: Lil’ Kim feat. Fabolous – ‘Spicy’
  –  March 3, 2018
Over head-knocking production, the Queen Bee raps about her red bottom Christian Louboutins, her legacy, and icy ways. “Muy caliente,” she raps. “Time to keep it cool, that’s what the wrist say / Don’t be a fool, that’s what the fist say / I ...
Lil Kim Responds To Eve Comments About Her On “The Talk”
  –  January 15, 2018
In this segment in question, she details her early days in the music business where she was a big fan of Lil Kim who was already an established rapper. “When I first started in the business, I’d been a big, big giant fan of Lil Kim,” she said.
Yikes: Tupac Went Full Savage On Jay-Z, Lil Kim And More In Newly Discovered Handwritten Note
  –  April 5, 2018
Tupac saw lots of controversy during his thug life days and prior to his untimely death in 1996 at the young age of 25. Much of that controversy was embedded in the cutthroat hip-hop industry beefs he’d accrued as well, and according to a handwritten ...
Ouch! Lil Kim & Lil Mo Slammed For Supporting Fabolous After His Domestic Violence Charges
  –  April 4, 2018
Today brought with it news rap star Fabolous was officially charged with assaulting longtime girlfriend Emily Bustamante. Reportedly facing up to 10 years and thousands of dollars in fines if convicted on counts of aggravated assault and making ...
Dear Lil Kim: Given your history with domestic violence, you’re dead wrong for caping for Fabolous
  –  April 3, 2018
Filmed on March 28, the video is apparently the continuation of a domestic violence situation between Fabolous (John Jackson) and Bustamante who told police in a statement that on March 7, the rapper punched her seven times in the face causing her to lose ...
Fabolous Gets Love from Crowd at Lil Kim Concert After Video Surfaces of Rapper Making Threats to Girlfriend
  –  April 2, 2018
On Saturday (March 31), just hours after a video surfaced of Fabolous lunging at the mother of his children Emily B and threatening her father, he appeared at Lil’ Kim’s show at New York’s Terminal 5 and received support from the crowd. In a clip ...
Fabolous Receives Unexpectedly Huge Applause At Lil’ Kim Show: “I Had To Be Here Tonight For Y’All!”
  –  April 2, 2018
New York rapper Fabolous still has the fans behind him. The hip-hop veteran received a huge applause during a weekend concert in the Big Apple. Footage has emerged of Loso pulling through for Brooklyn rapper Lil’ Kim’s packed Manhattan show. Fabolous ...
Fabolous Sighted For 1st Time At Lil’ Kim Concert After Video Of Him Threatening Emily B’s Dad
  –  April 1, 2018
Fabolous joined Lil’ Kim on stage during her concert in New York City on Mar. 31, in his first public appearance since the release of the infamous feud video with Emily B and her dad. Watch his appearance here. Fabolous took the stage with fellow rapper ...
Fabolous Gets Cheers at Lil' Kim Concert after Violent Video Surfaces
  –  April 1, 2018
Fabolous got a big show of support Saturday night, hours after TMZ posted a shocking video showing the rapper raging and threatening his girlfriend and her father. Fabolous joined Lil' Kim on stage during her set at Terminal 5 in NYC. There was solidarity ...
Lil' Kim
  –  April 1, 2018
". . . . North Korea's regime is bizarre in the extreme, a hermit kingdom run by a weird, utterly ruthless and highly erratic god-king. You can't count on Caligula. The regime is savage and cultlike; its people, robotic. Karen Elliott House once noted that ...
Lil’ Kim ‘Steals’ Album Cover From Makeup Artist
  –  March 30, 2018
It looks like American rapper Lil’ Kim was caught red-handed stealing the work of a Canadian makeup artist. Samantha Ravndahl, who is both the model and the artist in these series of pictures, recently found out that Lil’ Kim is using her work as the ...
LIL KIM – HARDCORE
  –  March 28, 2018
Last year, lyrical assassins Junior M.A.F.I.A. went platinum with their Conspiracy album and their gold and platinum singles “Player’s Anthem” and “Get Money.” the success of those records put Lil’ Kim on the map as one of the fiercest ...
Lil Kim Debuts New Song 'Spicy' For Heavyweight Champ
  –  March 6, 2018
(Radio.com) Lil Kim is back, and she's rolling with the heavyweight champion of the world. The iconic rapper has shared a new song, "Spicy," which was written specifically for Deontay Wilder, boxing's current heavyweight champ. "Spicy" also features an ...
Lil Kim And Fabolous Team Up For First Collaboration “Spicy”
  –  March 5, 2018
Lil Kim and Fabolous have surprisingly never released an official collaboration together, but have remained close. After more than a decade of friendship, the Brooklyn heavyweights finally let their fans have what they’ve been begging for. Last night ...
Lil Kim’s ‘La Bella Mafia’ Turns 15—The Album’s 5 Most Memorable Tracks
  –  March 5, 2018
Having proved herself to be the real deal with her performance on Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s 1995 album Conspiracy, as well as her own classic solo debut, Hardcore, Lil Kim instantly became rap's "it" girl and one of the genre's most charismatic stars. Although ...
Lil’ Kim Walks Boxer Deontay Wilder to the Ring While Performing Her New Song “Spicy”
  –  March 4, 2018
Lil' Kim promoted her latest track, "Spicy," featuring Fabolous, in a major way last night (March 3), by performing the track while walking boxer Deontay Wilder to the ring for his big fight. In footage of the event, the petite spitta belts out the lines ...
New Music: Lil’ Kim feat. Fabolous – ‘Spicy’
  –  March 3, 2018
Over head-knocking production, the Queen Bee raps about her red bottom Christian Louboutins, her legacy, and icy ways. “Muy caliente,” she raps. “Time to keep it cool, that’s what the wrist say / Don’t be a fool, that’s what the fist say / I ...
Lil Kim Responds To Eve Comments About Her On “The Talk”
  –  January 15, 2018
Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Lil Kim wasn’t about to sit by and let Eve namedrop her on The Talk without a proper response. The two ...

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