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Lil' Kim

Born: Jul 11, 1975 in Brooklyn, NY
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Genre: R&B, Rap
Biography: After making her presence known on Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s debut album, Conspiracy, Lil' Kim launched a solo career in 1996 with the release of her first record, Hard Core. As the album's title implies, Kim was a rarity among female rappers -- one who not only concentrated on edgy hardcore rap but also explicit ...Read full biography
Hard Core
Released: 1996
Label: Big Beat/Undeas Recordings
Critics' Rating:
Lil' Kim certainly lives up to her provocative billing on Hard Core. Just a notch or two below other mid-'90s East Coast hardcore rap classics like the Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die and Jay-Z's Reasonable ...Read full review
La Bella Mafia
Released: 2003
Label: Queen Bee/Undeas/Atlantic
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After a couple low-profile years where it seemed like Lil' Kim was fading away into the obscurity of rap history, she returned in 2003 with a strong effort, La Bella Mafia, that reestablished her as an ...Read full review
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