Lil Kim, rapper
birth name: Kimberly Jones

Lil' Kim

July 11, 1975, Brooklyn, NY

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 sexuality, two territories that had long been the province of male rappers. Of course, Kim's near-pornographic sexuality and hard-edged rhythms made her an anomaly within hip-hop, but Hard Core proved that she was no novelty, as it garnered positive reviews and strong sales. ~ Allmusic: Lil Kim ~ retrieved March 7, 2014 © Allmusic

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Lil' Kim ~ Ranked #34 VH-1 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Artists in 2003.

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