Oxygen Dubs Lil Kim The Greatest Female Rapper of All Time
Hip-hop isn't just a man's world. On the new season of Sisterhood of Hip Hop (premiering July 12 at 9/8c), we follow five femcees as they continue the legacy of rap's greatest female performers. From lyrical and conscience to sexy and tough, women run the gamut of artistry. Here are the 10 best female MCs of all time.
1. Lil' Kim
Lil’ Kim called herself the Queen Bee with good reason. The pint-sized rapper learned how to ferociously spit under the legendary Notorious B.I.G.. The Brooklyn native stole the show in Junior M.A.F.I.A. and became a solo star with Hardcore. While female rappers in the ‘80s oftentimes downplayed sexuality, Lil’ Kim was fearless in flaunting it. Whether she was boasting about female satisfaction in "How Many Licks?", showing the world her curves at the MTV Video Music Awards or rocking any number of colorful wigs, Kim brought sexy and glam to hip-hop. — Sowmya Krishnamurthy
A DJ by the name of Latin Prince posted a picture of him and Kim in Munich, Germany "In the streets of Germany, road trippin with the Queen Bee 🐝 @lilkimthequeenbee The weekend in full-effect. "
Kim posted this picture on her Twitter with the caption "Au Revoir Paris I'm on my way!!"
Posted on 03 Jul 2016 by LilKimZone
VH1 Hip Hop Honors Commercial New Edit
Posted on 02 Jul 2016 by LilKimZone
Lil Kim to be on Faith Evans New Album
NBC News Interview with Faith Evans. Click Here to read the full interview.
You're releasing a new album, "The King & I," which is a duet album between you and Biggie. How did this idea originate?
I told Ms. Wallace (Bigge's mom) a long time ago, "One day, I'm going to do a record with me and Biggie." This was probably before Puff sold the masters. It was just a thought; I wasn't even thinking about executing it yet. I didn't know how well it was going to come together but man oh man, it's coming together very well. Listen, I wish I could bottle you up and put you in my pocket so you could hear this music; it sounds so good.
Is the creative process different than how you would normally piece together a solo album?
Yes, and it's amazing. There were two songs of his that I knew I wanted to touch. Those were "Ten Crack Commandments" and "Me & MY B****" for obvious reasons. The way that I took his vocals and arraigned myself around him…. There are various technical things in place to make it sound cohesive.
I originally didn't want a lot of features, but I have Snoop Dogg, Lil Kim, Jadakiss. Eminem might do a verse. They're all hot and they are on the right tracks. It doesn't have to receive a Grammy nomination or any awards, it doesn't even have to sell that much. People are going to be bumping this, I promise you.
I've never felt this way about any of my own albums and I know it's going to be bigger just because of what's it's about. But in today's climate that's not me measuring in sales. It just means that people will be knowing its coming. It's bringing his fans, my fans together and Snoop heard the album and he's been telling everybody about it.
And there is a label that's behind it as well. I've been independent for my last three albums. So I did this deal with a major label, who typically does catalog records. This means a whole machine is pushing it and they're very excited. To have a whole team of people behind it and the proper money behind it [which] makes a huge difference. I want people to listen and say, "She did that."
Posted on 01 Jul 2016 by LilKimZone
Lil' Kim Cancels Essence Fest Performance
Lil’ Kim, who was scheduled to perform with Puff Daddy and The Family at this weekend’s Essence Festival in New Orleans, has dropped out due to “unfilled business obligations,” the rapper announced Friday.
In a statement, Lil’ Kim’s rep said, “It’s with much regret that we announce that multi-platinum selling recording artist, Lil’ Kim will not be performing with Puff Daddy and Her Family at this year’s Essence Music Festival due to unfilled business obligations. She’s saddened by this news but matters are not within her control. Lil’ Kim would like to thank Essence for the opportunity and her fans for their continued support of the Lil’ Kim brand and looks forward to being at next year’s Essence Music Festival in 2017.”
Lil Kim’ will still perform during the Bad Boy Reunion Tour running this summer. The statement concluded, “[Lil’ Kim] will continue to release more hot music so stay tuned as it’s Lil’ Kim Season.”
Puff Daddy and The Family are still set to perform on the mainstage Sunday at 11:15 p.m. The weekend-long festival will also feature appearances from Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Tyra Banks, Misty Copeland, and many more. Head here for EW’s must-see acts, and check out the livestream of all the festivities here. (ew.com)