Revisiting the "Female Rap Bible," Lil Kim's 'Hard Core'
Something peculiar happened this week during one of rap’s most bizarre: Lil’ Kim’s 1996 solo debut, Hard Core, magically scaled up the hip-hop charts of iTunes. Before her Beehive could catch their breath from the pure shock and amazement, it found its ways in the chart’s Top 100, eventually making the digital retailer’s all-genres’ list. So far—at the time of this article’s publication—the album regarded by many as “the Female Rap Bible,” officially peaked at No.6 on the hip-hop side and No.22 on the general.
There was even a brief database glitch where Hard Core temporarily ended up at No.1 on the hip-hop charts, as screenshots circulated on Twitter. Although a snafu of sorts, the moment served as a bit of symbolism: Never forget that the original Queen Bee’s introduction as a lone competitor and entity in the rap world will always reign supreme, no matter how much people try to rewrite that history.
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Two of Lil’ Kim’s Old Albums Hit The Top 10
Lil’ Kim just scored a nice victory, because two of her old albums placed on the hip-hop sales charts, her 1996 debut “Hard Core” and 2000’s “The Notorious K.I.M.” The albums grabbed the No. 6 and No. 30 positions respectively.
After she heard the news, Kim went on social media to express excitement and thanked her fans.
“This is unbelievably insane,” she wrote. “My two little babies ‘Hard Core’ and ‘Notorious K.I.M.’ are re-charting and running the victory lap. Thank you to everyone for the support. God is the greatest.” (atlantablackstar.com)