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Women's History: The Source Celebrates Lil Kim

Superstar Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' Jones stepped into the scene in 1994 as the Notorious B.I.G.'s protege and first lady of the Brooklyn-bred rap group Junior Mafia. The pint-sized rapper packed a big punch standing next to her mentor spitting daring, unforgettable rhymes that certified their debut album, Conspiracy, gold. Kim's ability to mesh porn-laced lyrics over gritty beats intrigued the hip hop world who obviously wanted more of the BK rapper. Her solo debut album, Hardcore, was quickly certified double platinum and pushed her over the top as a huge rap star.

Following her mentor B.I.G.'s untimely death in 1997, Lil Kim continued his legacy and quashed any rumors of her disappearing in the game. In 2000, she released The Notorious K.I.M. and La Bella Mafia which were both certified platinum making Kim, along with Missy Elliot, the only female rapper with at least 3 platinum albums. She took home a Grammy for her collaboration on Lady Marmalade and in 2003 she won the Source award for Female Artist of the year and Female Single of the Year for her hit "Jump Off." Although Kim credits B.I.G. in cultivating her craft and making her an international household name, it was Kim who took her career to the next level appearing in multiple television and films, winning countless awards and serving as the muse for several high fashion designers. Lil Kim constantly switched up her unique, yet risque fashion and hairstyles making Kim a worldwide trendsetter as the world watched to see what she would do next.

Kim continued to stay true to herself before serving jail time for lying to a grand jury. She still represented her borough on songs like "Lighters Up" and taped a reality show leading up to her journey to prison as a goodbye to her fans. Although Lil Kim was sentenced to a year, she returned home to welcome arms as the hip hop world embraced her ready for more music. She took a break to Dance with the Stars, and stayed visible releasing tracks for her hardcore fans. As Kim plans to release new music, its clear that her strength, tenacity and ability to start over will forever make her one of our Female Rap
Legends.

--Courtney Brown

103 Comments
Posted on 13 Mar 2012 by LilKimZone

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by barbieslayer @ 14 Mar 2012 05:38 pm
Lil'Kim has my vote! smile smile smile
by Teamkimny @ 14 Mar 2012 05:44 pm
Ohhh bitch stop sucking up, you kind of bitch that acts real nice in front of your face then talk behind your back bitch your a phoney ass hoe,poof begone bitch laughing muahhhh love you back crying
by barbieslayer @ 14 Mar 2012 06:48 pm
@Teamkimny MMMMMMMMMMMMMMUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUAAAAAAAAAAA
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Your kisses are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I"M IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile
by barbieslayer @ 14 Mar 2012 06:51 pm
crying crying crying crying crying crying crying crying crying crying crying crying crying crying
@Teamkimny Don't break my heart though or ill go back to my old ways like in the old days flirting not giving a FUCK! I'll have you thinking about the next man FUCKING THIS TIGHT PUSSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by MICHAEL @ 14 Mar 2012 07:46 pm
*BREAKING NEWS*

CHECK OUT RAP-UP.COM THEY JUST POSTED A NEW BLOG ABOUT SNEAK PEAKS OF RIP THE RUNWAY, LIL KIM PERFORMIN CRUSH ON YOU DIFFERENT ANGLE!!! COMMENT ON THERE!

http://www.rap-up.com/2012/03/14/sneak-peek-lil-kim-meek-mill-wale-b-o-b-robi
n-thicke-rip-the-runway/comment-page-1/#comment-1567578

QB4LIFE!!!
by carebear @ 14 Mar 2012 09:00 pm
I have always looked up to lil kim and continue to do so.............
by qb2012takeover @ 14 Mar 2012 09:02 pm
It's Like I Said!
QB4Life!
2012 is our year not yours!
tongue tongue tongue
by bedstuy bandit @ 15 Mar 2012 12:12 am
About goddam time....
the best to ever do it..
I ain't no overnight sucess
Goddamit I was born with it...

Yucky got caught in the trap Lmfao
The media is exxxtremely fucked up...you can be most loved today then 2mrw you become most hated .lmfao it not looking too good for roman/nicky/yucky...u know what ....bitch stay in yo lane. Fuck that yucky garbaj...should bow down and kiss the ring kiss the hand and while she's at it kiss queen bee s ass ...puff puff @jamal718...
by Jamal718 @ 15 Mar 2012 04:36 am
@bedstuy (cough) where u get this weed nigga its killa!!! laughing kim need to drop another song lookslikemoney is the song but some clapto stole a line from the song!! according to sources kim is supposed to come out wit a rem2ix to her new song will see!!
by KIM FAN @ 15 Mar 2012 06:53 am
Kim is at a 1/2 of million twitter followers now with No album in 7yrs No videos No label backing her up and No hype... tongue
by vera @ 15 Mar 2012 11:24 am
I cant wait to see Rip the Runway!!!
by vera @ 15 Mar 2012 11:25 am
and specifically for lil kim. Her performance i know is going to be amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Teamkimny @ 15 Mar 2012 11:34 am
Barbie hey gurl,you see I didnt add slayer cause if I wrote that it just wouldnt feel right,cause your sure as hell not a slayer maybe a barbie crying crying crying crying crying crying crying crying
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 12:14 pm
@Teamkimny You just love the abuse don't you? i'm the b.a.r.b.i.e slay...what more can i say? what the fuck i got to spell it out and sorry bitch but you are just a child of mines.
sad
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 12:22 pm
Look @teamkimny go back to your habitat. @dahotnig gone and i ain't having that! How you going to play the stunt double to that fucking monkey! Top of that im in the phantom looking hella chonky!
Ice my wrist bitch and lick my balls bitch and suck my toes hoe then make my butt twitch. smile
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 12:32 pm
I Was Just Minding My Business Letting @Teamkimny aka @Teamkimmy Live Although I Off'D Her Head Ages Ago And Continue To Do So. She Seems To Have Traits Of a Cat With The Coming Back To Life In All. In Retrospect Its Quite Fun For Me At This Point. But I Tried To Let This Bird Fly And That Is My Point. So Now I Can Not Be Held Responsible for The Words I Could Aim At Herrr As They Could Knock Herrr Out Of The Sky.
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 12:33 pm
I Was Just Minding My Business Letting @Teamkimny aka @Teamkimmy Live Although I Off'D Her Head Ages Ago And Continue To Do So. She Seems To Have Traits Of a Cat With The Coming Back To Life In All. In Retrospect Its Quite Fun For Me At This Point. But I Tried To Let This Bird Fly And That Is My Point. So Now I Can Not Be Held Responsible for The Words I Could Aim At Herrr As They Could Knock Herrr Out Of The Sky.
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 12:39 pm
@Teamkimny NO1 COMES ONTO LILKIMZONE TO CHECK FOR YOU THEY COME TO CHECK FOR ME!!!
I HAVE THE BODY FACE BRAINS CLOTHES JEWELS HOE. I GET IT GOING IN HERE. YOUR JUST THE EXAMPLE AND JUST 1 OF THE CLONES I CHOOSE TO SLAY BITCH.
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 12:49 pm
And for those who have not met me yet...Hello my name is above and I am here only to do as my name implies. If I feel as if any barbies get out of line in here I proceed to slay them. That is my ONLY focus. I've had a long lasting tiresome and might I add boring feud with a fake kim fan who goes by the name of @teamkimny. Don't believe her She is The Devil The Master of All Lies. But I Am Here To Save Humanity From The Likes.
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 12:50 pm
of a raggedy bitch like @teamkimny
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 12:53 pm
laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing laughing
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 12:55 pm
Can You Hear Me Now?
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 12:59 pm
TEAM KIM WOOOOHOOOO!!!
GO TEAM KIM GO GO TEAM KIM GO!!!
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 01:00 pm
THEY SAY I'M CRAZY BUT I DONT GIVE A DAMN!
by barbieslayer @ 15 Mar 2012 01:01 pm
THATS MY PEROGATIVE...
by kim90fan @ 15 Mar 2012 01:15 pm
Kim even has her own superhero @barbieslayer. Top that Nicki laughing tongue
by MICHAEL @ 15 Mar 2012 02:12 pm
*BREAKING NEWS* LIL KIM WILL BE ON MTV2 FOR SUCKER FREE SUNDAY MARCH 25 AT 11AM AND 11PM CO HOSTING W/DJ ENVY FOR BIG CELEBRATION!!!

ITS TAPING TODAY SO HERE R A FEW SNEAK PIEAKS OF HER!!!

FROM @DJENVY
http://instagr.am/p/INHav-yTjl/

FROM @EPIKSTYLE
https://twitter.com/#!/EpikStyle/status/180379231170199552/photo/1

KIM LOOKS GREAT HERE TOO!!! EVERYTHING IS ON POINT, HAIR & MAKEUP! WHAT DO U GYS THINK?

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER FOR MORE INFO @INKANPRINCE

QB4LIFE!!!
by ty from the chi @ 15 Mar 2012 02:13 pm
Kim gone be on sucker free.Sunday I just seen the picks on twitter
by everywherewego @ 15 Mar 2012 02:17 pm
@Michael Thanks for the links, she does look awesome. Kim is putting in work!
by TRUTH @ 15 Mar 2012 02:23 pm
@KINGB101, YO THAT IS THE TRUTH! ITS WACK WHEN SOMEONE CAN'T PAY HOMAGE, GET THE HATE OUT OF UR BLOOD.
by MICHAEL @ 15 Mar 2012 02:28 pm
@EVERYWHEREWEGO...THANKS!
by everywherewego @ 15 Mar 2012 02:34 pm
Support the Queen. Leave a Comment.
http://thelavalizard.com/2012/03/lil-kim-rebuffs-nicki-minaj-questions-on-106
-park/#comment-30684
She's the Number 1 Hot Story. Yup above Nicki new video announcement and Rihanna and everybody else. lol! wink
by Crooklyn @ 15 Mar 2012 03:05 pm
@MICHAEL: Thanks 4 the News!
Make your Own Kim Site, Fo' Real! LOL
She looks like a "Around the way girl" in those pics from MTV's Suckafree! I digs. #Brooklyn
by jealousy @ 15 Mar 2012 03:06 pm
Alot of people on here are jealous...
by MICHAEL @ 15 Mar 2012 03:11 pm
@CROOKLYN...THANKS MAYBE I WILL IF I LEARN HOW LOL...

@JEALOUSY...I AGREE 100%

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @INKANPRINCE

QB4LIFE!!!
by Jamal718 @ 15 Mar 2012 03:32 pm
@everywhere thanks for that I love it thats what im talkin bout!!@michael thanks for ur post u always be gettin the news fast!! This is something else to look forward to! Now we just need more music to drop! #LOOKSLIKEMONEY DAMNNNNN FUCKIN CLAPTOS!!
by MICHAEL @ 15 Mar 2012 03:40 pm
@JAMAL718...I AGREE!!! LOL
by #realtalk @ 15 Mar 2012 03:47 pm
MICHAEL let me ask you something do you have a life Cus you be on here posting info on Kim that already be on other blog sites what's the point of posting it.

I just wanna know Cus that's crazy you think you a blogger or something

The shit that you be posting I already seen on other sites so your wasting your time to me
by Teamkimny @ 15 Mar 2012 04:28 pm
Uh Barbie? Hey gurl, crying you claim to be a kimfan?? Why are quoting nickis garbage?? Hmmm Im telling yah this bitch a fraud she a nicki stan trying to be down with kim and her team theres no room for you bitch just like theres no room in hiphop for your fave tongue laughing laughing laughing Michael you keep posting thats just a undercover nicki fan,i seen that immature little kid shit they write about you, your a kimfan and you ride hard wink
by KingB101 @ 15 Mar 2012 04:34 pm
Lol! so i just want to share a story i experienced today during work. In my job the music is always being played so as i worked, in pops out Big Bird's Roman in moscow i was horrified! and let's say i wasn't the only one, as i looked around, my co-workers and customers were completely distraught and bothered by the song. One of my co-workers looked at me with a confused look and said " What the fuck is this shit?! is this even music?", and im not lying a customer walked in and said " Is this store seriously playing her trash? This hurts my ears", my manager had enough so he immediately changed the station, and when the station was changed you can see the relief in everyones faces lmfao! True story, so people watch out her garbage album is coming our way we better duck down! Silly Big bird you'll always be number #2!. Oh and when lil' kim songs pop up at my job let's just say eevveerryones going hard to it!. QB4Life!
by queen bee @ 15 Mar 2012 04:45 pm
does lil kim live with her brother ?
by Jamal718 @ 15 Mar 2012 05:01 pm
@Kingb101 lmao I I seen a pic of nicki and a pic of mrs.potato head and they lok exactly the same laughing laughing laughing no bullshit!!! There really is pic of that!! She is gettin clowned so much!! Karmas a bitch aint it!! tongue
by MICHAEL @ 15 Mar 2012 05:20 pm
@#REALTALK...MY LIFE IS SET, U AINT GOTTA WORRY ABOUT MINE, DO WAT I DO, I AINT NEVER WORRIED ABOUT HENS!!!

@TEAMKIMMY...U KNOW IT, ILL KEEP DOIN IT HERE CUZ THIS IS A KIM FAN SITE & SOMETIMES ITS A BIT SLOW IN PUTTIN HER NEW STUFF HERE

@KINGB101...LMAO GOOD STORY! I CAN SEE IT HAPPENING ALL OVER TOO!

*BREAKING NEWS*

NEW HD VIDS FROM LIL KIM PERFORMIN AT THE SKI TRIP FROM @IRS_CUTTAMAN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXkC1YrwKoA&feature=player_embedded


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KJC6MaBTiXA


NOT NEW BUT SOMETHING FOR FUN! FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @INKANPRINCE

QB4LIFE!!!
by Ayoo @ 15 Mar 2012 05:33 pm
@queen bee ..WTF.. u mean does her brother live with her? i would'nt dought it tho seeing its his sister against the world but things are truning around for Kim its like im seeing her everywhea again "I Love This shit" good Looks mike or michael cuz i check up on Kim but now some shit like news&pics u have on deck sooooo quick !!
by Teamkimny @ 15 Mar 2012 05:34 pm
OOPS!! Jamal I see you baby rolling hard for the queen, I see the fake barbie didnt come on laughing that bitch a undercover nicki stan, hoe your a fraud and everybody knows it, you quoting nicki shit and not kims? Im done gurl its a waste of typing,muah love ya crying crying crying
by Biglove @ 15 Mar 2012 05:50 pm
MICHAEL TY GOD u on this lil kim sit everbody baby keep up good work
by blairwitch @ 15 Mar 2012 11:26 pm
Lil kim is living history!
by KingB101 @ 15 Mar 2012 11:43 pm
@blairwich that is 100% the truth! Lil' Kim is indeed a living history, a living history that remains present for her ride and die fans. A living history that's made history! The Queen of all Queens OUR Queen QB4life!<3.
by Kali @ 16 Mar 2012 01:09 am
Michael, in the Ski Trip Video, where's the new song by Lil Kim "Lost In London" at???? sad
by seriously @ 16 Mar 2012 02:22 am
nicki is NOT a legend, she's just another lady gaga wearing weird shit just to grab some attention, and yes her songs might sound good but she's not a rap legend, she's a fucking popstar who started her career copying Kimmy's style. She will never have Kim's street credibility and flow. Kim is a fucking GANGSTA. Kim made HISTORY BABY!

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