When Legends Refuse To Take Their Place


Growing up in Brooklyn in the 90s you couldn’t help but stan for Lil Kim. She was feisty, arrogant, and could hang with the boys while still maintaining a feminine allure. Her lyrics were raunchy and defiant, definitely not what pre-teen girls should have been listening to, but my friends and I could not help but pull out our walkmans and spin her CDs when adults weren’t around.

As I grew from a pre-teen into an adult, my appreciation for who Lil’ Kim was and what she was able to do in hip hop matured. She didn’t abandon the America’s Sweetheart image as other artist like Mariah Carey would do in the late 90s (more on her later), she completely rejected it and decided to make her sexuality part of her image. She was sex-positive, reaffirming herself and power in ways that only white celebrities like Madonna were able to do.
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Lil Kim is Back

Along with the words “I’m Coming,” rap icon Lil Kim released the image you see to your left via her Twitter page on Christmas day.

Stylin’ on a chaise lounge, wearing a black leotard from The Blonds 2012 Playboy Collection and furry Christian Louboutin slingbacks, Kimmy strikes a pose she hopes will resonate with her fan base that still looks to her to create trends.

Kim is looking for build up buzz for the release of her new five track LP, scheduled to be released sometime during the early part of 2012.

According to Kim, who turns 37 in the coming year, she has been in the studio with producers Timbaland, Wyclef Jean and Rockwilder.

When asked via Twitter what fans can expect from her new record, Kim simply responded “The Truth.”

I look forward to hearing it.

Lil Kim Lands a New Gig

Hip-Hip icon Lil Kim has is set to join producer Rockwilder and director Little X as judges on the upcoming talent competition ‘America’s Next Top Rapper.’

The show is presently looking for talent and will be holding auditions in Boston, Oakland, Houston Detroit and several other cities.

The winner will receive $100,000 in cash and prizes, which include a distribution deal with Universal Records, a professional video shoot directed by Little X, a single produced by Rockwilder and a feature with Lil Kim.

The competition is $200 to enter and is reportedly a joint venture between Omnipresent Media and Media Monopoly Group.


Lil Kim’s Birthday Bash

Lil Kim celebrated her 34th birthday last night by throwing herself a grand party at the Mansion Nightclub in Miami, Florida. Flanked by friends LisaRaye McCoy and fellow rapper, Trina, Kim walked the red carpet wearing a revealing black leather & mesh number that showed off every inch of the rap divas petite frame.

LisaRaye and Trina looked spiffy as well.

Brown Sistas Attend The Dior Beauty Luncheon

Lil Kim Dior Beauty, in conjunction with “Operation Smile”, recently held an event in Santa Monica, California for make-up artists. Each artist was asked to bring along a celebrity client as his or her date and for each couple that showed up “Operation Smile” would donate, or perform, one reconstructive surgery on a needy child. Among those in attendance were rapper Lil Kim and actresses Garcelle Beauvais and Meagan Good.

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Lil Kim Shoots New Video In Japan

Lil Kim Video Rapper Lil Kim was spotted recently shooting a new video in of all places- Japan. These photos were sent to me via e-mail but with very little info. So I have no idea what the single is or why they went all the way to Japan to shoot it. Like Mya, Lil Kim might have a strong Japanese fans base that has missed her and is willing to give her music a chance. Quite a few R n’ B females over the years have found the Japanese to be far more accepting of their music than Americans. Mya just released a new album over there last month, while Eve and Amerie have each had recent hits in the country. So maybe lil Kim is following in their footsteps and releasing music just for the Japanese/overseas fan base. Time will tell.
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Kim & Kelis Perform At Way Out West Music Fest

Lil Kim Way Out West Singer Kelis and rapper Lil Kim both took to the stage today, on day two of the Way Out West Music Festival. Neither Kim nor Kelis are signed to record labels at the moment or have music to promote, but both ladies have enough of a following, especially overseas, to have landed prime spots on the bill. Gothenburg, Sweeden was the place of this years event and Kelis especially has a huge European fan base. But the Swedes love their rap as well and that’s where Lil Kim comes in.
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