Lil’ Kim

Kimmy Blanco, Kimberly Jones, Kimberly Denise Jones

67 songs 12 albums

Lil' Kim (born Kimberly Denise Jones on July 11, 1974) grew up in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home.

Sometime between then and her super-stardom, she performed a freestyle rap for The Notorious B.I.G.. This got her music career started in 1995, as Biggie’s group Junior M.A.F.I.A., whose debut album Conspiracy generated three hit singles, two of which contained verses from Lil Kim (“I Need You Tonight” and “I Get Money”).

Lil' Kim’s debut studio album Hard Core (1996) earned Double Platinum status and spawned three consecutive #1 rap “No Time”, “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)”, and “Crush on You”, a record for a female rapper. Her following albums, The Notorious K.I.M. (2000) and La Bella Mafia (2003), were certified Platinum, making her the only female rapper besides Missy Elliott to have at least 3 platinum albums.

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