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Encyclopedia > Lil Kim
Lil Kim on the cover of her album Notorious Kim
Lil Kim on the cover of her album Notorious Kim

Kimberly Ann Jones, professionally known as Li'l Kim (also called The Queen Bee, The Lieutenant, and The Queen Bitch such as the QB of all bitches) is a United States rapper who was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City on July 11, 1975. She first appeared in the music industry in the early 1990s, as a member of the East Coast hip hop group, Junior M.A.F.I.A.. Kim's songs have a reputation for being graphically sexual and explicit. Kim made her film debut in She's All That (1999). She now lives in Teaneck, New Jersey. Cover of Lil Kim album Notorious Kim, taken from [1], [2]. This is an album cover. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Bedford-Stuyvesant is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikicities has a wiki about Music: Music Music City : a collaborative music database All Music Guide: includes a comprehensive and flexible Genre and Style system MusicWiki: A Collaborative Music-related encyclopedia Science... Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but keeping the same mind-set. ... In the early 1990s, two styles of hip hop were popular. ... Shes All That is a 1999 romantic comedy film, directed by Robert Iscove, and is a modern remake of George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion (which was also the basis for the musical comedy My Fair Lady starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn). ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Teaneck is a township located in Bergen County, New Jersey. ...

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Biography

Early History

Kim began her career as a solo artist with the 1996 release of her debut solo album, Hard Core. Hard Core was well-received critically and commercially; sales were buoyed due to her association with the Notorious B.I.G. Its first single, "No Time", featured Puff Daddy on the chorus and became an instant hit on hip-hop radio. In early 1997, the second single, "Crush On You," featured fellow Junior Mafia member, Li'l Ceaser, and was an even bigger hit, thanks in part to the track's memorable and colorful video. See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music Events January 16 - Jamaican authorities open fire on Jimmy Buffetts seaplane, mistaking it for a drug traffickers plane. ... Hardcore is a generic term, used to describe something more extreme than mainstream versions. ... Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in the 1975 comedy, Lets Do it Again), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of Game). ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic...


During the summer of 1997, Kim released a remix of "Not Tonight" a very explicit track off of Hard Core, for a film soundtrack. The remix featured a sample of the Kool and the Gang song "Ladies' Night" and was a girl-power anthem, featuring rhymes by Angie Martinez, Da Brat, TLC's Lisa Lopes, and Missy Elliott, in addition to Kim. As was the case with "Crush On You", the song and video were both hugely successful. Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Summer, 1573. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A remix is an alternate mix of a song different from the original version, made using the techniques of audio editing. ... Kool & The Gang Kool & the Gang was a massively successful rhythm and blues and disco group. ... Angie Martinez is a Bronx-born Cuban, who made a name for herself as a disc jockey on New Yorks hip hop radio station Hot 97. ... Da Brat (born in 1974 Shawntae Harris) is a rapper who emerged in the early 1990s and was arguably the first popular female gangsta rapper. ... TLC, as pictured on the cover of their third album, FanMail. ... Lisa Nicole Lopes (stage name Left Eye) (May 27, 1971 - April 25, 2002) was a member of the popular R&B group TLC. In addition to hit songs like Waterfalls with TLC, Lopes also did some solo performing. ... Missy Elliott on the cover of her album Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an African American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ...


2000 to 2002

In 2000, Li'l Kim returned, after an absence from music, with her second full-length album, The Notorious K.I.M. It was not as commercially successful as her debut album, but it spawned two moderate hit hip hop singles, "No Matter What They Say" and "How Many Licks," which featured Sisqo on the chorus and a risque video that only had limited play on MTV. See also: 1999 in music, 2000 in music (UK), other events of 2000, 2001 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music // Events John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Sisqo on the cover of his 1999 LP Unleash the Dragon. ... MTV (abbreviation for Music Television) is a cable television network which was originally devoted to music videos, especially popular rock music. ...


In spring of 2001, Lil Kim teamed up with Pink, Mýa, and Christina Aguilera on a remake of Labelle's "Lady Marmalade," for which Kim provided a new rap verse. The track was produced by hot hip-hop producers Rockwilder and Missy Elliott and was featured in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge!. The song's video featured the four singers dressed in very skimpy clothes and heavy makeup, like women who appear at the Moulin Rouge would typically be dressed. The video was Kim's first major pop radio hit. See also: 2000 in music, 2001 in music (UK), other events of 2001, 2002 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music Events January 1 - Hum disbands. ... M!ssundaztood album cover (2001) Alecia Moore (born September 8, 1979 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania), better known by her stage name P!nk (also written as Pink), is an American singer who gained prominence in early January of 2000. ... Mya has more than one meaning: Mya, an American R&B singer. ... Christina Aguilera Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York; also known as Xtina) is a Hispanic-American popular music singer and songwriter. ... LaBelle was an American disco group, melding dance music with funk and glam rock, resulting in such memorable songs as Lady Marmalade. The group was led by Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944), who later had a successful solo career. ... Lady Marmalade is a 1975 #1 hit single recorded by LaBelle for the Epic Records label. ... Rockwilder (born Dana Stinson) is an African-American hip hop and R&B record producer. ... Missy Elliott on the cover of her album Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an African American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ... Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann, New South Wales, 17 September 1962) is an Australian film director. ... Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 musical film which tells the story of a young British poet, Christian, who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge cabaret, Satine. ... Moulin Rouge (French for red mill) is a traditional cabaret, built in 1889 by Joseph Oller who already owned the Paris Olympia. ...


2003 to present

Mug Shot
Mug Shot

Most recently, Kim released her third studio album, La Bella Mafia, in spring of 2003. The first single and video, "The Jump Off" featured rapper Mr. Cheeks, and was a sizeable hit. Kim also appeared in a posthumous music video for Aaliyah, "Miss You", in which Kim, Missy Elliott, Brandy, Tweet, DMX, Montel Williams, and several others pay tribute to the deceased R&B star. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... See also: 2002 in music, 2003 in music (UK), other events of 2003, 2004 in music, list of years in music, 2000s in music // Events January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Mr. ... Aaliyah in 1998 Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), professionally known simply as Aaliyah, was an African American R&B singer and dancer. ... Missy Elliott on the cover of her album Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an African American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... Tweet (born Charlene Keys in New York City, New York) is an African-American R&B singer and guitarist. ... DMX in Cradle 2 the Grave with Gabrielle Union and Drag-On DMX (Dark Man X, born Earl Simmons on December 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an African-American rapper/hip hop artist and actor, who was most famous in the late-1990s. ... Montel Brian Anthony Williams (born July 3, 1956) is a famous television talk-show host. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


During the summer of 2003, "Magic Stick," the second single from La Bella Mafia, became one of the year's biggest hits, thanks in part to guest raps from 50 Cent. It is one of the few songs in recent years to have hit number one without the aid of a music video, and is Kim's most successful single to date. 50 Cent 50 Cent (a. ...


In the past, Kim has been featured on hit songs by Ray-J, Mobb Deep, The Lox, and the posthumous Notorious B.I.G. track, "Notorious B.I.G." which contains an extremely blatant sample of Duran Duran's 1980s hit, "Notorious". William Raymond Norwood, Jr. ... Amid the burgeoning mid-90s hardcore rap scene, Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep towered above their peers, instantly canonized for their influential, trendsetting The Infamous album. ... The L.O.X. also known as D-Block is a group of 3 emcees originating from New York discovered by Bad Boy Records boss Sean Puffy Combs. ... Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in the 1975 comedy, Lets Do it Again), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of Game). ... At the height of its fame, Duran Duran (The Fab Five) was featured on the cover of the February 1984 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ...


On March 17, 2005, she was convicted of perjury and conspiracy, but acquitted of obstruction of justice, in connection with her presence at a shootout between members of her "entourage" and that of rivals Capone-n-Noreaga. She is due to be sentenced on July 6 and could receive up to 30 years in prison. While many rappers have gone to prison, Kim, 29, would be the first big-name female to do time. March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Perjury is lying or making verifiably false statements under oath in a court of law. ... Conspiracy, in common usage, is the act of working in secret to obtain some goal, usually understood with negative connotations. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ...


On her fame

In addition to being recognized for her music, Kim is notorious for her avant garde style. In what is probably her most memorable public appearance, Li'l Kim showed up at the 1999 MTV VMAs with an entire breast hanging out and only a tiny piece of fabric over the nipple. Kim's outfit became even more controversial later that night, when she appeared on stage with Mary J. Blige and Diana Ross to present an award, and Ms. Ross reached over, cupped her hand under Kim's exposed breast and jiggled it while both laughed heartily. It was later described as Ross getting to second base with Kim on national television. 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... MTV (abbreviation for Music Television) is a cable television network which was originally devoted to music videos, especially popular rock music. ... VMA is an acronym that can mean any of the following: MTV Video Music Award Valve Manufacturers Association of America Virtual Memory Area Descriptor Verkmennta skólinn á Akureyri (Iceland Vicky Metcalf Award This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... A pair of female breasts The term breast can refer to the upper ventral region of the human torso. ... Nipple is, generally, the name given to the mammalian nipple, or to things resembling it, such as the tip of an artificial teat or the tip of a grease secreting mechanism in machinery. ... Mary J. Blige performs on the National Mall in Washington, DC Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is a popular African-American R&B and soul singer, songwriter and producer. ... Diana Ross on the cover of her collection Diana Ross: The Ultimate Collection Diana Ross (born Diane Ernestine Earle Ross [1] on March 26, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American soul, R&B and pop singer and actress. ...


Discography

Albums

  • Hard Core
    • Release date: 11/12/1996
    • Billboard peak: #11
    • Sales (USA): 2 Million
  • Notorious K.I.M.
    • Release date: 06/27/2000
    • Billboard peak: #4
    • Sales (USA): 1 Million
  • La Bella Mafia
    • Release date: 03/04/2003
    • Billboard peak: #5
    • Sales (USA): 1 Million

Hardcore is a generic term, used to describe something more extreme than mainstream versions. ...

Hit singles

Missy Elliott on the cover of her album Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an African American singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ... The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972–March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in 1975s Lets Do it Again) and Frank White (from King of New York), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of... The L.O.X. also known as D-Block is a group of 3 emcees originating from New York discovered by Bad Boy Records boss Sean Puffy Combs. ... Dave Grohl on stage with the Foo Fighters Dave Grohl (born David Eric Grohl; January 14, 1969 in Warren, Ohio) is a rock musician, who was the drummer of the grunge band Nirvana from 1990 until the band split up in 1994 after frontman Kurt Cobains suicide. ... With his dreadlocks, gruff vocal style and fascination with B-movies, Rob Zombie (born Rob Cummings on 12 January 1966), has become a distinctive and major force in American heavy metal. ... Christina Aguilera Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York; also known as Xtina) is a Hispanic-American popular music singer and songwriter. ... Mya has more than one meaning: Mya, an American R&B singer. ... M!ssundaztood album cover (2001) Alecia Moore (born September 8, 1979 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania), better known by her stage name P!nk (also written as Pink), is an American singer who gained prominence in early January of 2000. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in London), better known as Phil Collins, is a British rock/pop musician. ... Mr. ... 50 Cent 50 Cent (a. ... Christina Aguilera Christina Maria Aguilera (born December 18, 1980, in Staten Island, New York; also known as Xtina) is a Hispanic-American popular music singer and songwriter. ... Trick Daddy, also known as Trick Daddy Dollars or TDD is a Dirty South rapper from Miami, of Slip-N-Slide Records, which is commonly called SNS. He is best known for his 2000 singles, Take It To Da House and Im A Thug, as well as his affiliation... Christopher Bridges (born September 11, 1977 in Champaign, Illinois), better known as Ludacris, is an African-American rapper and actor. ... Cee-Lo (born Thomas Calloway on May 30, 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an African-American hip-hop, funk, soul, and R&B musician. ...

Awards

Grammy Award

  • Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals-"Lady Marmalade"

MTV Video Music Award

  • Video of the Year-"Lady Marmalade"
  • Best Video From a Film-"Lady Marmalade"

Filmography

Shes All That is a 1999 romantic comedy film, directed by Robert Iscove, and is a modern remake of George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion (which was also the basis for the musical comedy My Fair Lady starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn). ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Longshot is a Marvel Comics superhero, best known as a member of the X-Men. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zoolander (2001) is a movie based on a pair of short films, produced and directed by Ben Stiller for the VH1 Fashion Awards television show in 1996. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... You Got Served is a film directed by Chris Stokes, manager of its stars, recording artist Marques Houston and the members of boy band B2K. It was released by Columbia Pictures Screen Gems division on January 30, 2004, during the Super Bowl XXXVIII weekend. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ...

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