Lil’ Kim
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1975-07-11
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Lil’ Kim

Biography

Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or July 11, 1975), known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of ...

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Biography

Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or July 11, 1975), known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home. In her teens, Jones would freestyle rap, heavily influenced by actress/singer Diana Ross, and fellow female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. Performing a freestyle rap for The Notorious B.I.G. got her music career start in 1995 with his group Junior M.A.F.I.A., whose debut album Conspiracy generated three hit singles.

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Lil’ Kim Tracks

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Puff Daddy
All About The Benjamins (feat. Lil’ Kim, The LOX & The Notorious B.I.G.)
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All About The Benjamins (feat. Lil’ Kim, The LOX & The Notorious B.I.G.)
Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Get Money (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Lil’ Kim)
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Get Money (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Lil’ Kim)
Lil’ Kim
The Jump Off (feat. Mr. Cheeks)
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The Jump Off (feat. Mr. Cheeks)
Mary J. Blige
I Can Love You (feat. Lil’ Kim)
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I Can Love You (feat. Lil’ Kim)
The Notorious B.I.G.
Notorious B.I.G (feat. Lil' Kim & Puff Daddy)
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Notorious B.I.G (feat. Lil' Kim & Puff Daddy)
Keyshia Cole
Let It Go (feat. Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim)
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Let It Go (feat. Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim)
The LOX
Money, Power & Respect (feat. Lil’ Kim & DMX)
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Money, Power & Respect (feat. Lil’ Kim & DMX)
Lil’ Kim
Crush On You (feat. Lil' Cease & The Notorious B.I.G.)
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Crush On You (feat. Lil' Cease & The Notorious B.I.G.)
Lil’ Kim
Lighters Up (Acapella)
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Lighters Up (Acapella)
Christina Aguilera
Can't Hold Us Down (feat. Lil’ Kim)
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Can't Hold Us Down (feat. Lil’ Kim)
Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Gettin' Money (The Get Money Remix) (feat. Lil’ Kim & The Notorious B.I.G.)
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Gettin' Money (The Get Money Remix) (feat. Lil’ Kim & The Notorious B.I.G.)
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Hip Hop 100 Highlights
Hip Hop 100 Highlights
The Takeover
The Takeover


Lil’ Kim Biography

Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or July 11, 1975), known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home. In her teens, Jones would freestyle rap, heavily influenced by actress/singer Diana Ross, and fellow female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage. Performing a freestyle rap for The Notorious B.I.G. got her music career start in 1995 with his group Junior M.A.F.I.A., whose debut album Conspiracy generated three hit singles.

Lil' Kim's debut studio album, Hard Core (1996) was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and spawned three consecutive No. 1 rap hits: "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. She was featured on the single "Lady Marmalade", which also had guest vocals by fellow recording artists Mýa, Pink and Christina Aguilera (a remake of the 1975 smash hit, originally recorded by LaBelle) which went to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making her the second female rapper to have a No. 1 on that chart after Lauryn Hill. In addition, the remake won two MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 44th Grammy Awards in 2002. In 2005, she served a yearlong prison sentence for lying to a jury about her friends' involvement in a shooting four years earlier. During her incarceration, her fourth album The Naked Truth was released. She returned to the public eye in 2009 with an appearance on Dancing with the Stars.

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