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Album Review

A long four years after making her big, salacious splash on Hard Core, Lil' Kim returned as a very different rapper on The Notorious K.I.M., and not necessarily for the better. For one, her close friend and collaborator the Notorious B.I.G. had been murdered during the interim. The sad passing heavily informs this glitzy yet ultimately somber album, not only the title but many of the lyrics too. Biggie had played a large role in the success of Hard Core, and his absence here is gaping. Also, the Queen Bitch invites along a host of collaborators to fill the gap left behind by her departed former executive producer. Puff Daddy fills Biggie's large shoes and unfortunately gives the album the same sort of gaudiness that had marred his recent round of releases on Bad Boy Records, namely his own Forever and Mase's Double Up. As on those albums, nearly every track on Notorious K.I.M. is helmed by a different producer, many feature a guest, and most make some sort of pop-crossover concession. Sometimes the pop-rap tactics pay off, particularly on "Custom Made (Give It to You)," where the orgasmic moans of Lil' Louis' house classic "French Kiss" are looped ad infinitum to impressive effect, and on "How Many Licks?," where Sisqó trades off one come-on after another with Kim.

Customer Reviews

How Many Listens? - You Won't Want To Put This Down!

This album is mental!!! It is aggressive, dirty, upbeat, and very addictive. Lil' Kim a true B***H. Each track is a hit and lyrically crazy. How Many Licks? and No Matter What They Say are real TUNES! If your not offended by rudeness and you want up-beat songs with attitude U WILL LOVE THIS! I play this a lot when I get a bit frustrated and sing as loud as poss to these tracks - especially when ya partner or an ex annoys u!!

K.I.M

This is a brilliant album it's rude and some lyrics are slightly shocking like song how many licks but that's just Kim's style queen bee <3

horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible

if you read this reveiw you will know what i think just from looking at the title!
if you are smart then you wont buy this. if you do then you just wasted £8
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Biography

Born: 11 July 1975 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

After making her presence known on Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s debut album, Conspiracy, Lil' Kim launched a solo career in 1996 with the release of her first record, Hard Core. As the album's title implies, Kim was a rarity among female rappers — one who not only concentrated on edgy hardcore rap but also explicit sexuality, two territories that had long been the province of male rappers. Of course, Kim's near-pornographic sexuality and hard-edged...
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  • £8.99
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, East Coast Rap, Hardcore Rap
  • Released: 20 June 2000
  • Parental Advisory

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