Lil’ Kim

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The weak fold and crumble, it's the land of trouble
Brooklyn, home of the greatest rappers
BIG comes first, then the Queen comes after

Lil' Kim, 'Lighters Up'

Kimberley Denise Jones, better known as Lil’ Kim, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, model and actress. She was born in 1975 in Brooklyn, New York, and started off as part of Biggie Smalls’ group the Junior M.A.F.I.A, before releasing her first solo album “Hard Core” in 1996. She garnered success thereafter from hits such as “Magic Stick”, “Crush on You”, and a remake of “Lady Marmalade”. In the year following her debut album, her mentor and lover Christopher Wallace – Biggie Smalls – was shot and killed, causing Lil’ Kim to reevaluate her career, leaving her sophomore album to one side. She faced major legal issues in 2005, as she was convicted for perjury related to a shootout after she had been promoting her album outside an NYC radio station. After serving her 366 day jail sentence, she struggled to get her career back on track. However, she has continued to release music as Lil’ Kim.