I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since Kimberly Jones AKA Lil’ Kim dropped her iconic ‘Hardcore’ Album. I am a day late(album dropped Nov 12, 1996), but better late than never!
‘Hardcore’ was ground breaking in the male dominated hip hop industry. Lil’ Kim burst onto the scene and unapologetically owned her sexuality. She did not mince words in her lyrics either. Kim did and said things her predecessors dared not say. Gone were the baggy clothes and baseball caps that many female MC’s were forced to wear to fit in with their male counterparts and in with the high fashion.
What a time to be alive! From top to bottom ‘Hardcore’ is a classic album but here are my favorite tracks from the album in no particular order.
Lil’ Kim deserves all her flowers! Give her all of her things!
Whut, say you?