Posts Tagged ‘Lil Kim’


After a month of teasing, we finally get to hear the much-hyped collaboration between Remy Ma and Lil Kim. And in a surprise twist, the ladies have reworked the Hardcore classic “Queen Bitch.”

The ladies are in battle mode with Kim also on chorus duties (“You bitches ain’t humble enough… These fake ass bitches are done.”) and fires off a “bitch” heavy verse at rivals. Of course, the aggression and bad blood history with Nicki Minaj will have many speculating this joint is throwing shots (Kim has already denied this). Whatever the case, this a cool single street single with nostalgia elements for the older heads. Still, I would’ve preferred they spit over the original beat.

“Wake Me Up” is available now at all streaming outlets.


[Video] Lil Kim Returns with “Took Us a Break”

Posted: November 3, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News


Is Queen Bee season upon us? After a lengthy hiatus, Lil Kim is back with a new aggressive track entitled “Took Us a Break.” Kim has her bars pointedly aimed at imposters and biters of her style.

I was raised in the school of hard knocks/ These bitches is class clowns / Giving y’all my old clothes/ My old flows like hand-me-downs.

With that said, you’ll notice Kim does her own borrowing in adopting Future’s melodic flow to accompany the autotune. Sign me up for a Lil Kim comeback album in 2018.


The gang’s all here. Missy has her long-time homegirls with her for this remix edition of “I’m Better.” Kim is at her 90s raunchy best including the adlibs from her Hardcore days. Trina is in 305 boss mode and Eve arguably has the best flow on the song.


Tonight and tomorrow, The Bad Boy Reunion tours kick off at the Barclays Center. This morning, Diddy was joined by his Bad Boy family and offered a free nationwide preview for fans. The Lox, Lil Kim, 112, Mase, French Montana and even Busta Rhymes got in on the action. Whatever you think of Diddy, the man is the epitome of Hip-Hop longevity.


Puff Daddy and Hype Williams take it back to the 90s Bad Boy heyday with this black and white clip for “Auction.” Older heads will get flashbacks of the “Flava in Ya Ear (Remix)” while younger folks might recall the “Special Delivery (Remix).” Diddy’s still talking that shit (and dancing).

MMM is available now.


The 2015 BET Awards are in the books. If you were on Twitter last night, you got a minute-by-minute recap of the entire show filled with hilarious memes and commentary. BET has its fair share issues, but you have to give the network credit for attempting to bring together the sprawling depth of the black experience in music and pop culture. Here are some of the notable moments (performance-wise) from the show.


NOSTAGLIA REIGNS AT BAD BOY REUNION: Diddy falling into an Acme black hole and 112 members being in dire need of oxygen tanks couldn’t stop the joy we all had seeing the Bad Boy crew back together. Despite some glaring omissions (Total, Craig Mack, G-Dep, Black Rob etc.), Diddy’s energy kept things flowing and the sheer medley of hits kept you ready for the set’s seminal moment – Lil Kim emerging from the bottom of the stage for her classic “Benjamins” verse. Gotta dock a full grade for French Montana getting stage time, though.

I wonder if Diddy charged extra publishing on the team just for old time’s sake.



MS. JACKSON GETS HER JUST DUE: Although there were some grumblings about the artists selected to pay tribute (Ciara, Tinashe, Jason Derulo), there is really no one outside of (maybe) BeyoncĂ© that could combine Janet’s mix of dance and song. Wisely, the tribute trio opted just to focus on the iconic dance routines instead of attempting to sing. The dancing wasn’t as fluid in some parts but that’s just nitpicking on my part.



SMOKEY ROBINSON TRIBUTE: Judging by his vocals, Smokey Robinson didn’t need anyone to do his tribute. With that said, Tori Kelly did a good job and Robin Thicke wasn’t bad either, although his selection was highly ironic considering his lawsuit with the estate of another Motown legend, Marvin Gaye.




 OMEEKA AND CB: Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill had nice couple moment while pushing Meek’s new single “All Eyes on You.” The set was disappointing only in the sense we didn’t get to hear any of Minaj’s recent hits off The Pink Print.


FETTY WAP YOWLS SOME MORE: As a fellow Jersey kid, I’m always happy to see someone from my home state do well. “Trap Queen” might just be the Hip-Hop song of the year in terms of its exposure and immersion in pop culture. But the “wino signing” trend that’s been miring mainstream Hip-Hop in recent years has got to go.



TO PIMP A BET AWARDS PERFORMANCE: One of the best songs on Kendrick Lamar’s critically-acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly album got a lively performance last night. Very strong symbolism with the flag and police cars. Plus we got a new verse.



PATTI LABELLE “SANGS” WITH K. MICHELLE AND TAMAR BRAXTON: It wouldn’t be a BET Awards show without Patti LaBelle “sanging.” K.Michelle and Tamar Braxton being mature adults was great, too. Your guess is as good as mine regarding what was up with Tamar’s Clockwork Orange eyeliner.


Who was your favorite performance? Check out the rest of the sets HERE.


On a beat from ’99 that’s still slappin’ dudes… – FABOLOUS

On this week’s edition of Friday Night Freestyles, Fabolous returns to Mobb Deep’s catalogue and handles “Quiet Storm.” The main targets on this one are envious men and washed up groupies. It’s dope that these freestyles are getting longer.