Birthday : 11.07.1975 year
Age: 40 years
Place of birth : New York, USA
Citizenship : SShAOriginalnoe the name : Kimberly Denise Jones
Original name: Kimberly Denise Jones
When she was 9 years old, her parents divorced. Kim stayed with her father ,but as a teenager left home as often arose between them, to put it mildly, conflicts. The girl lived or friends, either directly on the streets of Brooklyn. According to her, she did everything in her power to survive. (When local customs and dominance of murders, robberies, prostitution and drug trafficking from the assumptions pryam-the same goose bumps.)
Some time later, Kim was able to gain some stability : she went to college and got a job in a department store Bloomingdales. The meeting, which will completely change its destiny, held almost by chance back somehow Kim home, and then got her boyfriend, who asked her if she does not read casually rapping. It was Christopher Wallace, aka Notorious B.I.G. She and Kim lived in the neighborhood, and his friends knocked this girl, it turns out, can read and rap. Then everything began to turn.
The rap - team Junior M.A.F.I.A. (Stands for Junior Masters at Finding Intelligent Attitudes), where the young singer pushed Biggie ,Kim was the only female participant. Famous artist began with the single "Players Anthem" and "Get Money". Conspiracy album came out in 1995 and quickly unwound before the hit, hit the top of Billboard `s top ten. Along Lil `Kim is working with Project Mona Lisa, The Isley Brothers, Total, and Skin Deep.But Kim was an ambitious girl. Participation in the group it was not enough, and she decided to release a solo album and was not going to wait for several years as Lauryn Hill. Under the tutelage of Biggie released her first album "Hard Core" (At first he wanted to be called "Queen Bitch", but feared censorship and rejection of sales.) . With the participation stellar team of producers such as Sean " Puffy " Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Prestige et al. , The album quickly made his way to platinum, hitting ears audience hit "No Time", "Queen Bitch" and "Crush On You" and almost immediately approving Lil`Kim like a queen of hip-hop. The album was attacked by conservatives izthe content of profanity and the prevalence of the topic of sex. In response to this newly formed rap star only answer that this is just a way to express her personality, well, a bit of personal experience.
It would seem that all is well. Time to celebrate success. But here there is a tragedy that has completely changed the life of Kim. March 9, 1997 in LosAngeles shot Notorious B.I.G. Biggie was her partner at work, mentor and friend. Kim even claimed that they were lovers, despite the fact that Christopher was married to singer Faith Evans.
In 1998, Lil `Kim released her second CD, Notorious K.I.M. Puffy serves as an executive producer, and the album comes out on the label ,Kim created itself, - Queen Bee Records.
When the album Notorious K.I.M. reached platinum status, Lil `Kim beginning to shine on the covers of magazines, as well as to sign contracts with cosmetic companies and the famous fashion designers. As journalists claimed she managed to become a link between rap music and fashion.And this in spite of its small stature -. 150 cm She herself says that her style influenced glamorous beauty Marilyn Monroe, Millie Jackson, Josephine Baker and Cher.
In 1999 Lil`Kim starred in the controversial video project Tommy Lee Methods of Mayhem "Get Naked", where almost all the participants, not excluding itself Kim appeared naked on screen. At the same time it is lit up in the film, the series melknuv V.I.P. Pamela Anderson in the teen comedy She`s All That. Very successful was the remake of the song Lady Marmalade from the soundtrack to the movie Moulin Rouge, where, in addition to Lil `Kim, participated Shristina Aguilera, Pink and Mya. This quartet cut off "Grammy" for best pop jointperformance and MTV Video Music Award for best video from a film. Also in 2001, Kim contributes to the collection of Urban Renewal: Featuring the songs of Phil Collins, performing their version of In The Air Tonight, using vocal samples of the same Phil Collins.
Today Lil `Kim holds the status hypersexual rap bitches. In March 2003, she released her third album, La Bella Maffia. This time was not observed any influence Junior M.A.F.I.A., any cooperation with P. Diddy. the album was produced by Timbaland, EZ Elpee and Swizz Beatz. Kim also contributed to the soundtrack for the film Chicago, performing the Cell Block Tango, together with Queen Latifah and Macy Gray.