Lil Kim Says She's "The Blueprint" & "Very Pro-Women"

(AllHipHop News) With a discography full of platinum albums and a Grammy award on her mantelpiece, Lil Kim is undeniably one of the most successful female rappers of all time. According to the Queen Bee, she also serves as the model for femcees in the business.

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“In my field, I am the blueprint of what I do,” Kim tells Rolling Out magazine. “I’ve always starred in my own lane.”

It has been eight years since Lil Kim released her last studio album The Naked Truth, but Kim says she is not rushing the process to drop her next LP. Kim is holding off announcing when the album will be released, but she ensures that the public can expect to hear some singles from her by summer 2014.

In the meantime Kim’s fans are still waiting for her forthcoming mixtape Hardcore 2K13. The Brooklyn rhymer was scheduled to drop the project on Halloween, but it was pushed back indefinitely. She did release the tracks “Dead Gal Walking” and “I Am Kimmy Blanco” as well as a tracklist over the last several months.

“I just think that my fans — not even just my fans, but even potentially new fans — are ready to hear some new Lil Kim music,” added the rapper. “People are ready to hear real rap, real s**t coming from a female. Because I’ve always been different, no matter what. My music has always been very sexual and very pro-women.”

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  • MrNoName2K

    Now not to take away from Kim because she is definitely one of them b*tches that’ll light a b*tch(and even a few niggas) up on the mic but i wouldn’t say shes the “blueprint”, definitely a major player

    • Heart of a Slave, Blood of a k

      Looking back, most of the female emcees were kind of like tomboys and displayed a little bit of sexuality. Yo yo came with a bit more sexuality but she was moreso, “Ride or die” chick. Down with her man and willing to do his bidding. When Kim came through with her over the top sexuality, it was a paradigm shift. At first they looked at her as a gimmick, then a female Too Short. They did have a hard time classifying her. Several did come after her and mimick her. Not many have been successful besides Nicki. I moreso thought Eve has a nice balance of old and new but the masses seemed to get bore with her.

      • MrNoName2K

        In her own respective lane but then again, the name “Foxy Brown” stands between her and that blueprint crown

      • Heart of a Slave, Blood of a k

        Kim came before Fox. Fox, like Nicki, from what I use to gather with the interviews started off trying to be a straight spitter. Plus she was a minor on the aint no n*gga. She hit 18, she came with the oversexed style and released Ill na na around the same time Hardcore dropped. I think Kim was trying to shock and be like a female version of Akinyele. Cause people were initially shocked by his raunchy lyrics when he first hit. That firm album came when she was like 19 and she was alot more sexy on that one. I guess you could say both of their styles were created by dudes cause I’m sure they were told to sex it up.

      • marqus r

        Actually Fox was before Kim when she was featured on l.l. who shot ya remix. They were both basically out in the same year. Even on ill na na she referenced when Kim album come out

      • Heart of a Slave, Blood of a k

        Right but the initial point was not who came out first. It was who was first in that lane. In that who shot ya remix, I think Fox Boogie was still a minor and she was fully dressed. In that first single by kim, “No time for fake ones”. She is on the oversexed tip. I think she wore lingerie for the single and was referencing Adina Howard. It wasnt until her sh*t was selling that hot cakes that Fox got naked and started rapping. kim was the only one (female rapper) in that lane and when it started to sale, Fox and friends went in that direction.

      • HipHopStalker

        You know, like we all know. Sex sales. Look at how females like Jean Grae and Bahamadia couldn’t sell records to save there life but could out spit most niggas in hip hop today.

      • Jx

        Foxxy brown fell off way before even Notorious K.I.M came out, which was sad, her music was good. Lil’ Kim overshadowed her undeniably tho.

  • its illside ya bish

    please stop the bull shit 8 years to drop a albumn?????/ What are you doing that your that busy? Either let the music go or kill ya self

    • U.P.T.nw4eva

      You forget she did jail time without snitching, she is a legend in hip hop show some respect.

      • BigHomie337

        What that have 2 do with releasing music? Bitch is famous for being a slut and having other ppl write her shit. Kim know she not gonna sell records so she ain’t rushing it.

      • Jx

        Have you even ever listened to her music? & if a female with a sex drive equates to slut then you must be brain dead.

      • its illside ya bish

        dog she did less than a year in jail how long has she been out now. How do you have a label sign artist but you are unable to release your own music? But she is a Boss Chic? An for the record she is far from a Legend in this game far from it.

    • Jx

      She wasn’t allowed to release a whole album because of legal issues & she’s in the fashion industry just an fyi.

  • PL

    Who was the first female solo rap artist to have a platinum-selling album, and the second overall female rap artist (solo or group) after Salt N Pepa? Shawntae Harris AKA Da Brat.

  • ISTADUMHI772

    and that is the issue.women in rap need to be a little less kim and more mc lyte in order to be a half way respectable role model. and even tho they say hey i’m not a role model, dont do as i do type shit, kids dont really get to choose who they look up to, these days they’re being force-feed these rap,video vixen, all fake everything type chiccs which are setting the “standards” for beauty. SMH these young women don’t even have a chance. not just girls either i mean look at who these young men have to look up to. every young man to be “swagged out” gotta get these dumb ass tats on they face, neck, hands,etc. so when they decide to grow up, unless they have the money to get the tats removed, they end up scarred for life with nothing to look forward to but low wage jobs

  • Romia Blue

    her forthcoming mixtape…2k13 and ’14 is 5 days away?
    back to the drawing board

    • acapwn

      lol damn

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  • baller187

    way to flatter yourself kim, maybe u can buy back your bently that got re po’d, if your broke ass can make some cash, just ask floyd for the money he will kick in

    • Troll_E_G

      Niggaz like u disgust me

      • baller187

        lames i deal with them all the time, TROLL WHORE

  • Lboogie

    I don’t know about being the “blueprint” but she’s definitely a great rapper and has been extremely instrumental in the rap game. Further, she is without question one of the realest women in the game and her street cred can never been questioned.

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    • RichFromBX

      you know nothing about Kim if that’s what you think – she’s a studio creation. Why do you think she’s had garbage and nothing but an image since Biggie died? She’s had nothing but mediocre writers since then.

      Realest??? b!tch’s titties, face, hair and color fake as fvck…

      • Lboogie

        I agree. The Kim of the 90s was waaaay better than who she is now. I was actually talking about the Kim from back in tha day. And you can’t deny she was the shit back then (no matter who made her – Biggie or whoever)and very instrumental to the rap game for what she did. I also agree with you 100 percent about all the fake stuff/plastic surgery. She was sexy as hell back in the day before all of that. I was talking about “realest” as in her street cred. She is gangsta. Went to prison for not snitching, etc. She’s a real gutter type of chic from the hood. That’s the real I was speaking to. It was no need for me to say negative things about her, so I decided to stick to what I thought was positive. For the record, most mainstream,superstar male or female rappers, are studio-creations. They seem like the only ones the industry will let prosper at the highest level, with very few exceptions.

      • Jx

        Since Bigies death she’s had 3 platinum selling albums, You can hate on her & what she did for female rap but you Can not deny the facts.

  • That_N

    Truuuuuu

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  • lola lovely la’shaun

    well I would never say that kim is the blue print for women in this game, but I know others are like queen, lyte, sweet, melody,antoinette, smooth, nikki, then kim. KIm brought her own style and sex appeal…
    blue print – me being the former lover of what was hip hop I disagree, she wanted to fit so tightly in the high class world that she lost her face and grace. 8 years shows that she got the “loot” without dropping but she done dropped and fell from the mic.
    I will always love kim for the memory of great lyrical music that she brought our way and she is the original “Queen” of the “Mafia” bang but blue print of the game no!!! blue print of female sexiness with male pazzazz yes!!!!

    • Jx

      Guess what all these female rappers you mentioned tried so hard to fit in with their male counterparts, Lil’ Kim took a more feminine approach to it, she did what she wanted pushed for sexual equality & her albums are still selling today whether you like it or not. She is definitely a blueprint, Nicki Minaj is a perfect example as well as other upcoming female rappers are adopting Lil’ Kims lyrical & fashionable shock value.

      • lola lovely la’shaun

        guess what they had to do what they had to do, and now the men want to be women in hip hop, what is the diff honey? where is kim now. she look like a lady but had vocals like a dude, beside that no one was falling over kim then and no one is doing it now. Trina surpass kim in colabo and nikki is passing them both all together. I DON’T SEE HER AS A BLUE PRINT BUT SHE DID HER THANG THEN. NIKKI, has her own style…a better shape and just as much money…i am glad that you are so passionate about kimberly” queen bee” jones however, she ain’t no blue print for this game…

      • Jx

        Of course Artists do what they have to do & that kept them artists until someone came in as more of a changing force. You say she is no blue print yet all these newer female artists followed in her foot steps & even till this day she founded the base to their careers. So deny it all you want.

  • RichFromBX

    Blueprint as in a woman still has to objectify herself and be seen as a fvck toy in order it get a guy’s attention, then yes, you are the blueprint. If anything, she and her type (nikki minaj) are the reason why female rappers like Jean Grae don’t get the record company push.

    Nikki, Kim, Trina and none of those chicks could ever see Jean Grae…

    • RogerTHAT

      The yesLIVcan chick is spitting some real shit -going in all on them rap ho*s

    • E McArthur

      Jean Grae needs to stop complaining and I’ll take a listen. I’m female btw and sorry but I feel nothing for her. Eve did a better job being pro-woman in my opinion. I’m sorry but the song about Jean Grae doing a song about abortion put an UGLY taste in my mouth about her!

    • Jx

      Why is female sexuality so threatening to you? She IS a female rap blueprint there is no doubt about that, She changed the femae rap game… in a time where Female sexuality was frowned upon as much as eccentric fashions she pushed norms. If you had a brain you would look at the current female rappers & notice so much can & is referenced back to Lil’ Kim.

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  • gamer Ned

    Her and Biggie!!

    I miss the 90’s!

  • Kevin Anthony

    If you miss that HIP HOP..that real..come see what im doing. All I ask is for yall to spread the word. soundcloud .com Kevin Anthony-21

  • $18916246

    QING KIM!

  • iamwhoiam

    Poor Kim, let it go. Your blueprint is as fake as your ass, nose, lips, etc….

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      yeah, when I see her, I don’t hear her , ‘cuz I’m thinking ” eewwwww “

      • Jx

        I’m curious as to what your monkey ass looks like

    • Jx

      She’s talking musically & how she innovated the female rap game, what does her surgeries have to do with any of that?

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        and precisely what ‘innovation’ did she bring to the ‘rap game’ then?

      • Jx

        Femininity, She was a female not afraid of her sexuality or dressing provocatively. Need I say Lyricly & musicly she brought a way different feel to rap/hip hop.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        Salt n Pepa dressed provocatively and spoke about sex years before. And Kim never wrote sh1t.

      • Jx

        I’m sure they did, & were two very talented ladies in hip hop. Their verses & sex appeal was not as controversial as lil’ kims tho. Kim did it to an extent that wasn’t done before, she didn’t care to conform or make herself subtle. You say She never wrote her shit, but that has not been proven to this day with facts. All her albums say Kimberly denise jones or co written by P diddy. Their are strict laws against copyright.

      • Opposite Of Everyone

        well tbh it’s worse for her if she didnt have a ghostwriter cause that just means she straight bit Biggie’s style and flow – not very innovative I’m sure you’ll agree. And furthermore, an MC can hardly said to have laid a blueprint in rap just for pushing things a bit further down the line of controversy if there already was a level of controversy there in the first place. That’s like saying if someone had already made the blueprint for ‘speed rapping’ but then someone rapped even faster and labelled themselves as having made the blueprint for rapping even faster than the last person that speed rapped…! Hardly an accolade worth ascribing really is it?

      • Jx

        Her first & second album had remnants of Biggie sure, it was never the same tho. Sure she took on a style like his as he was her mentor & more. Even then there were distinctive qualities that made her different. Being a blue print in her own lane… If she wasn’t a blue print, Nicki Minaj would not even closly resemble Lil kim whether word choice, lyricly, fashionably etc. I’m over this conversation tho, Its redundant, I made my point.

      • iamwhoiam

        Of course her name is on them, how else could she get paid. Do you seriously think Diddy “co-wrote” any songs? He’s never written or produced, but still TAKES the credit…it’s been goin on for years in the industry.

      • Jx

        Well even then, these are mere rumors… still unproven so ramble on…

      • Ski Masq Khid

        Sorry but Foxy Brown brought femininity at the same time Kim did so…

      • Jx

        That’s fine.. Lil’ kim wasn’t recognized for just that. It was everything she brought to the table as a female rapper. She was a powerhouse, designers such as Versace, Alexander Mcqueen wanted to dress her, she was on the covers of magazines, She was coming out with her own label, her own line, jewelry, watches, salon, etc. Everything Nicki is now, She begun.

      • iamwhoiam

        It’s called a “joke”…how was was she innovative to rap ,besides riddin Biggie’s coat tail? Only reason she got attention was dressin and rappin like a freak hoe. Platinum or not, ijs.

      • Jx

        read my previous posts that’s how she re innovated the female rap game. A freak Hoe? hahaha. Again Your basing everything on your opinion! A girl from Brooklyn rapping about the very thing rap artists today have adopted today ,Money, Sex, fashion etc. it became a trend, Whether her art was moral or immoral based on your opinion doesn’t matter.

  • Jx

    Whether you love her or hate her, It is undeniable that her presence in the female rap game stood out far more than any other. She definitely serves as a blue print, Deny the facts if you’d like, but she did what no other female in rap was doing… She pushed the limits in rap for females, even in fashion with her outrageous outfits that has becoming more common with artists today i.e. Nicki Minaj & Lady Gaga. Her lyrics topped off her feminine frame with raunchy sure, yet intrigueing lyrics that brought a life to female sexuality which was not ok for a female to do. So deny her influence, call her a slut & pretend like you are virgins cause she’s had more of a life than any of you ever will.

    • Opposite Of Everyone

      ask who in hip-hop (rather than ‘rap music’) was the blueprint for females & you will hear a lot of names before Kim. Between Lisa Lee, Dimples Dee, Sparky D, Roxanne Shante, Lyte, Frick n Frack, Finesse n Synquesse, Antoinette, Lyte, Latifah and Queen Mother Rage the blueprint for Femcees had been written over a decade before Kim decided Fake (in terms of her physicality and using ghostwriters) was the way forward for female MCs.

      • Jx

        That’s fine, they had their place & were the blueprint of their time. What you re either denying to yourself or avoiding is that shift change that Lil’ Kim begun, She branded Fashion as well as a shift in lyrics & music. That’s what she is remembered for. You keep saying ghost writers but I still have no facts of that… that’s just a rumor.