Lil Kim Returns With Long-Awaited '9' Album After 14-Year Break

Kimmy Blanco is back with new tunes.

(AllHipHop News) It's been a hell of a week for the Queen Bee. Kimberly "Lil Kim" Jones was honored with the I Am Hip Hop Award at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards and performed a medley of songs at the ceremony.

In addition, Lil Kim also let loose her first album since 2005's The Naked Truth. The project, titled 9, hit DSPs today (October 11). Rick Ross, Musiq Soulchild, Rich The Kid, O.T. Genasis, and City Girls show up on the 9-track project.

9 is Kim's first independent studio LP after parting ways with Atlantic Records in 2008. Queen Bee Entertainment and eOne released the Brooklyn legend's latest body of work.

This year has seen several prominent female rappers drop albums. Besides Lil Kim, Lizzo (Cuz I Love You), Rico Nasty (Anger Management), Megan Thee Stallion (Fever), Trina (The One), Iggy Azalea (In My Defense), Missy Elliott (Iconology) and Rapsody (Eve) presented projects in 2019.

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FireStarter199
FireStarter199

Album is pretty solid. The best songs aren't the singles (not surprising). Really glad she didn't try to make an album full of "bangers" and focused on what she's best at; actually rapping, word play, tone of voice and general flows. Bangers are good, quick and instantly gratifying which is cool. And so is McDonald's - it tastes good, costs little and get's the job done but no one praises it for it's quality. Top shelf quality is an acquired taste; it's no wonder Kim has been able to maintain without a label for 14 years. The respect given to her as a rapper by other prominent rappers is second to none. Honestly, I've not enjoyed most of her single releases for last several years (attempts at "bangers"). Kim's best work is on full albums and while I am a fan, I think even I forgot just how entertaining she is to listen to from start to finish. Good Job.

Yo-Money
Yo-Money

Did Yohance Kyles just write: "This year has seen several prominent female rappers drop albums" and then proceeded to name Lizzo, Rico Nasty, Megan Thee Stallion and Iggy Azalea. WTF? Prominent female rappers? Are you kidding me? That's a big disrespect to Lil Kim, Missy Elliott & Rapsody.

KINGMufasa
KINGMufasa

she doesnt even look real smh i dont understand these broads doing this to themselves.

mrmario100
mrmario100

This is what Nicki Manji, and Cardi B gonna look like after all them surgeries and tattoo's. A ghetto looking mannequin!!! Lookin nasty, like not even real!!! Like really, who would be stupid enough to buy your album!!! Even if she became a porn star who would buy that trash to help pay off her bankruptcy defaulted mortgage???