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Hardcore Explicit Lyrics

4.3 out of 5 stars 148 customer reviews

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After strolling down the cracked boulevards of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn - looking ghetto-queen lean and chocolate-wine fine - the mack momma who answers to the name Lil' Kim is rocking rugged on her Undeas/Big Beat/Atlantic debut disc, "HARD CORE." Certified Multi-Platinum (2 times) by the RIAA. (3/01)
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 12, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Big Beat / Wea
  • ASIN: B000000112
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,190 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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So, Lil Kim is back with Notorious K.I.M. Let's hope that it's as good as "Hardcore", her debut (and slammin) album from back in the 96. It was "Crush On You (remix)" that really set it off (I know you seen me in the video...true!) - that's when I got the album and I was NOT dissapointed at all. Let me break it down for the newcomers:
1. Intro - Hilarious skit featuring Lil Cease
2. Big Momma Thang - One of the best songs feat. Jay-Z & Lil Cease
3. No Time - Her debut single feat. Puff Daddy (song is still hot!)
4. Spend A Little Doe - O.K...
5. Take It! - Hilarious Skit w/B.I.G. and Cease
6. Crush On You - On this version, Cease takes the whole thing, but it's still tight!
7. Drugs - The beat is sick! Grimy, like Black Rob (this song is one of my personal favs)
8. Scheamin - some ol, crazy 'skit'!
9. Queen B@#$H - If you liked "I Can Love You (better than she can...)" from Mary J. Blige, you'll love this song (where Blige got the sample) B.I.G. has a cool one line verse in here!
10. Dreams - Hilarious! She's callin out names on this song about who's hot and who's not!
11. M.A.F.I.A. Land - kinda serious, like 2Pac's early stuff
12. We Don't Need It - just plain naughty (I liked the version on the Sunset Park soundtrack better though)
13. Not Tonight - (The original of Ladies Night...very So So Def-ish, with JD all over it)
14. Player Haters - skit
15. **** You - A cool peek into Junior Mafia - they should do another album!
So, as you can see, I liked this album so much I broke it down by track! This album is probably the best (consistently) by a female MC recently. Yes, it's nasty and arguably derogatory to women, but if you take it like it is, ENTERTAINMENT, then you'll enjoy. Lil Kim will have a tough act to follow for this one. Stay tuned for my review of Notorious K.I.M...
Knyte. (Trust Me)
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By A Customer on September 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
TWO WORDS: VERY HOT! I LOVE YOU KIM. I HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST FEMALE RAP ALBUM THIS YEAR. I HOPE NOTORIOUS K.I.M. GOES 12X PLATINUM. QUEEN BEE FOR THE YEAR 2000-FOREVER. MUCH SUCCESS IN YOUR SECOND ALBUM. DON'T RUSH TAKE YOUR TIME. WE CAN WAIT.
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By A Customer on April 4, 1999
Format: Audio CD
WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY ABOUT LIL KIM BUT THAT SHES ALL THAT .THE ALBUM IS HOT FROM BEGINNING TO END WITH PHAT BEATS AND SLAMMIN LYRICS. SO ALL YOU PLAYAHATERS JUST BACK THE F@#% UP AND GIVE MY GIRL ALL THE PROPS SHE DESERVES . PEACE
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Back when this came out, I thought Lil Kim was one of the best female rappers out there and thought that this was how it should be done. Now I'm not a kid anymore and I've grown to see this album for what it is: too much shock and not enough actual substance. I just listened to this album almost 20 years after it came out and I realized that Lil Kim actually does have alot of talent but she tries way too hard to be over the top and prove her worthiness as a contender in gangsta rap. When I talk about substance, I mean rapping about something that actually has a message. She just talks about her private parts way too much and now I just can't respect her when I listen to this album; even if she did it for shock value because she could've made much better rhymes and still had the record sales and respect. As for her street cred, it gets boring after a while listening to her try to convince you how much of a mafia queen she is. She coulda dropped a few verses about that and then went into more interesting things. Not to mention that Puffy oversaw all the beats and guested on the album (and anytime he contributes to something it lowers it). Luckily, her guests were good at picking up some of the slack. You get a young Jay-Z before he sold out, Biggie nailing it, Lil Cease ripping up his verses, and the JUNIOR MAFIA crew keeping things strong. Don't get me wrong, this whole thing isn't terrible, Kim definitely had some great moments on here that show how talented she is but the bad outweighs the good in my opinion. Check out some of the samples for yourself to get an idea. This is a C+.
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Junior Mafia member Lil' Kim goes solo on "Hardcore". This album is better than you think. Although she definitely sold out completely on her following releases, she does have some street credibility on her debut album. She will never be known as a strong lyricist but has a good beat selection. For those nostalgic of 90s hip hop and female hip hop before it became overly cliched and saturated this along with Foxy Browns "Ill Na Na" would be good albums to pick up.
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After being part of Jr. Mafia, Biggie Smalls introduced the world of Hip-Hop to one of his most talented artists -- Lil Kim. I knew Lil Kim could rap from Player's Anthem and Get Money. However when her debuted single hit 'No Time' hit the airwaves and video launched I knew this album would make Lil Kim a star. Biggie gave Kim the right producers and writers, and allowed Kim to pen her own material as well. The album is now 15 years old and is double platinum (the first female rapper to do this and then Missy thereafter). The lyrical content was viewed as taboo for a female rapper at the time, but Kim was able to have the confidence and drive to not be ashamed of what she was rapping about. Without her putting the blueprint to these daring songs I don't think a female rapper would be as ballsy to do it now. I will say if you never heard this album please cope this. The beats are sicks and I don't think you will find one song you can't vibe with.
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