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Hardcore

Lil' KimAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (November 12, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Big Beat / Wea
  • ASIN: B000000112
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,014 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro In A-Minor
2. Big Momma Thang (Featuring Jay-Z)
3. No Time
4. Spend A Little Doe
5. Take It!
6. Crush On You
7. Drugs
8. Scheamin'
9. Queen B@#$h
10. Dreams
11. M.A.F.I.A. Land
12. We Don't Need It
13. Not Tonight
14. Player Haters
15. **** You

Editorial Reviews

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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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lil Kim did well on this one... June 16, 2000
By Knyte
Format:Audio CD
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOTORIOUS K.I.M. September 16, 1999
By A Customer
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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LIL' KIM IS THE SH#T April 4, 1999
By A Customer
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than you would think October 14, 2004
Format:Audio CD
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lil Kim's unapolgetic debut November 24, 2011
Format:Audio CD
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously The Best Female Rap Album of all time. June 15, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Don't let the name fool you, Lil'Kim to me and to many others who have listen to hip hop over the years know for a fact you can't get any better lyrics then this woman. She calls herself the Queen Bi*ch for a reason and her many fans as well as haters know her as the Queen of Rap. Hardcore proves that as well,this album is a classic, Rated 5 stars by Rolling Stone. The albums addictive beats and outstanding sexual lyrics is just 1 of many skills Kim can do, she also raps about the streets as well as relationships that gone wrong. Songs like No Time and crush on you (the Lil'Cease version no Lil'Kim in this song unless you get the Not Tonite single that contains her on the the track) are very catchy and Drugs and others stand out as well.If you love hip hop make sure you add this to your collection you won't regret it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sorry y'all, I just wasn't feeling it April 24, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I asked for this album for Christmas in 1996 because of all the hype surrounding Lil' Kim. After all, she had the Notorious B.I.G. seal of approval and she and Biggie were the only ones worth listening to on their Junior M.A.F.I.A. album. How is the album? Well, let's just say that it isn't nice to return a Christmas gift from someone.
Don't get me wrong, this album got mad beats (virtually every song was played at house parties on campus), but when I sat down and listened to what was being said, I wasn't impressed. It sounds like Lil' Kim was using XXX-rated lyrics to hide any kind of real talent, hence calling it "shock value". Songs like the Jermaine Dupri-laced "Not Tonight" (though I can't front on the clever use of the "Turn Your Love Around" sample) and "We Don't Need It" make me wanna throw up. I wondered if she was kicking these songs for the guys because it's sexy, or for the girls because it's never been done before.
There are some songs that I can stand like "No Time", "Big Momma Thang" (featuring then almost-famous Jay-Z) and "Drugs". This is due to more tight flowing and less nasty lyrics. But the real flaw to this album is that 95% of what Kim says came from Biggie's catalogue. If you don't believe me, then check out Ready to Die or any song he made before then.
Overall, this ain't the classic that everybody says it is. There are times when Kim kicks a notable line, but those moments are few and far in between. And if she does kick a good line, nine times out of ten it came from Biggie. I would tell her better luck next time, but her second album is even worse. Sorry, Kim.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best & one of the first female exrated rap CD ...
This is a classic & will never go out of style. Best & one of the first female exrated rap CD to hit the streets
Published 29 days ago by Dion Russell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good
Published 1 month ago by Darryl Kennebrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Her Best Work
I never was hating on her bacc in the day but a'lot of people thought Big was writing her rhymes...I think he did more then she admit'd to,that's why I never consider this the best... Read more
Published 3 months ago by SxS
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Female Album Hands Down!!
Lil' Kim's Hardcore album is hands down the best of any female rapper. Being that Biggie help guide Lil Kim on this album, you can hear the pockets that BIG influenced. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Marcus Davis
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much Kim!!
Lil Kim is one of the best female rappers around! This was the first CD for her! I give this a "B-"
Published 9 months ago by Robby B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to have access to old cds again!
I had lost a lot of old cds in moving from place to place and thought I would never be able to get them again. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Marco Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
This album is a pure Platinum classic CD, nuff said! They don't make albums like this anymore...it brings back memories of the 80's and 90's when music was at its best....!!
Published 11 months ago by Tony M
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT FEMALE RAP STAR
I DON'T KNOW WHY I DID NOT PURCHASE THIS CD BACK IN THE DAY WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT BUT I AM PROUD TO SAY IT IS A PART OF MY COLLECTION TODAY.
Published 12 months ago by CHICO
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Debut Album of any Rap Female
This album set the stage for every other female rapper to follow. Its the blue print to a successful career. Lil Kim opened a lot of doors for rap females they owe her big time!
Published 16 months ago by jj803
5.0 out of 5 stars HardCore
Wrong Cd was received in the right case, but I was refunded promptly so I'm happy! I will purchase this Cd, again and leave a more detailed review! Read more
Published 17 months ago by MissK
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