News: Lil’ Kim Gets Hard Core All Over Again, Goes Back To The Streets

Saturday, Jul 27, 2013 9:35AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Brooklyn rap veteran Lil’ Kim continues to tease fans by announcing plans to release a mixtape inspired by her first-ever solo album, Hard Core.

Kim unveiled her upcoming Hard Core 2: Back 2 Da Streetz cover art heading into the weekend.

Brooklyn native femcee, Lil’ Kim, has been popping up on our radar here and there while periodically dropping new material. Well today the Queen Bee returns to the interwebs with some dope news for her fans, and older hip hop head alike. She dropped the news off that she will be releasing a new project soon called Hard Core: Back 2 Da Streetz. Hard Core was the name of Kim’s 1996 debut album, which definitely had the streets on lock, and we’re hoping from much of the same from Hard Core: Back 2 Da Streetz. No word on when the mixtape will drop, but Kim did take to twitter to say “#HARDCOREMIXTAPE BACK 2 DA STREETZ #TeamLilKim I love all my fans!!!!! ???”. (Stupid Dope)

The Queen Bee made headlines for reportedly inviting a handful of fans to her London hotel this week.

The rapper has now addressed the controversy on Twitter.com and she even arranged to meet disappointed fans at her London hotel. In a message posted on the website, she writes, “(It) was a very long day. There were things that happened that were out of my control. I love my U.K. fans. I want to do a big meet n greet (sic)… Meet me at my hotel lobby.” Lil’ Kim subsequently published a picture of her meeting with fans, alongside the caption, “Meet and greet in London. I love u (sic) guys!!! I love London. I’ll be back soon!!!” (Contact Music)

According to reports, concert organizers blamed a no-show on Kim.

The musician was due to make her only live appearance in the UK this summer at the London music festival, but her set was scrapped ten minutes before she was due to go on stage. “Lil’ Kim did not turn up to her set on time,” the organisers explained in a statement. “The festival had no other option but to maintain the scheduled running order to ensure the other main stage acts were not disrupted.” (Digital Spy)

A few days ago, Kim posted a teaser to her upcoming “Looks Like Money” music video.

Lil’ Kim celebrated her birthday by debuting her new single “Looks Like Money,” and now she’s giving her fans a taste of the video. In the brief teaser, which she filmed off her computer screen, the Queen Bee struts in a busty white outfit and black ponytail in front of two luxury cars parked in a driveway. The flashy clip was shot at nighttime in her hometown of New York. (Rap-Up)

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