Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Lil Kim splits with Atlantic Records - Going Indie

Lil' Kim Parts Ways With Atlantic

Kimberly Denise Jones, better known as rapper Lil' Kim (or Queen Bee) has left Atlantic Records and intends to release her upcoming as-yet-untitled album independently.

On DJ Kay Slay's Sirius Satellite Radio show "Streetsweeper Radio" last week, Kim shared that she harbors no ill feelings toward Atlantic. She said she was afraid to release her music independently several years ago but is now more comfortable in her knowledge of the music business to work her project.

It's rumored that the MC will join Capitol Music Group's independent arm, Imperial Records, however Kim's management was unavailable for comment. Fat Joe is also signed to Imperial.

Lil Kim's upcoming album, which was originally slated for February, is now tentatively set for April or May 2008.

Kim's Atlantic swan song, 2005's "The Naked Truth," has sold 394,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Source [Billboard]

Lil' Kim - "No Time"(featuring Puff Daddy)
Lil' Kim's 1st release from her debut cd, Hard Core (1996)

Lil' Kim - "Crush On You (Lil' Kim Song)"
second single from Hard Core (1997)

Lil' Kim - "Not Tonite (featuring Left Eye, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, and Angie Martinez)
third single from Hard Core (1997)
samples Kool & The Gang "Ladies Night"

Then most recently,
Lil' Kim - "Chillin' Tonight" (2008)
this leaked track off Ms. G.O.A.T. which is the first official Mixtape by Lil' Kim, which was released in late December 2007.
Not an official video - just a slideshow

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