Kimberly Denise Jones born July 11, or ,  known professionally as Lil' Kim , is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Born and raised in Brooklyn , New York , she lived much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home. In , she was discovered by fellow rapper The Notorious B. Her following albums, The Notorious K. Billboard Hot
Eve's Style Evolution, From Ruff Ryders' First Lady To Red Carpet Rebel
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Skip navigation! Story from Music. As such, women rappers have always held a special place in my heart. The complicated stories told in hip-hop are not just orated by men. And in the process of telling their own stories, figures like Foxy Brown and Gangsta Boo have taught me invaluable lessons about friendship, consent, money, pain, family, and of course, sex. For many of us, female rappers are the only way we see ourselves fully represented in the music we love.
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Anyone trying to trace links between hip hop music and gun violence will inevitably look at the United States, where street killings, drive-by shootings, violent rap lyrics and the murders of three prominent hip hop stars have provided fodder for headline writers over the past 15 years. Many of the issues swirling in the aftermath of the New Year shootings of Latisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis have already had an exhaustive airing on this side of the Atlantic. Politicians, led by Tipper Gore, the wife of the former Vice-President Al Gore, have campaigned for years to clean up rap lyrics and restrict children's access to explicit material which, they say, encourages the climate of violence. Like Kim Howells, Ms Gore has been accused of everything from racism to reactionary cultural censorship. The police and FBI have launched countless investigations into possible links between the moguls and DJs who create the most violent strains of hip hop music and the shootings of some of their closest friends and associates.
Cardi B is also the first female rapper to rule the Hot at all since Iggy Azalea, whose own debut hit "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, reigned for seven weeks in To celebrate Cardi B's achievement, we've ranked the all-time top 25 Hot rap hits by female artists in lead roles. Our list takes us through the progression of the genre, featuring hits from the '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s, going as far back as Salt-N-Pepa's breakthrough in Also notable: "Bodak Yellow" is already a strong enough chart performer to make the all-time tally.