Monday, June 18, 2012

Lil Kim at Emo's East

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I became a Lil Kim fan the moment I heard her on the Junior M.A.F.I.A. track Get Money back in early 1996. By the time she dropped her debut album Hard Core later that year, I was hooked. It was a little shocking to hear such filthy rhymes coming out of such a beautiful petite woman, but I think that  only served to make me love her more. I mean, how could I not be enamored with somebody who built an entire song chorus around the phrase "I don't want dick tonight, eat my pussy right"?

Lil Kim - Keys to the City featuring Young Jeezy video via YouTube

Her provocative (and often downright filthy) lyrics have always been combined with hot beats and big producers like Puff Daddy, Jermaine Dupri, Kanye West, Swizz Beats and Timbaland. It's been a hot minute since her last full-length album (2005's The Naked Truth), but that is excusable since she had to spend some time away in jail and then focus on a much higher level of mainstream visibility by being cast on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars."

While we await a new album and a book about her incarceration, Lil Kim has been working hard at relaunching her music career. She has a new mixtape called Tax Season and she's been out on the very well-received Return Of The Queen tour that is making a stop at Emo's tomorrow night. According to reviews, she has been delivering fan favorites like The Jump Off, How Many Licks? and even Lady Marmalade, so you can expect some old school jams along with her new material.

With rumors swirling of a tour with Missy Elliott & Eve to follow after this one, this Emo's show is a rare opportunity to jump off with the Queen Bee right here in Austin. Get your tickets while you can.