Hands down, the majority of Lil Kim fans and critics rave that one of her best albums to date was her debut album, ‘Hardcore’. Released in 1996, it featured Diddy, Biggie and other Junior Mafia members and debuted at #11 on the Billboard 200, the highest debut for a female rap album at that time.
The album’s lead single “No Time” reached the top spot of the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart and the following single, “Crush on You”, reached #6 on the Hot 100 and #2 on the rap chart. So what’s new? The Brooklyn raised rapper announced that her latest mixtape will be titled, ‘Hardcore’. The image above was released, channeling the original ’96 album. No further information has yet been shared.
And in less pleasant news, an Illinois man who served jail time for stalking singer Ashanti has been indicted in New York for again stalking and harassing the Grammy Award-winner. Prosecutors say Devar Hurd was indicted Friday, claiming that the man violated an order of protection when he sent more than 100 tweets to the singer’s Twitter account between Sept. 2012 and last weekend. His bail was set at $750,000. He is expected to be arraigned sometime next month. In Feb. 2010 the 35-year-old was sentenced to two years in jail for sending a battery of text messages and photos to Ashanti’s mother. So what type of twitter stalking was he doing? Prosecutors said some of his tweets were sexually explicit. Yikes.
[Associated Press, Twitter]