Album of the Day
THE NOTORIOUS K.I.M.
Born Kimberly Denise Jones in New York City on this day in 1974, Lil' Kim began her rise in rap with a mid-1990s stint in The Notorious B.I.G.'s Junior M.A.F.I.A. collective. While the death of her mentor helped inspire THE NOTORIOUS K.I.M., the title of the 2000 Atlantic album is also a reminder of the Queen Bee's well-deserved reputation for street-smarts, sexuality and style. Featuring such standout tracks as “No Matter What They Say,” “How Many Licks?” and “Custom Made (Give It to You)” - and such guests as Cee-Lo, Sisqó and Mary J. Blige - THE NOTORIOUS K.I.M. reached the Top 10 and Platinum sales status. Happy birthday, Lil' Kim!