Hard Core [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Lil' Kim certainly lives up to her provocative billing on Hard Core. Just a notch or two below other mid-'90s East Coast hardcore rap classics like the Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die and Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt, Hard Core emulates much of the gangsta attitude that had characterized the West Coast rap of the time yet retains an East Coast production style that is built upon sampling rather than G-funk. There's plenty of substance here as well as style, though the Queen Bitch herself gives it to you raw and salaciously like you'd expect, yet also quite wittily and nimbly. It's her wit and nimbleness that truly set her apart from her peers, as few and far between as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Lil' Kim certainly lives up to her provocative billing on Hard Core. Just a notch or two below other mid-'90s East Coast hardcore rap classics like the Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die and Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt, Hard Core emulates much of the gangsta attitude that had characterized the West Coast rap of the time yet retains an East Coast production style that is built upon sampling rather than G-funk. There's plenty of substance here as well as style, though the Queen Bitch herself gives it to you raw and salaciously like you'd expect, yet also quite wittily and nimbly. It's her wit and nimbleness that truly set her apart from her peers, as few and far between as they may be. After all, there's no shortage of porno rap out there, but few of the niche style's practitioners can earn your respect while still tickling your fancy. Kim is one of those very few, and she showcases her talents throughout Hard Core, beginning with "Big Momma Thang," her album-opening duet with Jigga. Elsewhere, she flosses with Puff Daddy on "No Time" "Yeah, I Momma, Miss Ivana/Usually rock the Prada, sometimes Gabbana/Stick you for your cream and your riches/Zsa Zsa Gabor, Demi Moore, Prince Diane, and all them rich bitches"; imposes her gangstressness Biggie-style on "Queen Bitch" "Hit hard like sledge hammers, bitch with that platinum grammar/I am a diamond-cluster hustler/Queen bitch, supreme bitch/Kill a nigga for my nigga by any means bitch"; and puts all the fellas in their proper place on the empowering "Not Tonight" "The moral of the story is this/You ain't lickin' this, you ain't stickin' this/And I got witnesses, ask any nigga I been with/They ain't hit sh*t till they stuck they tongue in this...I don't want dick tonight/Eat my pussy right". The relentless sexuality can be a bit much, even for the most ardent fans of hardcore rap. Even so, it's hard to think of such a categorically dirty rap album that's this accomplished, and it's furthermore refreshing to hear a woman turn the tables for once, particularly so cleverly with such a venerable supporting cast.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/12/1996
  • Label: Big Beat / Wea
  • UPC: 075679273321
  • Catalog Number: 92733
  • Sales rank: 10,211

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro in A-Minor (2:14)
  2. 2 Big Momma Thang (4:17)
  3. 3 No Time (5:00)
  4. 4 Spent a Little Doe (5:35)
  5. 5 Take It! - Lil' Cease and Trife (0:46)
  6. 6 Crush on You (4:35)
  7. 7 Drugs (4:20)
  8. 8 Scheamin' (0:49)
  9. 9 Queen B@$#H (3:17)
  10. 10 Dreams (4:39)
  11. 11 M.A.F.I.A. Land (4:37)
  12. 12 We Don't Need It (4:10)
  13. 13 Not Tonight (4:31)
  14. 14 Player Haters (0:53)
  15. 15 **** You (2:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lil' Kim Primary Artist
The Notorious B.I.G. Vocals, Track Performer
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Bass
Jay-Z Track Performer
Lil' Cease and Trife Track Performer
Adilah Vocals
Technical Credits
Tony Black Engineer
Corn Bred Producer
The Notorious B.I.G. Executive Producer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Producer
Jermaine Dupri Producer, Engineer
Rick Essig Engineer
Herb Powers Mastering
Phil Tan Engineer
Andy Grassi Engineer
Kenny Ortíz Engineer
Glen Marchese Engineer
Nasheim Myrick Producer
Fabian Hamilton Producer
Prestige Producer
Stevie J. Producer
Carlos "6 July" Broady Producer
Eric Altenburger Art Direction
Ski Producer
Stretch Armstrong Producer
Jacob York Associate Executive Producer
Lance "Un" Rivera Executive Producer
James Cruz Mastering
Andreao "Fanatic" Heard Producer
Brent "Faraoh" Toussaint Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    blazin

    this will always be lilkims best album out fosho...........i love no.1 the best,..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absalutley great best ever

    hard core is the best cd you can find it has everything it has spunk.lil Kim is the bestshe is the greatest.And all her cd's are cool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    True to Her Game

    I must give props where props are due. I feel we can only respect ''Lil Kim'' as the Queen Bee that she is because she has only kept it real. Some of us have sugar-coated life and the things that go on, as well as the things we do behind closed doors. Maybe if some of us had the opportunity or shall I say the skills to get as far as she has gotten in life by using sex, we would be proud to brag on it to. Ladies it is time for us to respect the game and stop hating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All Of that plus more to come

    you got to be into freaky type music to listen to kim,First of all I'm proud to say this cause I'm kim's #1 fan.

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    Posted November 9, 2008

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