Lil’ Kim’s career was one of quick ascent. Her immersion into The Notorious B.I.G’s Junior M.A.F.I.A. family and the subsequent success of the group’s stellar 1995 album Conspiracy propelled Lil’ Kim into the public eye. The following year, the Brooklyn lyricist put out her debut solo effort Hard Core, which is now certified double platinum. Lil’ Kim’s explicit rhymes and unfiltered attitude were the catalyst behind her dominance during the aforementioned era.