Watch videos & listen free to Lil' Kim: Lighters Up, The Jump Off & more, plus 637 pictures. Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1975 in Brooklyn, New York), better known as Lil’ Kim or Queen Bee, is a Grammy Award winning American rapper and actress signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. She is known for her sexually explicit lyrics and for being one of the most prominent female rap artists of her time. She began her career with Junior M.A.F.I.A., whose album Conspiracy generated three hit singles. Her debut solo album, Hard Core, was released in 1996 and she followed this with 2000’s The Notorious K.I.M., 2003’s La Bella Mafia and 2005’s The Naked Truth which was released on the day she went to jail for a year for perjury charges. As a recording artist, her uninhibited "hardcore XXX" style of rap has paved the way for many other female rap artists, including Trina, Young Money’s Nicki Minaj and Terror Squad’s Remy Ma. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.