Lil' Kim "Hard Core" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist, Download & Mixtape Stream

posted Friday September 12 ,2014 at 01:00PM CDT | 176 comments

Lil' Kim

UPDATE #6: Lil' Kim's "Hard Core" download and mixtape stream are now available.

In November of 1996, Brooklyn, New York emcee Lil' Kim released her solo debut, Hardcore. Then a member of Notorious B.I.G.'s Junior M.A.F.I.A., Kim's Undeas/Big Beat Records debut was a Top 10 debut that would later secure double-platinum certification. Although not released on Bad Boy Records, the LP featured production from Puffy's Hitmen, who at the time, included Stevie J, Nasheim Myrick, and Prestige, along with Ski Beatz, Stretch Armstrong and Minnesota.

Yesterday (July 26), Kim announced that she intends to revive her Hardcore persona with an upcoming mixtape, Hardcore 2K13: Back 2 Da Streets. The Queen B confirmed the plans via Twitter, including artwork alluding to her LP from nearly 17 years ago.

Lil' Kim has not released an album since 2005's The Naked Truth, which earned her a five-mic rating in The Source magazine. In the eight years since, she released two mixtapes: 2008's Ms. G.O.A.T. and 2011's Black Friday: The Mixtape, which was sold to fans through Paypal.

Kim did not specify a release date for Hardcore 2K13: Back 2 Da Streets.

(July 27)

UPDATE: Lil' Kim has announced that her new mixtape, Hard Core 2K13 will be released October 31.  

(September 12)

UPDATE #2: Lil' Kim's manager, Big Fendi, has announced that Lil' Kim's Hard Core 2K13 is now slated to be released November 29. 

(October 31)

UPDATE #3: Lil' Kim's Hard Core 2K13 was not released November 29, as originally scheduled. Lil' Kim has not announced a revised release date. However, Lil' Kim has announced the tracklisting via Instagram. The tracklisting, which includes Miley Cyrus, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss and French Montana, can be found below. 

Additionally, Kim released a new song, "Kimmy Blanco." It can be heard below the tracklisting.

(November 30, 2013)

UPDATE #4: Lil' Kim has announced the release date for this project. Her announcement is below:

(August 9, 2014) 

UPDATE #5: Lil' Kim has updated the cover art for her Hard Core mixtape, which is slated to be released Thursday (September 11), according to BallerStatus.com

The cover art is as follows:

(September 9, 2013)

UPDATE #6: The download and stream of Lil' Kim's Hard Core mixtape are now available.

The download is available at DatPiff.com.

The stream is as follows:

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  • keeping sicking diry south dick NYC
    NEW YORK NIGGAS NOWADAYS SOUND AS WEAKASS DIRTY SOUTH RAPPERS. To scared to be original or different.
    • plea
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  • Anonymous
    This album cover gives me the feeling that Lil Kim died.
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  • Above the Dome
    Nicki this is how rap
    • drake
      nicki would wreck this fat ass bitch
  • Anonymous
    JAKE PAINE FUCKING SUCKS DICK MAN
  • Anonymous
    upto I looked at the paycheck that said $6790 , I have faith ...that...my best friend woz like trully erning money part time on their apple labtop. . there best friend started doing this 4 only about ten months and as of now paid for the morgage on there house and got a new Porsche 911 . blog here ====================== WWW.GAWKJOB.COM ======================
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    where iz m baklava?
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  • Chi-Ill
    Not going to lie, the track list looks attractive! I will definitely peep this out!
  • R.Pgh
    Real shit, I bought the original Hard Core album strictly for the album cover and the pictures on the inside. That's back when Kim didn't look like a troll.
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  • Anonymous
    "Hardcore 2K13:" In 2014 >>>>>>>
  • Anonymous
    should be good its not like she ever put out any trash waiting to hear that track with jada
    • cocaine spitter
      that's all anyone is waiting on bet the jadakiss verse shits on everything else on the album
    • Anonymous
      ^Can you just fucking wait to you hear the Tape! Damn!
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  • A Paris
    I was wondering about the comments saying Kim looked messed up so I looked around for some pix of her. Look here: http://alwaysalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Lil-Kim.png Poor woman. I feel sad for her, because she was banging body back in the day. She let an intern cut on her face, and she's been getting fat sucked out while she's gaining it faster than she can keep on her surgery bills. Girl better sell a lot of records and let Terry Dubrow fix that facial attack. Are pregnancy rumors true? I thought she was way younger than 39. http://alwaysalist.com/news/lilkim-pregnant/
  • Anonymous
    JAKE PAINE CAN SUCK THESE NUTS
    • Anonymous
      Oooh u want another man to touch your genitals!
  • Jim Jones
    Her music don't actually put me like I'm feeling like I want to go on the block and sell drugs.
    • Anonymous
      Ouch.
    • fiend
      her face got me feeling like I need to go on the block n buy them drugs off you Capo
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  • Ryan Nivins
    BOOOOO!!!
  • Mack
    How come this bitch gets attention when we got people like Nitty Scott and Jean Grae out there?
    • R.Pgh
      Because nearly 2 decades ago she was good looking and co-signed by one of, if not THE, greatest emcee of all time. No clue why people still look for this creature that used to be Lil Kim.
  • Yung Tree
    yaaaaaaaawning... KIM needs to stop and court new artist start a new label.. and make money like a boss. Nicki done took her spot. and did it better. kim seems like a bitter old bitch. well she is. LOL
  • Young Guwop
    Yawns. Nobody checkin for her except her stans.
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  • Anonymous
    2K13 in 2014?
  • Anonymous
    what's beef?
    • Anonymous
      what's veal?
  • Anonymous
    'the fucks going on?
    • Anonymous
      nuttin just chillin
  • Anonymous
    lmao bitch didn't even put herself on the cover, she know she ugly as fuck now and niggas would get shook and not buy it
    • anonymous
      I wanna see what the face on that shook brotha looks like .. . ha ha you made me laugh today !
  • Anonymous
    everything looks so recycled to me, nothing new, nothing creative.
  • G
    1. You using Big Fendi to get Nicki mad 2. Ya mixtape got pushed back a whole year equals two big ass L's
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