Today, Monday, July 11th is Lil Kim’s birthday.

While a Queen never gives her age, it is no secret that hip hop is growing up and getting older.

She is 48.

The public was introduced to Lil Kim in 1994 as a member of Junior M.A.F.I.A

But it was 1996 when she dropped her debut album Hard Core that hip hop heads knew Lil Kim was here to stay!