SEAN HEALY, TASTEMAKER LIVE, & MEZZANINE PRESENT
with DJ VAL G
on the decks
Lil Kim, the notorious, blockbuster selling, controversial, barrier-breaking queen bee and the late great Biggie Smallz’ gangsta moll, will be performing live on stage at the Mezzanine on Monday, June 11.
Lil' Kim, originally born in Brooklyn as Kimberly Jones spent her youth on the streets but when she came to the attention of rap icon, Notorious B.I.G., she was instantly christened as the first lady of B.I.G’s crew and rap group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. She first appeared on Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s certified gold release, “Conspiracy”, and then followed up with her solo debut “Hardcore” which spawned three #1 singles, going double platinum. Her next two albums, Notorious K.I.M. and La Bella Mafia were also certified platinum, making Kim, along with Missy Elliott, one of only two female rap stars to reach the milestone of releasing three platinum selling albums.
Kim’s aggressive rap style, overt and unapologetic sexually charged lyricism and equally sensational and seductive outfits were groundbreaking at the time. Her style has been oft-imitated and in one instance of creative borrowing, raised the ire of the queen bee. Nikki Minaj, the heir apparent of Kim’s title has borrowed heavily from the originator, with imagery, style and content that recalls Kim’s high-profile career. Clearly, Minaj has taken the brazen persona and run with it but by not footnoting the author, she put herself in Kim’s crosshairs. A war of words ensued, followed up by Kim’s Black Friday mixtape an 18 song volley directed straight at Minaj. The beef has invigorated Kim, giving her motivation to reclaim her place in the industry.
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When & Where
A richly diverse gathering space, Mezzanine showcases live and electronic music from all genres – rock, dance, hip hop, soul, jazz, salsa, world beat – as well as multimedia art events, fashion shows and video/film installations. The multi-use venue boasts state-of-the-art lighting technologies with custom-built sound systems for both live and electronic music. The club caters to performances of all types; from hot shows with the newest buzz bands to intimate engagements with the world’s biggest artists.