Lil’ Kim at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Review]
Vancouver, B.C. – It appears that Lil’ Kim aka the Queen Bee has been away from Vancity for a lil too long cause the crowd at Fortune Sound Club was buzzing with anticipation of the set she had in store for her Vancouverite fans. Opening acts included Trajikk and Hydro, Little T, Erica Dee and Autokrat; Cashius Clay hosted the event with some impressive beatboxing, warming up the crowd for the main attraction.
As far as gangster rap goes this little girl can keep up with the big boys, and she was the first female in the rap game to bring it. The four foot, eleven inch “Black Barbie” sets a tone fuelled by sex, money, power and greatness, and she brought her highly entertaining, dirty lyrics to the club and spit game like the veteran she is. She hit the stage with prowess, enveloped in a netted sheet, and proceeded to perform all her old and timeless hits – with a new talent for dance since starring on the hit series “Dancing With The Stars.” She definitely has the moves and she transitioned with ease from her hardcore gangster songs to her hardcore sexy songs.
Lil’ Kim performed “How Many Licks” with fervor and she did a tribute to her friend Rhianna performing a remix of “Hard.” But most touching were her tributes to the late Notorious B.I.G., her former colleague, friend and rumored lover. Their collaboration “Crush on You” was a smash and she performed it dressed “Kimmy Style” in a vibrant pink wig, which she later threw into the sea of hungry fans as she told them that she loved them. Her interactions with the fans were sincere, and fun to watch. She appreciates where she’s at and it’s evident. She later brought on stage a smitten Littlel T, one of the opening acts who appeared to be about four feet tall and it was evident that the two miniature rappers share a huge love of hip-hop.
Notorious K.I.M. seductively performed “Lady Marmalade” with her sexy entourage of dancers. The lil’ rapper looked miniscule beside her bodyguards, who kept a steady eye on her the entire show. A crumper took the stage at one point and he was incredible. The show was full of fun surprises and it was a show she should be proud of. Lil’ Kim is magic when it comes to entertainment, she doesn’t even need a stick.
Written by Samantha Cairns for HipHopCanada
Photography by Christian M. Sigouin for HipHopCanada
This show was presented by Coast2Coast Entertainment and Regime Entertainment; stay tuned for HipHopCanada’s rare and exclusive interview with Lil’ Kim in her tour bus.