Lil Kim Wants You to Know She Was Ahead of Her Time

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19:  Rapper Lil' Kim (L) and recording artist Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs perform at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Lil Kim Wants You to Know She Was Ahead of Her Time

She used auto-tune before it was cool.

Published April 13, 2016

Lil Kim is back in the game in 2016 and wants you to know she isn’t fazed by anyone using auto-tune, because she dabbled with it 16 years ago.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Lil Kim shared that she feels with confidence she has been ahead of her time. She also goes on to talk about how she wanted her music to sound different and as a result, achieved this through using techniques that weren’t yet popular, such as auto-tune.

“Everyone needs to go back and remember my older music,” she says. “I even used auto-tune back when no one even was touching it — I used it on The Notorious K.I.M., on a song called ‘I’m Human.’”

“I sang on all my albums; this is nothing new to me,” she continues. “It’s just that people haven’t heard from me in a while, so they only remember most of the singles that were put out. People need to remember how different every song I put out [was]. ‘Kitty Box’ sounds like something that would be out now. I was ahead of my time, all the time.”

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(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Written by KC Orcutt


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