Is Lil Kim The Queen of Rap?
Did Biggie Smalls make Lil Kim famous?
Despite having many different influences, there’s no getting away from the fact that Kim owes a great deal to her one-time boyfriend The Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls. The Brooklyn icon gave Kim her big break with a series of singles supported by Bad Boy Records.
Who was the first big rapper?
The major pioneers of rapping were Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Kurtis Blow, and the Cold Crush Brothers, whose Grandmaster Caz is controversially considered by some to be the true author of some of the strongest lyrics in “Rapper’s Delight.” These early MCs and deejays constituted rap’s old school.