Is it fate or just coincidence that the week Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Queen’ album hits digital shelves music lovers find their interest reawakened in the work of her archnemesis, Lil Kim (namely her game-changing debut album, ‘Hardcore’)?
Sales and streams of her latest effort – ‘Nasty One’ – may not exactly be on the up side as of time reported, but her 1996 inaugural set (featuring the hits ‘No Time,’ ‘Not Tonight,’ and ‘Crush On You’) is currently crushing competition 22 years its junior.
The sudden spike in sales even caught Kim’s attention and she took to Twitter to offer her thanks to her beloved fan base, affectionately called #KillerBees. Details inside:
Hours ago Kim took to Twitter to say:
The gratitude came just moments after the project stormed iTunes Hip Hop charts, where it remains in the top 10 and in the top 25 on the overall sales chart (as of time reported).
Congrats are due to Kim who serves as proofs that classics transcend eras! Some fans are theorizing the sudden interest comes from Minaj’s somewhat controversial ‘Queen’ track titled ‘Barbie Dreams’ because it shares obvious instrumental similarities to Kim’s ‘Hardcore’ track ‘Dreams’ (as both derived from Notorious B.I.G.‘s song of the same name).