Ms. G.O.A.T.

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Ms. G.O.A.T.
Mixtape by Lil' Kim
Released June 3, 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Hardcore rap, hip hop
Length 62:16
Label Money Maker/Queen Bee Entertainment[1]
Producer Mister Cee, DJ Whoo Kid, Christian Rich
Lil' Kim chronology
The Dance Remixes
(2006)
Ms. G.O.A.T. (2008) Black Friday (2011)

Ms. G.O.A.T., an acronym for "Greatest Of All Time",[2][3] is the debut mixtape by Lil' Kim. It was officially released on June 3, 2008[4] and was produced by Mister Cee and DJ Whoo Kid, DJ's from New York City.[5] The title references the 2000 album G.O.A.T. by American rapper LL Cool J.

Background[edit]

After claiming the desire to possess creative control and a subsequent departure from her previous major record label, Atlantic Records,[6] Lil Kim began working on Ms. G.O.A.T. in 2007. This also marked her first musical endeavor since her incarceration, and she was released in July 2006.[7]

Lil Kim had never made a mix tape before, and in an MTV interview, she stated "I always wanted to do a mixtape... I used to see how 50 (Cent) used to do it so hard... Damn, it’s not a lot of girls doing it."[7] Ms. G.O.A.T. was her first independent release.[8] Prior to the album's release, "Chillin' Tonight" received airplay on the radio.[6] The album showcased new songs from Lil Kim, as well as several remixes she was working on.[5] There are skits intermittently, and the album features collaborations with 50 Cent, Maino, a Brooklyn based rapper and Britney Spears,[9] as well as several other Hip Hop stars. Lil' Kim also retaliates to Remy Ma on the track "I Get It", as part of a continuation of rivalry,[10] and she pays homage to her heroes Lauryn Hill and MC Lyte[11][12] through samples or thematics of "Mis-Education of Lil' Kim", which features the beat of "Lost Ones", a song off of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,[10] and "Hood News", respectively.

Lil' Kim performed the song "Chillin' Tonight" on a 2007 comedy-drama, The Game, in the episode Media Blitz, which she also starred in as herself.[13] As part of promotion, Lil' Kim offered signed copies of Ms. G.O.A.T. in a contest, where fans would submit requests on who they would like to see her work with, as well as why she is the "Greatest of All Time".[14]

Reviews[edit]

Among critics, the mixtape has received generally positive reviews.[10][15][16] It has been called a representation of Lil' Kim's return to the streets.[17] Tito Salinas of All Hip Hop says "Lil' Kim shows that her time behind bars didn’t rust all of her swag away" on Ms. G.O.A.T.[10] On the other hand, Ehren Gresehover of New York Mag says that although one of the tracks "The Miseducation of Lil' Kim" is not bad, he wished that it was Lauryn Hill who was making a comeback instead.[18]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Featuring Length
1. "Hood Newz: Lil' Kim Free"     1:14
2. "Ms. G.O.A.T."     1:57
3. "Mis-Education of Lil' Kim"     3:08
4. "I Get It"     1:19
5. "Wrath of Kim's Madness"     1:45
6. "Chillin' Tonite"     4:19
7. "Need a Bitch"   Nate Dogg 3:35
8. "2 Hatin' Bitches (Skit)"     1:02
9. "It's Kim Bitches (Get That Money)"     3:05
10. "Fuck You"     3:54
11. "Rock on Wit Yo Bad Self"     2:18
12. "Queen Bitch 101"   Christian Rich 4:05
13. "Kim Gets Deeper"     1:55
14. "Wanna Lick (Magic Stick, Pt. 2)"   50 Cent 3:20
15. "Thang on Me"   Maino & Sha Money XL 4:02
16. "It Ain't My Fault"     3:30
17. "Kimmy More"   Britney Spears 3:48
18. "Salute the Women of Hip Hop (Skit)"     1:11
19. "Let It Go"   Keyshia Cole & Missy Elliott 3:53
20. "Mr. Cee Speaks"     0:14
21. "Freaky Gurl (Remix)"   Gucci Mane 4:37
22. "Outro"     0:43
23. "No One (Remix)"   Alicia Keys 3:22
Total length:
62:16
  • Tracklisting and time,[4] and song information.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lil' Kim › Album › Ms. G.O.A.T.". MTV.com. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Megaproml, p. 104.
  3. ^ missxpose (4 December 2007). "MS. G.O.A.T.". MissXpose: Celebrity Gossip and Entertainment News. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Ms. G.O.A.T.". All Music Guide. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Janson, Jesse (23 December 2007). "Dj Whoo Kid & Mister Cee – Lil Kim "Ms. G.O.A.T.". Get Right Music. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem; Rodriguez, Jayson (December 10, 2007). "Lil' Kim Previews Ms. G.O.A.T.; Raekwon, Method Man Explain The Clan's Issues With RZA". Mixtape Monday. MTV News. Retrieved December 22, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Lil Kim Returns With Ms. G.O.A.T. Mixtape". XXL Mag. 30 November 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "LiL Kim To Release Indie Album "Ms G.O.A.T". Brown Sista. 31 May 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Lil Kim "Ms. G.O.A.T" Album June 3rd". Hip Hop Crunch. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  10. ^ a b c d Salinas, Tito (14 January 2008). "Lil' Kim: Ms. G.O.A.T. (Mixtape)". All Hip Hop. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  11. ^ Thomas, p. 192.
  12. ^ "Ms. G.O.A.T.". Amazon com: Editorial Review. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  13. ^ ""The Game" Media Blitz (2007)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  14. ^ "Win a signed copy of Ms. G.O.A.T.". MOLI. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "Lil Kim - Ms. G.O.A.T". DatPiff.com. 23 December 2007. Archived from the original on 5 April 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  16. ^ "Lil’ Kim – Ms. G.O.A.T. Mixtape". Hip Hop Music. 27 December 2007. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  17. ^ "Ms. G.O.A.T. | Lil' Kim with Mister Cee & Whoo Kid". Mix Unit: The Hip Hop Shop. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  18. ^ Gresehover, Ehren (17 December 2007). "2. Lil' Kim, "The Miseducation of Lil' Kim"". New York Mag. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 

Sources[edit]

  • Megaproml, Jan Krynauw. Drum : a magazine of Africa for Africa (African Drum Publications): 648. ISSN 0419-7674. OCLC 2323286. 
  • Thomas, Greg (2009). Hip-hop revolution in the flesh: power, knowledge, and pleasure in Lil' Kim's lyricism. Macmillan. p. 231. ISBN 978-0-230-61180-1. 

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