360: It’s Over

360.jpgThe hip-hop community got a surprise gift over this past Independence Day weekend when Lil’ Kim was granted an early release from prison. Locked up back in September 2005 on perjury and conspiracy charges, Kimberly Jones walked out of prison on July 3, 2006, two months short of her scheduled release, a result of the Notorious K.I.M. minding her p’s and q’s while in the slammer. Kim’s got her share of enemies in hip-hop, but it’s refreshing to see a rapper get out of jail early—a female no less.

With her bid under her belt, Kim now has the opportunity to finally put this whole ordeal behind her and resume her rap career. Of course XXL is never shy about sharing our hard-earned rap wisdom. We’ve been doing this shit nine years now—watching Kim every year. So in celebration of our anniversary and Kim’s release, we offer nine pieces of advice for the Queen Bee. Here’s hoping her next nine years will be as good as our first.

MAKE A SONG WITH FOXY BROWN.
If Jay and Nas can let bygones be bygones, you can also, right? Beef sells, but squashed beef can sell, too.

GET BACK WITH SCOTT STORCH.
Although it’s hard to admit it, we thought you two were actually a cute couple. And we’ll always prefer you to Paris on his beats.

EMBRACE YOUR NATURAL LOOK.
You should make a promise: No more plastic surgery post-prison. (Ditto for the blond wigs.)

GET YOUR WEIGHT UP.
You might’ve put on a few pounds while in the bing, but you look healthier than ever.

BECOME A MARC JACOBS MODEL FOR LIFE. FOR FREE.
He kept in touch with you in jail even though you didn’t get to write back… Sounds like you owe him some love. And it’s a good look.

START A LADIES HIP-HOP VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE.
The women might not play basketball, but they could definitely throw down in some v-ball. You learned how while locked up… And the guys would love the little shorts. (Maybe Dem Franchize Boyz could be the cheerleaders.)

GO ON THE AIR AT HOT 97—JUST TO BE BACK THERE.
We know you miss Angie.

CONSIDER PENNING AN OPEN AND HONEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
We’ve heard from Superhead, Carmen, etc., but you got them all beat—you’re an actual rapper.

SQUASH BEEF WITH LIL’ CEASE.
Cease knew how to hold you down, baby girl. You two were good together. And frankly, your squabbles have probably got the B.I.G. guy turning over in his grave.

  • H-man

    GET BACK WITH SCOTT STORCH.
    Although it’s hard to admit it, we thought you two were actually a cute couple. And we’ll always prefer you to Paris on his beats. Throw a little Foxy in da equasion and damn, dats a hat trick. lololol Do your thang ladiez….

  • Belize

    >>Maybe Dem Franchize Boyz could be the cheerleaders
    ^^^I JUST PICTURED THAT SHIT…FUKIN HILARIOUS!

  • D-Taylor

    Lil Kim should take advise from her song with T.I., “Get Ya Shit Together”
    And for da haters, this is for yall, the last time Lil Kim had a hit record, who was on it? 50 cent. Hate it or love it, da man makes hits

  • P.G. Lee

    this 360 was funny but on the real tho she should do a song or alubum wit foxy or at least a eye candy spread with her. Now that would be hot.

  • ill will 314REp

    how about top 5 women get on one track
    . lil kim foxxy da baddest bitch eve and miss chi-town.

  • KIM’S FAN

    KIM WILL NEVER DO ANYTHING WITH FOXY ALL REAL KIM FANS ALREADY KNOW THE DEAL

  • teeko

    yo this ho can spit but wit all that shit in her lips she need 2 switch professions

  • http://xxlmag.com omegared nyc

    KIM YOU THE BEST WE LUV YA N-Y-C THE RETURN OUR CROWN IS COMIN BACK HOME

  • http://www.yahoo.com Shamir Lee

    Dumb Bitch

  • http://www.jesusivlife.org Prophetess Linda Sconiers

    I am a Spiritual Advisor and Freelance Writer; though I am in a Christian Leadership position, I love rap stars; they are God’s people and therefore they are my people and I am more than a fan .

    I am a High Profile Defense Supporter for Rap Stars.

    I have written a must read Article waiting to get published

    Entitle:
    God’s truth about those who Rap
    ————————————

    I want Lil Kim to know that I prayed for her and I knew prophetically that she would come home before the time and I encourage her to stay focus on her career and don’t worry about your hataz because God is on your side no matter what comes and goes and I want to say to you what I would tell all Rap Stars; whenever you find out who your hataz are that is God’s gift to you; because we are human it hurts to know we have hataz but when you know who they are that’s God making you wise to know those who are for you and those who are against you

    God Bless You
    Prophetess Linda Sconiers
    (323) 294-7322

  • http://myspace.com/triple_threat_ddj De’Marcus Luvin Kim For Life!!!

    I’m glad Kim is out!! Now she can make some more hot music!! Thank the Lord my Girl is free!!

  • milkshake

    why do people want to see fake chemistry? Or is it people don’t like to see people move on, why suggest she make music with people she dosent care for or what producers she do not want to, let by gones be bygones let kim move on.