Since being released from a federal penitentiary in July 2006, Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim has yet to release any music, aside from a few leaked songs. According to a report from MTV, she will finally be breaking her silence with her very first mixtape Ms. G.O.A.T., a collaborative effort with Mister Cee and DJ Whoo Kid that will be released in the coming weeks. “I always wanted to do a mixtape,” Kim told MTV while recording a remake of the Lady of Rage’s “Afro Puffs.” “I used to see how 50 used to do it so hard. And I was a big fan of 50 when he first started putting out his mixtapes, and I’m still a fan. I seen his growth. But it all started with the mixtape. He caught my ear. It was a great movement. I said ‘Damn, it’s not a lot of girls doing it …’” The mixtape will reportedly feature her remix of Britney Spears’ “Gimme More,” the recently leaked track “Chillin’ Tonight,” and a freestyle over “I Get Money” where she disses Remy Ma.
In related news, MTV also reports that Kim hopes to release a new album as early as February 2008. She has left Atlantic Records and should be shortly signing a new independent deal.”We’re in the middle of wrapping up the last bit of paperwork, and yeah, I’ll be in charge of my own masters, my own career,” she explained to MTV. “I had a great run [at Atlantic]…We had a great history. But I came to a point where I felt it was time for me to do the independent thing and move on and take control of my own career. Thanks to Atlantic. They’re letting me fly.”