3. Lil Kim took rap and sexuality to a new level of domination with and without the whip. Never before had a female MC been so sexually graphic in her songs while sounding so damn good. Her songs were hardcore porn for the ears.The album cover on Lil Kim's classic debut album Hard Core was a form of sexual expression that was unheard of at the time. This album was the male version of 50 Shades of Grey. What Kim did as a female MC is remarkable. Her first 3 albums all sold platinum with her first going double platinum. Only one other female MC did this. Kim set a record by having 3 # 1 rap records (Not Tonight remix, No Time and Crush On You) on one album. Kim's small stature coupled with her sex appeal made her a magnet for commercial products. She did pretty well in her Film & TV roles as well. Kim is noted for her philanthropic work with charities too. Let's not forget that before all of this B.I.G. saw the potential and made her his first lady in rap group Junior Mafia. The only thing that some what derailed her successful career was going to jail.