Thursday, 30 October 2014

#ThrowBackThursday with Lil Kim

"October is almost over? November is almost here? We're at what point in the semester?!"

Then again, why would any of these details interest me when I'm reminded of the legacy of the one, the only, Lil' Kim. On this Throwback Thursday lets take it back to 1996 (what a great time to be in diapers), when life was on the cusp of a new millennium, the economy was relatively stable, and Lil' Kim was showcasing "Crush on You" off her debut album Hard Core. The song featured fellow Junior Mafia members Lil' Cease and Notorious B.I.G. This song peaked the UK Singles chart at 23 and number 6 on the Billboard Top 100, becoming Lil' Kim's second consecutive number 1 hit on the Rap Song chart.

See anything familiar? If you look closely in the vid you should be able to spot Luther Campbell, Aaliyah, and Sleek Touch from "The Lox." The music video for "Crush on you" began the featured colored wig look that Kim became known for. The theme of the video, seen in the vivid color changing of the outfits and the glowing floor was inspired from the movie The Wiz (1978). After deciding on the theme, Kim and her stylist thought to add changing colored outfits into the mix too (I mean, why not??). The video features bold and bright set ups of blue, yellow, green, and red.

Halloween is tomorrow friends! No idea what to be? Maybe take some inspo from this vid so you can be as legendary as my mom :+)

Later ghouls and gremblings!
Iyana <3

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