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05-09-2008, 08:01 PM

Lil Mama Reflects, Compares Self To Biggie
May 9th, 2008 | Author: ------

Taking the time to reflect upon her journey through Hip Hop that began with her catchy "Lip Gloss" record, emcee Lil Mama recently spoke with The New York Times to discuss how she grinded to reach her success, the impact of her late mother upon the music, and why the 18-year-old rapper is needed for the game.

Following the trends of many young entertainers like Chris Brown and Ciara, the Harlem-born, Brooklyn-raised performer has kept busy through various collaborations and being a guest judge on Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew. Acknowledging her impact upon her fans and onlookers, Lil Mama explained her importance to the younger audience.

“Growing up in a neighborhood like mine, I always had to be a positive influence on the youth. I’m the outlet of the things that we want the world to know about us,” she said.

Being the eldest of eight siblings and having lost her mother last December due to breast cancer, Lil Mama expressed the struggles of constantly changing residences and how her mother became her teacher.

“We grew up kind of poor, on welfare and stuff like that. It was a crazy lifestyle, moving around, from apartment to apartment, shelter to apartment. It was kind of hard,” she confessed. My mother taught me ev-er-y-thing there is to know. As I get older, I learn how to put it into place better. It’s like product placement. Lesson placement,” she explained.

Shifting from her personal life to the entertainment business, Lil Mama concluded by emphasizing the need for a new female rapper to break ground, even comparing herself to the late Notorious B.I.G.

“When was the last time a new female emcee on the scene—from Harlem, from Brooklyn—put out an album that people actually care about? Lil Kim? Foxy Brown? It’s been years. Lil Mama’s a big deal,” she said. “Big Poppa, Lil Mama. It’s not a coincidence, is it?” she added.

Earlier this week, Lil Mama debuted at #25 on the Billboard Top 200 [click to read], selling just over 18,600 copies of her Voice of the Young People.

Reported by Cyrus Langhorne.

05-09-2008, 08:57 PM
I don't know how she thinks she compares to Biggie. She can't be serious.

05-10-2008, 02:06 AM
yeah 18k 1st week Yep she is jsut like Biggie lol i have never liked her she has noffin she aint a good MC she aint a good singer she not even hot. she has nothing.

05-10-2008, 02:26 AM
18 000 records sold is the new diamond
u fools beter recognise the Notorious M.A.M.A

05-10-2008, 08:50 AM
the names Biggie and Lil' Mama don't even belong in the same sentence

Sorry Lil Mama ur just wack

05-10-2008, 09:16 AM
She's horrible, just terrible

05-10-2008, 09:27 AM
She's horrible, just terrible

pick one or the other
god damn it

id classify her in the legendary category

to each his own

05-10-2008, 09:35 AM
when was the last time a female emcee put out something that ppl cared about? not your wack ass anyway!! ppl care more about estelles new lp. what about kims last album that was straight, i was checking heavy for eves release and jean grae doesn't even have to release a record to be relevant

i hope she is not the future of the femcee

05-10-2008, 09:49 AM
lil mama is rakim, tupac, biggie, nas and gza all rolled into one with a vagina

05-10-2008, 11:04 AM
LOL^^^ whats up with all your crazy ass post.

05-10-2008, 01:43 PM
i mean she is brainwashed....lil mama=hip hop is dead

D-block fan
05-10-2008, 04:32 PM
um...My albums is out my album is floppin

*puffy in the back round* take that take that

05-10-2008, 04:39 PM
All that I will say is that whoever signed her was not just blind but talent blind too.

05-11-2008, 07:11 AM
LOL^^^ whats up with all your crazy ass post.

coz im one crazy ass nigga

and Lil mama is the truth

that joint she did with Avril was a street anthem

05-22-2008, 11:08 AM
haha she serious shes wak but will giv her one thing tht track wiv t pain and chris brown is fire

05-22-2008, 12:00 PM
yeah that shorty get loose track was hot but her lip gloss was wack and she aint all that i hate it when she talk about how she the voice of the youth yeh right!