The elders will preach respect, but when beef is the most lucrative thing this side of Beats by Dre headphones, and a dis MP3 leaked to the right blogs is an easy way to turn heads and grab page views, rap feuds are practically inevitable. Re-enter Lil’ Kim, herself nearly 40, going in on Azealia Banks. And Keyshia Cole. And Nicki Minaj, the now superstar who first grabbed local attention by repping Queens over the beat to Kim’s unforgettable “The Jump Off.” But that’s the thing: “The Jump Off” included, Kim still has more hits than misses and will play as many as possible tonight at the Paradise Theater.
Fri., May 18, 8 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 16, 2012