When I think of Hip Hop and albums that have changed my life, besides Snoop's Doggystyle; Lil' Kim's Hardcore was number one to me when it came out. I remember my Mama purchasing it for me on cassette. It's classic, the petite wordsmith (as said via her first Source Magazine feature) brought her A game.
Check out a few photos of her recording process of the classic Hardcore.
A huge thank you to Urban Outfitters. Cop your Hardcore album here.