Lil Kim recently talked about changing with the times and continuing to remain relevant as a hip hop veteran. "I'm constantly growing, my album came out in '97 but I started doing music in the early '90s. One reason that I'm still here and I'm still relevant to this day – probably even more relevant than a lot of new people who come into the industry – is because I know how to reinvent myself, I know how to change with the times. I think that, no matter who you are these days – you could be young, you could be old, you could be new, you could be an artist that's been in the industry for a minute – I think it's all about a hot record these days, it's different. I think that's the only difference I could point out – you know, you could have a hot song back in the day but it may not break through. But now if you have a hot song – it doesn't have to have a lot of thought behind it, it doesn't have to be a deep record, you don't even have to be very talented as long as you come up with something that's catchy and, you know, something that is now."
Lil Kim – Interview WIth THisIs50