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Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin on the cover of her posthumously-released live album In Concert

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American blues-influenced rock, R&B, and soul singer and occasional songwriter with a distinctive voice. Joplin released four albums as the frontwoman for several bands from 1967 to a posthumous release in 1971.

Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas. She grew up listening to blues musicians such as Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton and singing in the local choir. Joplin graduated from Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1960 and went to college at the University of Texas in Austin, though she never completed a degree. There, she began singing blues and folk music with friends.

Cultivating a rebellious manner that could be viewed as "liberated", Joplin styled herself after the beat poets, left Texas for San Francisco in 1963, lived in North Beach, and worked occasionally as a folk singer. Around this time her drug use began to increase, and she acquired a reputation as a "speed freak" and occasional heroin user. She also used other intoxicants. She was a heavy drinker throughout her career, and her trademark beverage was Southern Comfort.

After a return to Port Arthur to recuperate, she again moved to San Francisco in 1966, where her bluesy vocal style saw her join Big Brother and The Holding Company, a band that was gaining some renown among the nascent hippie community in Haight-Ashbury. The band signed a deal with independent Mainstream Records and recorded an eponymously titled album in 1967. However, the lack of success of their early singles led to the album being withheld until after their subsequent success.

The band's big break came at the Monterey Pop Festival, which included a version of Big Mama Thornton's Ball and Chain and featured a barnstorming vocal by Joplin. (The D.A. Pennebaker documentary Monterey Pop captured Cass Elliott in the crowd silently mouthing "Wow" during part of Joplin's performance.) Their 1968 album Cheap Thrills featured more raw emotional performances and made Joplin's name.

Splitting from Big Brother, she formed a backup group, named the Kozmic Blues Band, which backed her on I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! 1969 (year she played at Woodstock). That group broke up, and Joplin then formed the Full Tilt Boogie Band. The result was the posthumously released Pearl (1971), which featured a hit single in the form of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee and the wry social commentary of Mercedes-Benz, written by beat poet Michael McClure.

Her last public appearance was on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970, where she said that she was going to attend her 10-year high school reunion, although she had formerly said when in high school there she was "laughed out of class, out of school, out of town". She made it there, but it would be one if the last decisions of her life.

Shortly thereafter, Joplin died of an overdose of unusually pure heroin on October 4, 1970 in a Los Angeles, California motel room, at the age of 27. She was cremated in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California, and her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean. The album Pearl was released six weeks after her death. The movie The Rose, with Bette Midler in the lead role, was loosely based on Joplin's life.

She is now remembered best for her powerful, distinctive voice, which was significantly divergent from the soft folk-influenced styles more common at the time, as well as for her lyrical themes of pain and loss.

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She is now remembered best for her powerful, distinctive voice, which was significantly divergent from the soft folk-influenced styles more common at the time, as well as for her lyrical themes of pain and loss. The official site of Lil Kim (http://www.lilkim.com). The movie The Rose, with Bette Midler in the lead role, was loosely based on Joplin's life. It was later described as Ross getting to second base with Kim on national television. The album Pearl was released six weeks after her death. Ross reached over, cupped her hand under Kim's exposed breast and jiggled it while both laughed heartily. She was cremated in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California, and her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean. Kim's outfit became even more controversial later that night, when she appeared on stage with Mary J. Blige and Diana Ross to present an award, and Ms.

Shortly thereafter, Joplin died of an overdose of unusually pure heroin on October 4, 1970 in a Los Angeles, California motel room, at the age of 27. In what is probably her most memorable public appearance, Lil Kim showed up at the 1999 MTV VMAs with an entire breast hanging out and only a tiny piece of fabric over the nipple. She made it there, but it would be one if the last decisions of her life. In addition to being recognized for her music, Kim is notorious for her avant garde style. Her last public appearance was on The Dick Cavett Show in 1970, where she said that she was going to attend her 10-year high school reunion, although she had formerly said when in high school there she was "laughed out of class, out of school, out of town". Prosecutors say Kim lied about knowing men involved in a violent shootout in 2001. The result was the posthumously released Pearl (1971), which featured a hit single in the form of Kris Kristofferson's Me and Bobby McGee and the wry social commentary of Mercedes-Benz, written by beat poet Michael McClure. Kim is currently on trial in New York for accusations of perjury.

That group broke up, and Joplin then formed the Full Tilt Boogie Band. track, "Notorious B.I.G." which contains an extremely blatant sample of Duran Duran's 1980s hit, "Notorious". Splitting from Big Brother, she formed a backup group, named the Kozmic Blues Band, which backed her on I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! 1969 (year she played at Woodstock). In the past, Kim has been featured on hit songs by Ray-J, Mobb Deep, The Lox, and the posthumous Notorious B.I.G. (The D.A. Pennebaker documentary Monterey Pop captured Cass Elliott in the crowd silently mouthing "Wow" during part of Joplin's performance.) Their 1968 album Cheap Thrills featured more raw emotional performances and made Joplin's name. It is one of the few songs in recent years to have hit number one without the aid of a music video, and is Kim's most successful single to date. The band's big break came at the Monterey Pop Festival, which included a version of Big Mama Thornton's Ball and Chain and featured a barnstorming vocal by Joplin. During the summer of 2003, "Magic Stick," the second single from La Bella Mafia, became one of the year's biggest hits, thanks in part to guest raps from 50 Cent.

However, the lack of success of their early singles led to the album being withheld until after their subsequent success. Kim also appeared in a posthumous music video for Aaliyah, "Miss You", in which Kim, Missy Elliott, Brandy, Tweet, DMX, Montel Williams, and several others pay tribute to the deceased R&B star. The band signed a deal with independent Mainstream Records and recorded an eponymously titled album in 1967. Cheeks, and was a sizeable hit. After a return to Port Arthur to recuperate, she again moved to San Francisco in 1966, where her bluesy vocal style saw her join Big Brother and The Holding Company, a band that was gaining some renown among the nascent hippie community in Haight-Ashbury. The first single and video, "The Jump Off" featured rapper Mr. She was a heavy drinker throughout her career, and her trademark beverage was Southern Comfort. Most recently, Kim released her third studio album, La Bella Mafia, in spring of 2003.

She also used other intoxicants. The video was Kim's first major pop radio hit. Around this time her drug use began to increase, and she acquired a reputation as a "speed freak" and occasional heroin user. The song's memorable video featured the four singers dressed in very skimpy clothes and heavy makeup, like women who appear at the Moulin Rouge would typically be dressed. Cultivating a rebellious manner that could be viewed as "liberated", Joplin styled herself after the beat poets, left Texas for San Francisco in 1963, lived in North Beach, and worked occasionally as a folk singer. The track was produced by hot hip-hop producers Rockwilder and Missy Elliott and was featured in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge!. There, she began singing blues and folk music with friends. In spring of 2001, Lil Kim teamed up with Pink, Mưa, and Christina Aguilera on a remake of Patti Labelle's "Lady Marmalade," for which Kim provided a new rap verse.

Joplin graduated from Jefferson High School in Port Arthur in 1960 and went to college at the University of Texas in Austin, though she never completed a degree. In 2000, Lil Kim returned, after an absence from music, with her second full-length album, The Notorious K.I.M. It was not as commercially successful as her debut album, but it spawned two moderate hit hip hop singles, "No Matter What They Say" and "How Many Licks," which featured Sisqo on the chorus and a risque video that only had limited play on MTV. She grew up listening to blues musicians such as Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton and singing in the local choir. As was the case with "Crush On You," the song and video were both hugely successful. Joplin was born in Port Arthur, Texas. The remix featured a sample of the disco song "Ladies' Night" and was a girl-power anthem, featuring rhymes by Angie Martinez, Da Brat, TLC's Lisa Lopes, and Missy Elliott, in addition to Kim. Joplin released four albums as the frontwoman for several bands from 1967 to a posthumous release in 1971. During the summer of 1997, Kim released a remix of "Not Tonight" a very explicit track off of Hard Core, for a film soundtrack.

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American blues-influenced rock, R&B, and soul singer and occasional songwriter with a distinctive voice. In early 1997, the second single, "Crush On You," featured fellow Junior Mafia member, Lil Ceaser, and was an even bigger hit, thanks in part to the track's memorable and colorful video. Download sample of "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)" from I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!. Its first single, "No Time", featured Puff Daddy on the chorus and became an instant hit on hip-hop radio. Hard Core was well-received critically and commercially; sales were buoyed due to her association with the Notorious B.I.G. Kim began her career as a solo artist with the 1996 release of her debut solo album, Hard Core.

She now lives in Teaneck, New Jersey. Kim made her film debut in She's All That (1999). Kim's songs have a reputation for being graphically sexual and explicit. She first appeared in the music industry in the early 1990s, as a member of the East Coast hip hop group, Junior Mafia.

Kimberly Ann Jones, professionally known as Lil Kim (also called The Queen Bee, The Lieutenant, and The Queen Bitch such as the QB of all bitches) is a United States rapper who was born in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of New York City on July 11, 1976. La Bella Mafia (2003). Notorious K.I.M. (2000). Hard Core (1996).

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