Lil’ Kim’s ‘Dead Gal Walking’ Is A Triumphant, Reggae-Tinged Comeback (NSFW)

Lil Kim goes dancehall on "Dead Girl Walking"

Lil’ Kim goes reggae on her new track, “Dead Girl Walking.”

Miley Cyrus may have put Lil’ Kim on the pop culture map with her purple pasty Halloween costume, but that’s not the only Lil’ Kim-centric news to come out of this week!

That’s right: The first lady of hip-hop has just dropped the reggae-tinged “Dead Gal Walking,” the first sampling off her forthcoming Hard Core 2k13 EP, out Nov. 29.

Listen to Lil’ Kim’s “Dead Gal Walking” after the jump.

Set to a lush, laid-back, reggae-tinged track (think Robyn‘s “Dancehall Queen” meets Rihanna‘s “Man Down“), “Dead Gal Walking” features Lil’ Kim flexing her vocal muscles on the song’s hook (“She’s a dead gal walking…/ There’s a war going on outside”), followed by a hefty dose of The Queen Bee’s signature flow: “Red Christian Loubs/ Match the red lambo Viper.” (Ugh, if only.)

About her new song, Kim told MTV News,”It’s a very strong, serious record, but at the same time, feel-good.” “There’s a lot of things that can turn you into a dead girl or a dead man walking and nobody wants to be that. So, I guess my message is ‘Don’t become a dead girl or dead man walking. Live your life right’.”

AMEN! Raise your hand if you can’t wait to hear more Kim’s Hard Core 2k13! *Arm nearly pops off from enthusiasm*

+ Listen to Lil’ Kim’s “Dead Gal Walking (NSFW).”

Photo credit: Lil Kim