The Naked Truth (2005) Hitting racks just as she begins serving a jail sentence for perjury, Lil' Kim's fourth record, The Naked Truth , finds the pint-size fashionista tackling… 2005-09-27 Lil' Kim Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

The Naked Truth (2005)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 27, 2005; Lead Performance: Lil' Kim; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Hitting racks just as she begins serving a jail sentence for perjury, Lil' Kim's fourth record, The Naked Truth, finds the pint-size fashionista tackling subjects beyond her typical raunchy raps and odes to conspicuous consumption. Her very-real-life drama has inspired some of her most focused work — the dread-filled ''Slippin'' — and also some of her worst: ''Shut Up Bitch'' is merely grating and gimmicky.

Originally posted Oct 14, 2005 Published in issue #846 Oct 21, 2005 Order article reprints