The Naked Truth [Explicit Lyrics]

( 4 )

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Seems like for every rapper facing jail time, there's a mediocre album that precedes their incarceration. Thankfully, Lil' Kim (née Kimberly Jones) -- who began a 366-day sentence for perjury a week before releasing her fourth solo disc, The Naked Truth -- breaks that trifling trend on Hard Core, featuring some of her best material since her 1996 debut. Inspired by her current legal woes, the Queen Bee clears her mind and her name before heading to the Big House. She starts off by sending a lyrical rebuttal to her critics with the aptly titled "Shut Up B**ch," then directs her anger toward her former Junior M.A.F.I.A. posse ("My Ni**s") and her onetime collaborator 50 Cent ("Spell Check"). The venting session ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $17.32   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$17.32
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(223)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New

Ships from: Huntingdon valley, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$59.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(9)

Condition: New
2005-01-01 Audio CD New

Ships from: chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
Seems like for every rapper facing jail time, there's a mediocre album that precedes their incarceration. Thankfully, Lil' Kim (née Kimberly Jones) -- who began a 366-day sentence for perjury a week before releasing her fourth solo disc, The Naked Truth -- breaks that trifling trend on Hard Core, featuring some of her best material since her 1996 debut. Inspired by her current legal woes, the Queen Bee clears her mind and her name before heading to the Big House. She starts off by sending a lyrical rebuttal to her critics with the aptly titled "Shut Up B**ch," then directs her anger toward her former Junior M.A.F.I.A. posse ("My Ni**s") and her onetime collaborator 50 Cent ("Spell Check"). The venting session continues as the Brooklyn native voices her disgust with the legal system, over the soothing grooves of "Slippin'." But once Kim sets the record straight, she's in a more festive mood, as shown by such high-energy cuts as "Put Ya Lighters Up," "All Good," and "Get Yours," featuring T.I. Instead of detailing her sexual exploits as she's done in the past, on The Naked Truth, a reflective Kim travels down a more personal path of pain, struggle, and redemption. The result is an album that, true to its name, strips away the fluff -- and in so doing, reveals her growth as an artist and a woman. B.I.G. would be proud. Anslem Samuel
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
If you're going to do whatever possible to look like a doll, you might as well go all the way and sound like a talking doll, which is one thing Lil' Kim does effectively during much of The Naked Truth, her fourth album in ten years. When she yanks the cord out of her back and comes to life, it's only to deliver her most spiteful and bitter lines. She has many gripes and an even larger number of foes. The release of the album coincided with the beginning of a yearlong prison sentence for perjury and conspiracy, so it's entirely understandable why she would have some embittered thoughts to get off her chest, but even when she's playing the role of a hedonist, she seems distracted and disinterested. The productions are provided by a lengthy list of beatmakers, which gives the album a lot of range but not a good sense of flow. 7 Aurelius' work on "Kitty Box" is the most creative of all, spinning Shocking Blue's "Love Buzz" one of the greatest previously unused breaks into a swirling maze of sleaze. Hopefully, Kim's year away will leave her refreshed and ready to make a return album that's as exciting and as colorful as Hard Core or La Bella Mafia.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678381829
  • Catalog Number: 83818

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:38)
  2. 2 Spell Check (3:37)
  3. 3 Lighters Up (4:22)
  4. 4 Shut Up B***h Intro - Katt Williams (0:55)
  5. 5 Shut Up B***h (4:19)
  6. 6 Whoa (4:07)
  7. 7 Slippin (4:15)
  8. 8 Answering Machine Skit 1 (2:27)
  9. 9 All Good (4:31)
  10. 10 I Know You See Me (3:53)
  11. 11 W.P.I.M.P. (0:30)
  12. 12 Quiet - Game (4:01)
  13. 13 Durty (4:10)
  14. 14 Answering Machine Skit 2 (2:23)
  15. 15 We Don't Give a F**k - Bun B (4:21)
  16. 16 Gimme That - Maino (4:27)
  17. 17 Kitty Box (3:49)
  18. 18 Kronik (4:32)
  19. 19 Winners and Losers (0:56)
  20. 20 Get Yours - Sha-Dash (4:08)
  21. 21 Last Day (10:02)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lil' Kim Primary Artist
Snoop Dogg Rap
Money Mike Background Vocals
Fredwreck Nassar Organ, Bass
Jack Knight Vocals
Denaun Porter Vocals
Game Rap
Katt Williams Vocals
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes Guitar
7 Vocals
Stephanie Beethoven Vocals
Katrina Gibson Vocals
Roger "Mista Raja" Greene Vocals
Jeekyman Vocals
Terrance "Hot Runner" Lovelace Vocals
Wiz Gamb Vocals
Sha-Dash Track Performer
Technical Credits
Millie Jackson Composer
Nile Rodgers Composer
John White Producer
The Notorious B.I.G. Executive Producer
Dave Aron Engineer
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Scott Spencer Storch Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Hillary Weston Composer, Executive Producer, Management
Randy Klein Composer
Lil' Kim Executive Producer
Craig Kallman Executive Producer
Fredwreck Nassar Composer, Producer
Fred Wreck Audio Production
J.F. Coleman Composer
Mason Betha Composer
Dan the Man Audio Production
Kevin Cates Producer
C. Harris Composer
Big Hill Producer
Denaun Porter Producer, Audio Production
B.H. Edwards Composer
Michael Williams Audio Production
Michael "Taz" Williams Producer
Ellen To Art Direction
Jean Nelson Executive Producer
Roberto Deste Cover Photo
J.R. Rotem Producer, Audio Production
7 Producer, Audio Production
Roger "Mista Raja" Greene Composer, Producer
Jeekyman Producer
Terrance "Hot Runner" Lovelace Composer, Producer
Hot Runner Audio Production
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Some of the Best Music I've Heard in a Long Time

    Lil Kim's "The Naked Truth" is one of the best music compilations I've heard in a long time. It's nice to hear honest words spoken by someone who's actually lived a life with depth. She's experienced a great deal, and the ideas she expresses in her music are both refreshing and candid.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beyond the reasonable doubt - GUILTY

    The one and only QB has been busy recently and it shows. Whether imposed by the sentence due or simply by the demand after 2 years past after her last release, Lil' Kim is back with a strong album on both lyrical and production ends. It comes through with hardcore lyrics and usual-notorious-kim rhymes as well as persisting the flow improvement similarly to La Bella Mafia (2003). Definietly serious and feeling as assured as a migid on the throne, self-proclaimed Black Madonna stays on the grind keeps holding it down all the way among the verses, never sliding of the decent level the 15 tracks offer. Only one of them takes the listeners away from the regular program for a while, to straighten out the convicted Kimberly Jones situation and her side of the story (song titled Slippin'). Afterwards it hits with Biggie's samples and it gets as real as real can get (All Good, follwed by I Know You See Me): regognition, responding to the street word and exposing the naked truth. Backed up by the neverending phonecalls and, not so present as on La Bella Mafia, radio station theme messages, the rapper treats us with the keep-it-hiphop joints on the later part of the album. Here we can find Kronik to make it a bit more enjoyable, Gimme That sexual healing, a We Don't Give a .... getting money attitude and a seduction place to play naughty - Kitty Box. The last one is interesting as much as the club molested banger Candy Shop (see the resemblance?) of Kim's last album featuring, now disrespected, 50 Cent. Inspired by guitar strings and "kimnotysing" indian background it is a well advanced competitor. No matter how lusting, this part lasts for about 4 tracks finished off with a return-a-favor T.I. verse song Get Yours. The beats are fresh and well set up along the 1 hour and 4 minutes of music, which is, fortunately, not another cliché badly co-operated bunch of super producers contributions. On the bench we have in my opinion the 6th player awarded Twista and Bun B (known from Mike Jones cd), with help of whom Kim executes a brilliant organ-supported crunk joint. Interestingly, instead of 50 on this release we hear ex-G-unit member The Game, providing the chorus on the first single - Quiet. Other featurings include Sha-Dash, Maino and even Snoop Dogg. Summarising, Naked Truth is an oustanding album from "the ghost of B.I.G.", worth at least several listens before QB's last day, when she cannot record till the end of her jail time. And, as she says, they can take her body but not her voice and soul, although the Naked Truth shows that for the loyalty to the rap game - she is 100% guilty.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Hip Hop Classic

    Definitely a collectors item for hip hop fanatics world-wide. Kim, undeniably, has put the female rap standards at a all- time high. Other female rappers B.T.Q.( Beware of The Queen)!!!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews