The Naked Truth

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. The vulnerability behind that mask is what's missing here; if she could articulate it, she might have a true classic.
  2. Just as she was becoming irrelevant, Lil’ Kim returns with her hardest, bravest and most exciting album to date.
  3. The preemptively defensive album's biggest problem is that it's surely nowhere near as interesting as its yet-to-be-recorded post-slammer follow-up will be.
  4. Uncut
    40
    Things go downhill as petty vindictiveness and insignificant beefs become the preferred themes. [Jan 2006, p.114]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    QUEEN OF RAPPPPPPPPP! Her rap flow was VICIOUS! and Lyricism was PERFECT. Kim Expressed so much and you felt what she was feeling. LiterallyQUEEN OF RAPPPPPPPPP! Her rap flow was VICIOUS! and Lyricism was PERFECT. Kim Expressed so much and you felt what she was feeling. Literally she did no wrong in the album. Beyond under-appreciated. Just one of the many things that makes her the reigning queen of hip-hop and rap. No-one can take that away from her! Full Review »
  2. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    Some of her most raw music, She adresses so many situations she went through during this period, She Flawlessly executes the persona of a badSome of her most raw music, She adresses so many situations she went through during this period, She Flawlessly executes the persona of a bad from bedstuy brooklyn. This album without a doubt is some of her best work. Effortlessly give the queen bee 10/10! Such a flawless album. Full Review »
  3. Aug 16, 2013
    9
    The best Lil' Kim album. With rap songs like "Shut Up" and "Listen Up", how isn't it? Lil' Kim will always be one of the top female rappers.The best Lil' Kim album. With rap songs like "Shut Up" and "Listen Up", how isn't it? Lil' Kim will always be one of the top female rappers. Great work, Kim. Full Review »