• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2005
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 37
  3. Negative: 7 out of 37

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  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. 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!
  2. Jan 8, 2012
    10
    Lil' Kim is doing her thing. This album is a total classic. You can't get enough of her undeniable lyrics, and production. She really got off about rapping about sex a lot. She's more into money, power, rhymes, and skills on this one. The opening track, "Spell Check" has a good beat thats catchy, and her rhymes are really like a true rapper. "Lighters Up" is one of my favorite tracks.Lil' Kim is doing her thing. This album is a total classic. You can't get enough of her undeniable lyrics, and production. She really got off about rapping about sex a lot. She's more into money, power, rhymes, and skills on this one. The opening track, "Spell Check" has a good beat thats catchy, and her rhymes are really like a true rapper. "Lighters Up" is one of my favorite tracks. "Quiet" is her borrowing Eminem's flow. Not stealing. She attacks Foxy Brown real good on that one, especially the lines in that song: " She prove you a liar/ Tryn' deny her/ Jackie-O proved you far from a fighter/ Comin' at me **** you playin' with fire/ i could come back at you, but comin' after your ghostwriters"! Thats the queen rapping right there. "Whoa" is an intense, hot nice track. Slippin' has some good lyrical content. The Naked Truth by far is truly a classic by Lil' Kim. Two classics actually, Hard Core. Expand
  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. Great work, Kim.
  4. 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 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.
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66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. This album is as fake as Kim’s physique, as vapid as the fashion she flaunts, as undeservedly praised as her entire career.
  2. Though hardly in the running for rap album of the year, there's plenty to recommend "The Naked Truth". Yet equally, there's an abundance of wearing phone skits, phoned-in guest performances and shameless fillers to get in the way.
  3. Her very-real-life drama has inspired some of her most focused work... and also some of her worst. [21 Oct 2005, p.75]