The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

by Lil' KimLil' Kim


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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. [A clean version of the album was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2005
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678381928
catalogNumber: 83819
Rank: 88088

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lil' Kim   Primary Artist
Fredwreck Nassar   Organ,Guitar
Jack Knight   Vocals
Denaun Porter   Vocals
Katt Williams   Vocals
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes   Bass
Stephanie Beethoven   Vocals
Katrina Gibson   Vocals
Roger "Mista Raja" Greene   Vocals
Terrance "Hot Runner" Lovelace   Vocals
Wiz Gamb   Vocals
Sha-Dash   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Millie Jackson   Composer
Bernard Edwards   Composer
Nile Rodgers   Composer
John White   Engineer
Notorious B.I.G.   Executive Producer
Dave Aron   Engineer
Hillary Weston   Executive Producer
Randy Klein   Composer
Lil' Kim   Executive Producer
Craig Kallman   Executive Producer
Fredwreck Nassar   Producer
J.F. Coleman   Composer
Kevin Cates   Producer
C. Harris   Composer
Denaun Porter   Producer
Michael "Taz" Williams   Producer
Ellen To   Art Direction
Jean Nelson   Executive Producer
Roberto Deste   Cover Photo
J.R. Rotem   Producer
Roger "Mista Raja" Greene   Producer
Terrance "Hot Runner" Lovelace   Producer
K. Cates   Composer
Steven Jordan   Composer
Scott Storch   Producer

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