Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Lil’ Kim Released ‘The Naked Truth’

On this day, twelve years ago, rapper Lil’ Kim released her fourth album ‘The Naked Truth.’
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Ironically, the album was released on the first day of Kim’s sentencing, where she served nearly a year in jail on perjury charges.
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With the same grit and hardcore lyrics from her flow in the 90s, Kim lays it all out for the world to see on this body of work. With songs like “Shut Up B****,” Kim keeps it gutter, addresses the haters, and lets her fans know what’s real.
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The lead single “Lighters Up” peaked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart and No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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To this day, Kim remains the only female rapper to have her album ‘The Naked Truth’ be rated five mics by The Source.
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The album debuted at number six on the Billboard 200, selling 156,000 copies in its first week. To this date, it has sold over 2.7 million copies worldwide.

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