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Lil' Kim's 'Naked Truth' Gets 5 Mic Rating In October Issue Of The Source
By Houston Williams
Date: 9/7/2005 4:57 pm

Brooklyn rapper Lil’ Kim will hold the unique distinction of being the first female to ever get a 5-mic rating from The Source magazine.

The Naked Truth, the rapper’s fourth solo album, will be bestowed with the prestigious honor in the October issue of the magazine.

“I think it just does great for the evolution of women,” Lil’ Kim told “I thinks it's gonna be great for women now too.”

With her latest offering, Lil’ Kim said she’ll help change the pessimistic attitudes for females in Hip-Hop.

“Some women probably feel like, ‘I'm not even gonna try to get five mics, I know I ain't getting five mics,’” Lil’ Kim said. “So women [will] be like, ‘Now I know I can get five mics.’”

The Naked Truth release date has also been changed. The album was originally slated to hit stores September 13, but will now hit stores September 27.

Lil’ Kim, once a member of Notorious B.I.G.’s Junior Mafia rap group, was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison for lying to a federal grand jury about her knowledge of a 2001 broad daylight shoot out in front of Hot 97’s offices in New York.

The rapper will report to a Connecticut prison on September 19 to start serving her prison term.

La Bella Mafia, Kim’s last album, got four and a half mics from the Source, known as the “Hip-Hop Bible.”

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