Review by Kate Kant | Smutlife
Lil’ Kim hasn’t released an album since before her yearlong jail sentence in 2005. Known for her no-bullshit, aggressive attitude and previously convicted of conspiracy, it only seems fitting that her return to the rap game would be spurred by the threat of a new female talent. Nicki Minaj, who has claimed Lil’ Kim as one of her influences, has quickly climbed to the top and Lil’ Kim is quite candid about her resentment.
As if the title weren’t pointed enough (Nicki Minaj’s debut is called Pink Friday), almost every single song on the mixtape is blatantly addressing her jealousy towards the success of the younger woman. The album opens with a well-stated introduction: “Shit is all different now, man. Back then they used to pay homage for paving the way, for making it easier to do what they do now. But what they do now; they run their mouths. But you know what? Actions speak louder than words.” Read more