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    Lightbulb Seems I Was Right About Lil' Kim

    Well...at least it's not just me that felt that way (referring to my previous post about Lil' Kim some days ago).

    Here's what a famous newspaper had to say about it today...

    Lil' Kim isn't free, and neither is her album, but fans were snapping it up so fast yesterday, it seems her prison sentence is helping her career.

    "The Naked Truth" hit store shelves yesterday several days after the singer began serving her 366-day sentence for perjury and her adoring public said Kim's publicity blitz before prison and the timing of the album's release couldn't have gone better for the jailed songbird.

    "I think she did very well [taking advantage of the timing]," said Brooklyn's Elise Elliott, 20, at the Times Square Virgin Megastore, where sales were brisk. "She covered a lot of bases MTV, award shows."

    Lucious Simpson, 18, of The Bronx, bought two CDs yesterday in a show of support for the imprisoned rap princess and will purchase even more discs when a paycheck arrives later this week.

    "I think [prison is] going to make her stronger when she comes out," said Simpson. "Her next album is going to be even stronger. She needs this. She needs time for herself."

    "The Naked Truth" may be hard to top, however.

    The album has already received a "5-mic" rating from The Source magazine the first time a female artist has received the highest, and rarest, accolade from the prominent hip-hop publication.

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    While many fans and industry wags think the album's release date was a little too coincidental, a source close to Kim insisted the work was going to find its way onto shelves in September regardless of whether Kim was convicted of perjury and sent to a Philadelphia federal lock-up.

    The album's scheduled Sept. 13 release was only pushed back because of "a production screw-up," the source added.

    But the sales are certainly getting a jump.

    "When a female artist and style icon of her stature goes to jail, there's a natural outpouring of sympathy and interest in and of itself," said advertising firm Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners chief Richard Kirshenbaum.

    But many fans said, jail or not, publicity or not, the album would have been a winner.

    "She's never had a corny album," said Quincy Anderson, 26, a musician from Middlesex County. "It's going to go platinum anyway."

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    Thumbs down

    Look at this list of 5-mic albums. Now go listen to this garbage and tell me you think it belongs on here.

    1- Run-D.M.C./ Run DMC (1984)
    2- LL Cool J/ Radio (1985)
    3- Beastie Boys/ Licensed To Ill (1986)
    4- Run-D.M.C./ Raising Hell (1986)
    5- Boogie Down Productions
    6- Eric B. & Rakim/ Paid In Full (1987)
    7- Big Daddy Kane/ Long Live The Kane (1988)
    8- Boogie Down Productions/ By All Means Necessary (1988)
    9- EPMD/ Strictly Business (1988)
    10- Jungle Brothers/ Straight Out the Jungle (1988)
    11- N.W.A/Straight Outta Compton (1988)
    12- Public Enemy/ It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
    13- Slick Rick/ The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988)
    14- Ultramagnetic MC's/ Critical Beatdown (1988)
    15- The D.O.C./ No One Can Do It Better (1989)
    16- A Tribe Called Quest/ People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
    17- Brand Nubian/ One for All (1990)
    18- Eric B. & Rakim/ Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em (1990)
    19- Geto Boys/ Grip it on That Other Level (1989)
    20- Ice Cube/ AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990)
    21- Main Source/ Breaking Atoms (1991)
    22- A Tribe Called Quest/ The Low-End Theory (1991)
    23- De La Soul/ De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
    24- Ice Cube/ Death Certificate (1991)
    25- Dr. Dre/ The Chronic (1992)
    26- Snoop Dogg /Doggystyle (1993)
    27- Wu-Tang Clan/ Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
    28- Nas/ Illmatic (1994)
    29- The Notorious B.I.G./ Ready To Die (1994)
    30- Scarface/ The Diary (1994)
    31- Mobb Deep/The Infamous... (1995)
    32- Raekwon/Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995)
    33- Tupac Shakur/ Me Against The World (1995)
    34- Fugees/ The Score (1996)
    35- Jay-Z/ Reasonable Doubt (1996)
    36- Tupac Shakur/ All Eyez On Me (1996)
    37- The Notorious B.I.G./ Life After Death (1997)
    38- Outkast/ Aquemini (1998)
    39- Dr. Dre/ 2001 (1999)
    40- Nas/ Stillmatic (2001)
    41- Jay-Z/ The Blueprint (2001)
    42- Scarface/ The Fix (2003)
    43- Lil Kim/ The Naked Truth (2005)

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    Quote Originally Posted by n00ner
    Look at this list of 5-mic albums. Now go listen to this garbage and tell me you think it belongs on here.

    1- Run-D.M.C./ Run DMC (1984)
    2- LL Cool J/ Radio (1985)
    3- Beastie Boys/ Licensed To Ill (1986)
    4- Run-D.M.C./ Raising Hell (1986)
    5- Boogie Down Productions
    6- Eric B. & Rakim/ Paid In Full (1987)
    7- Big Daddy Kane/ Long Live The Kane (1988)
    8- Boogie Down Productions/ By All Means Necessary (1988)
    9- EPMD/ Strictly Business (1988)
    10- Jungle Brothers/ Straight Out the Jungle (1988)
    11- N.W.A/Straight Outta Compton (1988)
    12- Public Enemy/ It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
    13- Slick Rick/ The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988)
    14- Ultramagnetic MC's/ Critical Beatdown (1988)
    15- The D.O.C./ No One Can Do It Better (1989)
    16- A Tribe Called Quest/ People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
    17- Brand Nubian/ One for All (1990)
    18- Eric B. & Rakim/ Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em (1990)
    19- Geto Boys/ Grip it on That Other Level (1989)
    20- Ice Cube/ AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990)
    21- Main Source/ Breaking Atoms (1991)
    22- A Tribe Called Quest/ The Low-End Theory (1991)
    23- De La Soul/ De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
    24- Ice Cube/ Death Certificate (1991)
    25- Dr. Dre/ The Chronic (1992)
    26- Snoop Dogg /Doggystyle (1993)
    27- Wu-Tang Clan/ Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
    28- Nas/ Illmatic (1994)
    29- The Notorious B.I.G./ Ready To Die (1994)
    30- Scarface/ The Diary (1994)
    31- Mobb Deep/The Infamous... (1995)
    32- Raekwon/Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995)
    33- Tupac Shakur/ Me Against The World (1995)
    34- Fugees/ The Score (1996)
    35- Jay-Z/ Reasonable Doubt (1996)
    36- Tupac Shakur/ All Eyez On Me (1996)
    37- The Notorious B.I.G./ Life After Death (1997)
    38- Outkast/ Aquemini (1998)
    39- Dr. Dre/ 2001 (1999)
    40- Nas/ Stillmatic (2001)
    41- Jay-Z/ The Blueprint (2001)
    42- Scarface/ The Fix (2003)
    43- Lil Kim/ The Naked Truth (2005)

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    Quote Originally Posted by n00ner
    Look at this list of 5-mic albums. Now go listen to this garbage and tell me you think it belongs on here.

    1- Run-D.M.C./ Run DMC (1984)
    2- LL Cool J/ Radio (1985)
    3- Beastie Boys/ Licensed To Ill (1986)
    4- Run-D.M.C./ Raising Hell (1986)
    5- Boogie Down Productions
    6- Eric B. & Rakim/ Paid In Full (1987)
    7- Big Daddy Kane/ Long Live The Kane (1988)
    8- Boogie Down Productions/ By All Means Necessary (1988)
    9- EPMD/ Strictly Business (1988)
    10- Jungle Brothers/ Straight Out the Jungle (1988)
    11- N.W.A/Straight Outta Compton (1988)
    12- Public Enemy/ It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
    13- Slick Rick/ The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988)
    14- Ultramagnetic MC's/ Critical Beatdown (1988)
    15- The D.O.C./ No One Can Do It Better (1989)
    16- A Tribe Called Quest/ People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
    17- Brand Nubian/ One for All (1990)
    18- Eric B. & Rakim/ Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em (1990)
    19- Geto Boys/ Grip it on That Other Level (1989)
    20- Ice Cube/ AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990)
    21- Main Source/ Breaking Atoms (1991)
    22- A Tribe Called Quest/ The Low-End Theory (1991)
    23- De La Soul/ De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
    24- Ice Cube/ Death Certificate (1991)
    25- Dr. Dre/ The Chronic (1992)
    26- Snoop Dogg /Doggystyle (1993)
    27- Wu-Tang Clan/ Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
    28- Nas/ Illmatic (1994)
    29- The Notorious B.I.G./ Ready To Die (1994)
    30- Scarface/ The Diary (1994)
    31- Mobb Deep/The Infamous... (1995)
    32- Raekwon/Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995)
    33- Tupac Shakur/ Me Against The World (1995)
    34- Fugees/ The Score (1996)
    35- Jay-Z/ Reasonable Doubt (1996)
    36- Tupac Shakur/ All Eyez On Me (1996)
    37- The Notorious B.I.G./ Life After Death (1997)
    38- Outkast/ Aquemini (1998)
    39- Dr. Dre/ 2001 (1999)
    40- Nas/ Stillmatic (2001)
    41- Jay-Z/ The Blueprint (2001)
    42- Scarface/ The Fix (2003)
    43- Lil Kim/ The Naked Truth (2005)

    http://rateyourmusic.com/lists/list_...ist_id_is_1761
    think this list is wrong, is it based on the Source 5 mic? Cuz I distinctly remember West Coast Connection paid them off ( just like Lil Kim did ) and got 5 mic as well, and a few issues later Red Man only got 3.5 mics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RotiKing2004eva
    think this list is wrong, is it based on the Source 5 mic? Cuz I distinctly remember West Coast Connection paid them off ( just like Lil Kim did ) and got 5 mic as well, and a few issues later Red Man only got 3.5 mics.
    I did a search and found that list on more than 1 site.
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    y tupac so far down and where b.i.g:ready to die

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    Quote Originally Posted by passy
    y tupac so far down and where b.i.g:ready to die
    BIG is there and it's in chronological order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n00ner
    BIG is there and it's in chronological order.
    seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by n00ner
    Look at this list of 5-mic albums. Now go listen to this garbage and tell me you think it belongs on here.

    1- Run-D.M.C./ Run DMC (1984)
    2- LL Cool J/ Radio (1985)
    3- Beastie Boys/ Licensed To Ill (1986)
    4- Run-D.M.C./ Raising Hell (1986)
    5- Boogie Down Productions
    6- Eric B. & Rakim/ Paid In Full (1987)
    7- Big Daddy Kane/ Long Live The Kane (1988)
    8- Boogie Down Productions/ By All Means Necessary (1988)
    9- EPMD/ Strictly Business (1988)
    10- Jungle Brothers/ Straight Out the Jungle (1988)
    11- N.W.A/Straight Outta Compton (1988)
    12- Public Enemy/ It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
    13- Slick Rick/ The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988)
    14- Ultramagnetic MC's/ Critical Beatdown (1988)
    15- The D.O.C./ No One Can Do It Better (1989)
    16- A Tribe Called Quest/ People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
    17- Brand Nubian/ One for All (1990)
    18- Eric B. & Rakim/ Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em (1990)
    19- Geto Boys/ Grip it on That Other Level (1989)
    20- Ice Cube/ AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (1990)
    21- Main Source/ Breaking Atoms (1991)
    22- A Tribe Called Quest/ The Low-End Theory (1991)
    23- De La Soul/ De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
    24- Ice Cube/ Death Certificate (1991)
    25- Dr. Dre/ The Chronic (1992)
    26- Snoop Dogg /Doggystyle (1993)
    27- Wu-Tang Clan/ Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
    28- Nas/ Illmatic (1994)
    29- The Notorious B.I.G./ Ready To Die (1994)
    30- Scarface/ The Diary (1994)
    31- Mobb Deep/The Infamous... (1995)
    32- Raekwon/Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995)
    33- Tupac Shakur/ Me Against The World (1995)
    34- Fugees/ The Score (1996)
    35- Jay-Z/ Reasonable Doubt (1996)
    36- Tupac Shakur/ All Eyez On Me (1996)
    37- The Notorious B.I.G./ Life After Death (1997)
    38- Outkast/ Aquemini (1998)
    39- Dr. Dre/ 2001 (1999)
    40- Nas/ Stillmatic (2001)
    41- Jay-Z/ The Blueprint (2001)
    42- Scarface/ The Fix (2003)
    43- Lil Kim/ The Naked Truth (2005)

    http://rateyourmusic.com/lists/list_...ist_id_is_1761

    Regardless of the lists validity, Lil' Kim could never hold a torch to any one of those artists.

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    I thought it was proven that The Source was a biased and unreliable source for lists such as this after the 'Eminem Fiasco.'

    No?

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