Lil' Kim The Naked Truth (Atlantic) Anyone looking for a good role model would do well to steer clear of Lil' Kim. Not because the 30-year-old always talks about sex and rarely manages to keep her clothes on - but because Lil' Kim (or Kimberley Jones as she's referred to in police reports) is now serving a 366-day prison sentence for her conviction on charges stemming from a 2001 shoot-out outside a New York radio station, after which she was finally convicted of perjury after covering up for others involved in the crime. So, naturally, this is the perfect time to release an album called The Naked Truth. Musically speaking, it's full of juicy funk breaks and suitably alluring percussive beats, as if Lil' Kim is dangling her jewellery in front of the microphone. I Know You See Me is great, thanks to its breezy horn samples; unfortunately Kim gets in the way with her boasting about wearing 'Marc Jacobs' and being 'the female Scarface'. Give us a break, girl, that's one of the biggest cliches in the rap repertoire. Put Your Lighters Up works well - a Crazy in Love for all the bad girls. Of course, Kim will have to wait until she's out of the slammer to even get her hands on her own lighter, but there you go. Her attempt at getting back at all the snipers and naysayers is, unfortunately, too playground to be taken seriously, with its chorus of 'Shut up, bitch!' fairly self explanatory. 'You ain't payin my bills/ So you ain't saying nothing/ Ain't keepin' it real/ then you need to stop frontin',' she rhymes. Keeping it real means doing time? Now that's a bum rap.