Jon Caramanica of the Boston Phoenix reviewed Lil’ Kim’s latest effort, ‘La Bella Mafia’. He writes, “This is Lil’ Kim’s third album, and one that’s been in the making for almost three years. Compared with the lightheartedly sexual tone of her earlier recordings, it’s positively dour. Sure, there’s plenty of hypersexual game playing, but for each racy tune, a new incarnation — we’ll call her Kim the Grim — takes a turn at the mike. The result is a more complex Lil’ Kim persona: sassy yet faithful, scheming yet sincere, high-strung yet low-down.” The full review at bostonphoenix.com has since been removed.