Black Friday (Lil' Kim mixtape)

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Black Friday
Black Friday Lil' Kim album cover.png
Mixtape by Lil' Kim
Released February 14, 2011 (2011-02-14)
Genre Hip hop
Length 75:06
Label I.R.S. Records
  • Lil' Kim (exec.)
  • Fendi (exec.)
Lil' Kim chronology
Ms. G.O.A.T.
Black Friday
Hard Core

Black Friday is the second mixtape by American rapper Lil' Kim, released on February 14, 2011.[1] The title track is a response to Nicki Minaj's song "Roman's Revenge".[2] The mixtape also contains the track "Grindin’ Makin’ Money," a collaboration which features rappers Birdman and Nicki Minaj, which Kim claims ignited the feud between her and Minaj,[3] as well as another diss song towards Minaj titled "Pissin' on 'em".[4]


Jones released Black Friday in 2011.

Critical reception[edit]

Black Friday was panned by music critics. Kid Fury of Vibe described its content as "tragic shit" and commented that the mixtape "lacks consistency, edge, and originality".[5] Slant Magazine's Huw Jones gave it one-and-a-half out of five stars and felt that its production lacks "originality". Jones also panned Lil Kim's lyrics and disses towards Minaj as "inane", writing that "there are some pert jabs dotted among the tactless insults, but for the most part, it's a senseless rant".[6] Kazeem Famuyide of The Source wrote that "I know it's a dated name ... but I don't think it’s that crazy as far as appealing to her hardcore fan base". Jozen Cummings of XXL wrote facetiously, "It's not that we refuse to pay for music, we'd just much rather have an option to not do it. If you force any price tag on us without giving us a decent amount of free music to sample from, we're scoffing at that $9.99".[7]

Track listing[edit]

The track list for the mixtape was revealed by Rap-Up.[3]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   2:07
2. "Pissin' On Em"   3:06
3. "Champagne Poppin'" (featuring Wiz Khalifa) 4:23
4. "Hustle Hard"   1:55
5. "M.O.E."   2:55
6. "Killin' Em" (featuring Fabolous) 3:21
7. "6 Foot Tall"   3:56
8. "Clap Clap" (I.R.S.) 3:47
9. "Kimmy Girl" (featuring Keri Hilson) 2:12
10. "Gimme Brain"   2:59
11. "Cheatin'" (featuring Rihanna) 4:32
12. "Exclusive Radio Interview"   16:16
13. "Grindin' Makin' Money" (featuring Birdman and Nicki Minaj) 3:38
14. "Racks"   2:53
15. "Pussy Callin'" (featuring Lil Boosie) 3:13
16. "Black Friday"   5:02
17. "Faded" (featuring Red Café and Rick Ross) 3:38
18. "IRS Freestyle"   4:19
19. "Lights, Camera, Action"   2:08
20. "Buy U Music" (featuring Keri Hilson) 2:46
Total length:


  1. ^ Alvin Blanco (February 16, 2011). "Hip Hop Experts React To Lil Kim's 'Black Friday'". Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lil’Kim’s Upcoming Mixtape Takes Another Shot at Nicki Minaj". New York Magazine. January 27, 2011. Retrieved February 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Tracklisting: Lil’ Kim – ‘Black Friday’". Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  4. ^ "New Music: Lil’ Kim – ‘Pissin’ on ‘Em’". 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  5. ^ Fury, Kid (March 10, 2011). Kid Fury's Blog: Lil Kim 'Black Friday' Review | VIBE. Vibe. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  6. ^ Jones, Huw (March 22, 2011). Lil' Kim: Black Friday | Music Review | Slant Magazine. Slant Magazine. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  7. ^ "Hip-Hop Experts React To Lil Kim’s ‘Black Friday’". 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2012-01-16.