Black Friday (Lil' Kim mixtape)

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Black Friday
Black Friday Lil' Kim album cover.png
Mixtape by
ReleasedFebruary 14, 2011 (2011-02-14)
GenreHip hop
LabelI.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 through PayPal, for $7.99.[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, as well as another diss song towards Minaj titled "Pissin' on 'Em".[3]


The cover of the mixtape, featuring a decapitated Nicki Minaj, was a fan's idea.[4] The mixtape's title is a play on Minaj's debut album Pink Friday. The music video for the title track was released on November 26, 2011.[5]

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".Jake Merijas of" "Section 8 Music Group" describe the release as "disjointed and too much but too little" [6] 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".[7] 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".[8]

Track listing[edit]

The track listing for the mixtape was revealed by Rap-Up.[9]

2."Pissin' On Em"3:06
3."Champagne Poppin'" (featuring Wiz Khalifa)4:23
4."Hustle Hard"1:55
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
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:75:06


  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. ^ "New Music: Lil' Kim – 'Pissin' on 'Em'". 2011-02-14. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  4. ^ "Exclusive Q&A: Lil' Kim Talks 'Black Friday,' Nicki Minaj, & Foxy Brown". 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
  5. ^ Hillary Crosley (November 26, 2010). "Lil' Kim's 'Black Friday' Dis Aims For Nicki Minaj". MTV. Retrieved February 16, 2011.
  6. ^ Fury, Kid (March 10, 2011). Kid Fury's Blog: Lil Kim 'Black Friday' Review | VIBE. Vibe. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  7. ^ Jones, Huw (March 22, 2011). Lil' Kim: Black Friday | Music Review | Slant Magazine. Slant Magazine. Retrieved on 2011-03-24.
  8. ^ "Hip-Hop Experts React To Lil Kim's 'Black Friday'". 2011-02-15. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  9. ^ "Tracklisting: Lil' Kim – 'Black Friday'". Retrieved 2012-01-16.