Broken Silence (Explicit Version) CD (2001)

Artist: Foxy Brown

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In 1995, Foxy Brown exploded onto the music scene armed with undeniable talent, a feisty attitude and uncompromising dedication to success. Since this multi-platinum debut, Foxy has gone on to release a platinum sophomore album and is now set to forge through familiar territory with her third album: ...Broken Silence. Foxy has emerged from a two year hiatus with a new attitude, a new outlook on life and a new story to tell. Her testament, Broken Silence is the perfect vehicle for the 22 year old superstar to share her personal thoughts with the millions of fans amassed throughout her six year career. The album chronicles the experiences and lessons that Foxy Brown has learned throughout her musical and personal life.


Label Uni/def Jam
SKU 60483057
UPC 731454883429
UPC 14 00731454883429
Format CD
Release Date 7/17/2001
Author Foxy Brown
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-In My Lifetime (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance R. (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 2-Hard Knock Life (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Reasonable Doubt (Explicit Version) (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Reasonable Doubt (Clean Version)
Compilation Appearance Back For The First Time (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Source Presents Hip Hop Hits Vol. 6 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance No Diggity: the Very Best Of Blackst
Compilation Appearance All World:greatest Hits Vol. 2(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance ICON:CASE(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Unfinished Business (Clean)
Compilation Appearance Vol. 1-Reggae Dancehall
Technical Info
CatalogID 5488342
Lable Name Def Jam (USA)
Released 07/17/2001
Original Release 2001
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731454883429
Musical Guests
Ronald Isley
Capone 'n' Noreaga
Young Gavin
Spragga Benz
Baby Cham
Chyna Whyte
Wayne Wonder
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Foxy Brown, Jadakiss, Capone & Noreaga, Ronald Isley, China White, Mystikal, Spragga Benz, Baby Cham, Darius, CNN, Kelis.
Producers include: EZ Elpee, Young Gavin, Robert "Shim" Kirkland, Lofey, Dave Kelly.
Engineers include: Dave Dar, Erik Steinert, David Hummel.
Recorded at The Hit Factory, Avatar Studios, and Electric Lady, New York, New York.
"Na Na Be Like" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Female Rap Solo Performance.
Personnel: Foxy Brown (vocals); Darius (vocals); Joe Davi (guitar); Spragga Benz (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Joe Quinde; Axel Niehaus.
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Hit Factory, New York, NY; Mastersound Recording Studios, VA.
Photographer: Tony Duran .
Unknown Contributor Role: Pharrell Williams.
A little more than two years after she released her sophomore album, Foxy Brown returns with a world of experiences to talk about on BROKEN SILENCE. This album is a testament to the life the hip-hop femme fatale has lived, and it's her most truthful work to date. From the vagaries of love to life's struggles to the business of music, Brown completely opens up, detailing every last secret that has haunted her career.
On "A Letter," she dedicates a verse to her mother and each of her brothers, apologizing for her mistakes. Then on "730," a bouncy track produced by Loafey, Foxy speaks directly to another woman who's trying to rain on her parade. But that doesn't mean that the entire album is about heartache, as reggae-influenced songs like "Tables Will Turn," featuring Baby Cham, and "Oh Yeah," featuring Spragga Benz, introduce a new wrinkle to Brown's rapping style. She also honors her roots by paying homage to her hometown Brooklyn on "BK Anthem."
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (8/2/01, p.64) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...Over some bodacious tracks, she employs Jamaican patois, slips oral sex past the censors and is strong enough to be vulnerable....'Pac would be proud."
Spin (9/01, p.159) - 7 out of 10 - "...SILENCE has the stark and brooding air of urban realism Before Jigga. A classic out of time, kinda like Foxy..."
Entertainment Weekly (7/20/01, p.68) - "...Hip-hop with a decidedly dancehall feel..." - Rating: B-
Vibe (6/01, pp.129-30) - 3.5 discs out of 5 - "...Succeeds largely because it gives her the opportunity to employ her swift, bottom-heavy voice...over the best backing tracks that DefJam money can buy..."
The Source (7/01, pp.179-82) - 4 mics out of 5 - "...Contains her most introspective work to date...FB's authentic reggae twang could...give KRS the Blastmaster a run for his 'bloodclot' money....she proves she can be a credible master of ceremonies on her own."
Disc 1
1 Intro-Broken Silence
2 Fallin' - (featuring Young Gavin)
3 Oh Yeah - (featuring Spragga Benz)
4 B.K. Anthem
5 Letter, The - (featuring Ron Isley)
6 730
7 Candy - (featuring Kelis)
8 Tables Will Turn - (featuring Baby Cham)
9 Hood Scriptures
10 Run Dem - (featuring Baby Cham)
11 'Bout My Paper - (featuring Mystikal)
12 Run Yo S*** - (featuring CNN)
13 Na Na Be Like
14 Gangsta Boogie
15 I Don't Care - (featuring Chyna White)
16 So Hot - (featuring Young Gavin)
17 Saddest Day - (featuring Wayne Wonder)
18 Broken Silence - (featuring Darius)
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