Ill Na Na
|Ill Na Na|
|Studio album by Foxy Brown|
|Released||November 19, 1996|
|Genre||East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop|
|Producer||Poke and Tone, Rich Nice, Charly Charles, China Black, Divine Allah, George Pearson, Teddy Riley|
|Foxy Brown chronology|
Ill Na Na is the debut album by American rapper Foxy Brown. It was released in the United States on November 19, 1996, and on September 29, 1997 in the United Kingdom. The album spawned Brown's first hit single, "I'll Be", featuring hip-hop artist Jay-Z. The album debuted at number seven in the Billboard 200 with 109,000 copies sold in its first week and eventually sold over a million copies in the United States.
Brown went into the recording studio in 1996 to record her debut studio album. The album featured guest appearances by Blackstreet, Havoc, Method Man, Kid Capri, and Jay-Z with a majority of the production by the Trackmasters. Ill Na Na produced two hit singles, "Get Me Home" featuring Blackstreet, and "I'll Be" featuring Jay-Z. Ill Na Na was re-released in 1997.
The song "I'll Be" was ranked number 52 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
- "Intro...Chicken Coop - 3:17
- "(Holy Matrimony) Letter to The Firm" - 3:26
- "Foxy's Bells" - 3:20
- "Get Me Home" (featuring Blackstreet) - 3:49
- "The Promise" (featuring Havoc) - 4:20
- "Interlude...The Set Up" - 1:00
- "If I..." - 3:42
- "The Chase" - 3:18
- "Ill Na Na" (featuring Method Man) - 3:06
- "No One's" - 3:32
- "Fox Boogie" (featuring Kid Capri) - 3:06
- "I'll Be" (featuring Jay-Z) - 2:58
- "Outro" - 0:42
- 1997 re -release
Samples and covers
Track 2.) "(Holy Matrimony) Letter to the Firm"
Track 3.) "Foxy's Bells"
Track 4.) "Get Me Home"
Track 10.) "No One's"
Contains an interpolation of "No One's Gonna Love You" by SOS Band.
Track 12.) "I'll Be"
Contains a sample of "I'll Be Good" by René & Angela.
Track 14.) "Big Bad Mamma"
Cover of "She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)" by Carl Carlton.
Ill Na Na was released on November 19, 1996 in the United States and debuted on the Billboard 200 charts at No. 7. The album debuted at No. 2 position on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Charts, and was certified platinum by the RIAA within three months of its release. According to SoundScan, the album has sold 1.5 million in the United States. It also received a gold certification by the CRIA. "I'll Be" peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard singles chart.
Charts and certifications
|Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||2|
|United States||Platinum (RIAA)|
|United Kingdom||Silver (BPI)|
- Allmusic review
- Entertainment Weekly review
- Rhapsody review
- "Ill Na Na [CASSETTE]: Brown Foxy: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-24.