A New Breed of Female

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A New Breed of Female
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Studio album by II Tru
Released September 9, 1997
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre Hip hop
Length 51:08
Label Relativity
Producer Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Archie Blaine
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A New Breed of Female is the only studio album by II Tru, released on September 9, 1997, through Relativity Records.

Background[edit]

II Tru, composed of female rappers Jhaz and Brina, were discovered by fellow Cleveland natives, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, who in turn invited the duo to join their newly formed collective, Mo Thugs Family. They made their debut on Mo Thugs' first album Family Scriptures, appearing on three songs. After the success of the album, Mo Thugs founders Krayzie Bone and Layzie Bone gave both II Tru and the Poetic Hustla'z a chance to record an album. A New Breed of Female was the first studio album released from the Mo Thugs collective when it was released on September 9, 1997. Krayzie Bone and Layzie Bone served as executive producers on the album while Archie Blaine, who produced several tracks on Family Scriptures, produced the music.[1]

Along with a single, a music video was released for "Ballers Flossin", though it failed to make it to the Billboard charts.[2] The album, at present, is unavailable on iTunes.

Reception[edit]

The album failed to live up to the expectations provided by the success of the platinum-selling Family Scriptures. It peaked at No. 194 on the Billboard 200, dropping off the chart after only one week, and No. 49 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, dropping off after four weeks.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "New Breed of Female" (Acapella)- 0:59
  2. "New Breed of Female"- 4:41
  3. "Are You Ready" (Skit)- 0:22
  4. "Are You Ready"- 4:16
  5. "Ballers Flossin"- 5:04
  6. "Shyste"- 4:18
  7. "Promises" (Skit)- 0:47
  8. "Promises"- 4:43
  9. "So High"- 4:30 (featuring Krayzie Bone and Layzie Bone)
  10. "I Got Yo Back"- 4:39 (featuring Sin and Tombstone)
  11. "Back Door"- 4:10
  12. "Two Hits and Pass"- 3:39 (featuring Flesh-n-Bone, Ken Dawg, Sin and Tombstone)
  13. "Summer Time"- 3:22 (featuring Ken Dawg)
  14. "Before I Die"- 1:52
  15. "Mothers Reminisce"- 3:46

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Billboard 200 194
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 49
Billboard Top Heatseekers 14

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