Broken Silence (Foxy Brown album)

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Broken Silence
Brokensilence.jpg
Studio album by Foxy Brown
Released July 17, 2001 (2001-07-17)
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 72:15
Label Def Jam
Producer

Young Gavin, Dave Kelly, The Neptunes, Robert Kirkland, Ski, Lofey, Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, Kenya "

Fame Flames" Miller, DJ Clue?
Foxy Brown chronology
Chyna Doll
(1999)
Broken Silence
(2001)
Thelma & Louise: The Beginning (with Lil' Kim) (2018)
Singles from Broken Silence
  1. "Oh Yeah"
    Released: May 4, 2001 (2001-05-04)
  2. "B.K Anthem"
    Released: May 4, 2001 (2001-05-04)
  3. "Candy"
    Released: August 21, 2001 (2001-08-21)
  4. "Tables Will Turn"
    Released: December 11, 2001 (2001-12-11)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B− link
HipHopDX.com 4/5 stars link
RapReviews.com 7/10 stars link
NME (7/10) link
Vibe 3.5/5 stars link

Broken Silence is the third full-length studio album and fourth recording by American female hip-hop artist Foxy Brown. It was released on July 17, 2001. The album debuted at #5 on Billboard Hot 100 with first week sales of 123,000 copies. To date the album has sold 553,000 copies in the U.S and more than 1 million copies worldwide. It is certified Gold by the RIAA. This is currently Foxy's only album to be released in the 2000s, being her last studio album.

Album information[edit]

Foxy Brown began recording a more street-oriented album, much different from her mainstream image with Chyna Doll.

The album was co-written by former 1 Life 2 Live member Juan "Red Handed" Cordova.[1] It was nominated for a Grammy in 2003, two years after its release.

Rapper Nicki Minaj has stated that this album was a huge influence to her as a young girl.

Singles[edit]

"Oh Yeah" is the first single from Trinidadian American female hip-hop artist Foxy Brown's third album Broken Silence. The music video was shot in Jamaica in the middle of 2001. It starts with Foxy Brown rapping in a forest near the river and later with her then boyfriend and the track's featuring artist Spragga Benz.

"BK Anthem", a song that was originally recorded and released as a street single in late 2000 was released as a B-side to the "Oh Yeah"s single. The music video was shot with a camcorder style. The song peaked at number 82 on the U.S. Billboard R&B charts and failed to make the Billboard Hot 100

The final single released from "Broken Silence" was "Tables Will Turn", it was released in late 2001. The single features Baby Cham, who is now recognised as Cham. The Music video finished with a snippet of the then very popular album song Candy.

"Candy" was never officially released, only as a vinyl release.[2] The song had no official video, and Brown refused to concede to Def Jams wishes to release the song, based on its huge popularity, instead, preferring to release Tables Will Turn. Despite this, and the fact it had little to no official promotion, no music video, it was hugely successful on the radio; it managed to chart at 48 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Track Chart and number 10 on the Rap charts. "Candy" is the highest charted song from the album. The song was also featured on many soundtracks, noticeably, the film The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Dark Angel Sound track [3] and Friday after next.

Track listing[edit]

Broken Silence — Standard version
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)[4] Length
1. "Intro - Broken Silence" Inga Marchand, Lamont Porter EZ Elpee, Axel Niehaus, Erik Steinert, Young Gavin 2:16
2. "Fallin'" (featuring Young Gavin) I. Marchand, Gavin Marchand, Franklin Crum, Salah El Sharnoubi, Mohamed El Bana Livin' Proof, Young Gavin 3:09
3. "Oh Yeah" (featuring Spragga Benz) I. Marchand, Bob Marley, Carlton Grant, Eddie Hill, Frederick Hibbert Eddie Scoresazy 4:21
4. "B.K. Anthem" I. Marchand, Robert Kirkland Robert "Shim" Kirkland 4:19
5. "The Letter" (featuring Ronald Isley) I. Marchand, David Willis, Georges Garvarentz, Sheila Fergson Ski 6:58
6. "730" I. Marchand, Dennis DeYoung, Michael Sandlofer Lofey 4:13
7. "Candy" (featuring Kelis) I. Marchand, Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams The Neptunes 3:44
8. "Tables Will Turn" (featuring Baby Cham) I. Marchand, Dameon Beckett, Dave Kelly Dave Kelly 3:32
9. "Hood Scriptures" I. Marchand, G. Marchand, Crum, Eliya Abu Shedid, Yaacoub Al Khubayzi Livin' Proof, Young Gavin 3:47
10. "Run Dem" (featuring Baby Cham) I. Marchand, Beckett, Kelly Kelly 3:58
11. "'Bout My Paper" (featuring Mystikal) I. Marchand, Michael Tyler, Willis, Friedmann Joseh Ski 4:00
12. "Run Yo Shit" (featuring Capone-N-Noreaga) I. Marchand, G. Marchand, Kiam Holley, Victor Santiago, Kirkland, Tamir Ruffin, Kirkland, Nokio (co.) 4:32
13. "Nana Be Like" I. Marchand, Ruffin Nokio 3:35
14. "Gangsta Boogie" I. Marchand, Hugo, Williams, James McCants, LeRoy McCants The Neptunes 4:14
15. "I Don't Care" (featuring Kori) I. Marchand, G. Marchand Live Wire, Young Gavin 2:19
16. "So Hot" (featuring Young Gavin) I. Marchand, G. Marchand DJ Clue, Ken "Duro" Ifill 3:43
17. "Saddest Day" (featuring Wayne Wonder) I. Marchand, Anthony Kelly, Von Wayne Charles Tony "CD" Kelly 4:44
18. "Broken Silence" (additional vocals: Darius) I. Marchand, G. Marchand, RaaShaun Casey, Renan Thybulle, Richard Page, Steve George, John Lang DJ Envy, Mono, Young Gavin 4:59
Total length: 72:15

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
Position
Canadian Albums Charts 17
French Albums Chart 49
German Albums Chart 26
Swiss Albums Chart 15
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 5
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

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