Brooklyn's Don Diva

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Brooklyn's Don Diva
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Mixtape by Foxy Brown
Released May 13, 2008 (2008-05-13) (US)
June 2, 2008 (2008-06-02) (UK)
July 16, 2008 (2008-07-16) (JP)
Recorded Chung King Studios, New York; 2007
Genre Hip hop
Label
Producer
  • Street Radio
  • Matheo
  • Jamal Doctor
  • Arnold Mischkulning
  • John 'Jayd' Daniels
  • Fizzy Womack
  • Stereotype
  • Young Gavin
Foxy Brown chronology
Ill Na Na 2: The Fever Brooklyn's Don Diva
(2008)
King Soon Come
(2018)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic47/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com3/5 stars[2]
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[3]
DJBooth.net3/5 stars[4]
Okayplayer36/100[5]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[6]
RapReviews.com7.0/10[7]
Spin2/5 stars

Brooklyn's Don Diva is the first mixtape by American rapper Foxy Brown.[8] Released on May 13, 2008,[9] it was intended to be the follow-up to 2001's Broken Silence. According to Rolling Stone magazine, the album would be released prior to Black Roses, the album that she has been working on since 2004 and was recorded in Chung King Studios in New York City. Several tracks ("When the Lights Go Out", "We Don't Surrender", "Star Cry") have been released to iTunes, as intended singles to promote the street album. A couple of beats were produced by Polish beatmaker Matheo.

The album's release had been delayed multiple times, primarily due to Foxy Brown's jail sentence.[10]

Chart performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 83 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 8 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Brooklyn's Don Diva" – 2:36
  2. "We Don't Surrender" (featuring Grafh) – 4:06
  3. "We're On Fire" (featuring Mavado) – 4:23
  4. "Dreams of Fucking a D-Boy" (featuring Jay Rush) – 3:09
  5. "When the Lights Go Out" (featuring Kira) – 3:35
  6. "Never Heard This Before" (featuring Dwele) – 4:12
  7. "Too Real" (featuring AZ) – 2:54
  8. "Star Cry" – 4:30
  9. "Why"[a] – 4:12
  10. "She Wanna Rude Bwoy" (featuring Demarco) – 3:30
  11. "The Quan" (featuring Lady Saw)[a] – 3:47
  12. "Bulletproof Love/One Love" (featuring Lil' Mo) – 3:49
  13. "How We Get Down" (featuring Grafh and Prinz) – 4:30
  14. "We Set the Pace" (featuring Morgan Heritage and Spragga Benz) – 4:25
  15. "The Quan" (Bonus Track) (featuring Lady Saw) (Hip Hop Mix) – 3:45

Notes

  • ^[a] – Originally set to be on her shelved studio album, Ill Na Na 2: The Fever[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brooklyn's Don Diva by Foxy Brown". metacritic.com.
  2. ^ "link". about.com.
  3. ^ AllMusic Review
  4. ^ "Foxy Brown - Brooklyn's Don Diva - Album Review, Stream - Hip Hop Albums - DJBooth". DJBooth.
  5. ^ "- Foxy Brown - Okayplayer". archive.org. 17 May 2008.
  6. ^ "Album Reviews". Rolling Stone.
  7. ^ "Foxy Brown :: Brooklyn's Don Diva :: Black Roses/Koch Records". www.rapreviews.com.
  8. ^ NicoDaFlagburna (2008-05-13). "Brooklyn's Don Diva Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  9. ^ "Brooklyn's Don Diva". MTV. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  10. ^ Roberts, Anthony (2008-02-01). "Foxy Brown Delays Album, "BK Don Diva" Awaits Release From Jail". SOHH.com. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  11. ^ Checkoway, Laura (2007-11-13). "Preview Foxy Brown's Fierce "Brooklyn's Don Diva": "The Biggest Comeback Since Mimi"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2008-03-04.