Brooklyn's Don Diva

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Brooklyn's Don Diva
Mixtape by Foxy Brown
Released United States May 13, 2008 (2008-05-13)
United Kingdom June 2, 2008 (2008-06-02)
Japan July 16, 2008 (2008-07-16)
Recorded Chung King Studios, New York; 2007
Genre Hip hop
  • 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
Black Roses
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 47/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating 3/5 stars link
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link 3/5 stars link
Okayplayer (36/100) link
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars link (7.0/10) 2008
Spin 2/5 stars
Singles from Brooklyn's Don Diva
  1. "We Don't Surrender (feat. Grafh)"
    Released: September 25, 2007
  2. "When the Lights Go Out (feat. Kira)"
    Released: November 13, 2007
  3. "Star Cry"
    Released: February 12, 2008

Brooklyn's Don Diva is the debut mixtape by American hip-hop artist Foxy Brown.[2] Released on May 13, 2008,[3] 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.[4]

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 (ft. Grafh) 4:06
  3. We're On Fire (ft. Mavado) 4:23
  4. Dreams of Fucking a D-Boy (ft. Jay Rush) 3:09
  5. When the Lights Go Out (ft. Kira) 3:35
  6. Never Heard This Before (ft. Dwele) 4:12
  7. Too Real (ft. AZ) 2:54
  8. Star Cry 4:30
  9. Why1 4:12
  10. She Wanna Rude Bwoy (ft. Demarco) 3:30
  11. The Quan (ft. Lady Saw)1 3:47
  12. Bulletproof Love/One Love (ft. Lil' Mo) 3:49
  13. How We Get Down (ft. Grafh & Prinz) 4:30
  14. We Set the Pace (ft. Morgan Heritage & Spragga Benz) 4:25
  15. The Quan (Bonus Track) (ft. Lady Saw) (Hip Hop Mix) 3:45

1 Originally set to be on her shelved studio album, Ill Na Na 2: The Fever[5]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ NicoDaFlagburna (2008-05-13). "Brooklyn's Don Diva Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Brooklyn's Don Diva". MTV. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  4. ^ Roberts, Anthony (2008-02-01). "Foxy Brown Delays Album, "BK Don Diva" Awaits Release From Jail". Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  5. ^ 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.