Ill Na Na 2: The Fever

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Ill Na Na 2: The Fever
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Studio album by Foxy Brown
Released Shelved/Leaked
Recorded October 2001 — March 2003
Genre Hip hop
Label Def Jam, Bad Boy
Foxy Brown chronology
Broken Silence
Ill Na Na 2: The Fever
Brooklyn Don Diva

Ill Na Na 2: The Fever was intended to be the fourth full-length studio album and fifth recording by American hip-hop artist Foxy Brown. Scheduled for a May 6, 2003 release date, the album was cancelled due to disagreements between Foxy Brown and Bad Boy CEO Sean Combs.


Brown began recording the follow-up album to her previous release Broken Silence in the summer of 2001.[1] Early in April 2002, she decided to title it Ill Na Na 2: The Fever.[2] Amid rumors that Brown wanted to leave Def Jam, the album was initially to be released on July 2, 2002.[3] In the middle of that month, Sean Combs offered to be co-executive producer.[4] With a tentative release date of November 19, the first single would be the remix of "Stylin'", featuring Loon, Birdman, N.O.R.E., and Brown's brother Gavin.[5] With a delayed release to May 2003 and plans to produce the album more like her latest (Broken Silence) rather than her original Ill Na Na, Brown started working with R&B singers Anita Baker[6] and Lauryn Hill[7] on the album in early 2003, and "I Need A Man" became the lead single.[6] On April 16, 2003, Brown announced in an interview on The Wendy Williams Show on New York City radio station WBLS that she decided to terminate work on the album; the album would have been released on May 6.[8]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. Magnetic
  3. We Makin It
  4. Why Why Why
  5. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
  6. Open Book
  7. Jumpin
  8. Streets Love Me
  9. The Original
  10. Memory Lane
  11. All My Life
  12. I Need A Man
  13. Fan Letter
  14. Superfreak


  1. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2001-10-05). "Foxy Brown Recording Hard On Heels Of Broken Silence". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  2. ^ "For The Record: Quick News On Britney Spears, Foxy Brown, Tantric, Jay-Z, Tiffany & More". MTV News. 2002-04-01. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  3. ^ Anderson, Brett (2002-04-05). "Foxy Brown Leaving Def Jam?". Yahoo! Music. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  4. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2002-07-15). "P. Diddy In Director's Chair For Foxy Brown's Ill Na Na 2". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  5. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2002-09-23). "Cam'ron, Foxy Brown, N.O.R.E. On Illest Tour". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  6. ^ a b Oh, Minya (2003-02-12). "Foxy Brown Battles An 'Ill' Fever, Performs With Anita Baker On New LP". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  7. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2003-02-27). "Foxy Brown Claims She's Misunderstood, Collaborates With Lauryn Hill On New LP". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-03-29. 
  8. ^ "Foxy Brown's 'Ill Na Na 2' Shelved Indefinitely". Yahoo! Music. 2003-04-22. Retrieved 2009-03-29.