Since 1984: Foxy Brown Releases Debut Album “Ill Na Na” 17 Years Ago!

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17 Years Ago today (November 19, 1996), Foxy Brown released her debut album “ll Na Na” is the debut album on Def Jam Recordings.

The album spawned Brown’s first hit single, “I’ll Be”, featuring hip-hop artist Jay-Z. The album has sold over a million copies in the United States.

Brown went into the recording studio in 1996 to record her debut studio album. The album featured guest appearances by Blackstreet, Havoc, Method Man, Kid Capri, and Jay-Z with a majority of the production by the Trackmasters. Ill Na Na produced two hit singles, “Get Me Home” featuring Blackstreet, and “I’ll Be” featuring Jay-Z. Ill Na Na was re-released in 1997.

The song “I’ll Be” was ranked number 52 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

Ill Na Na was released on November 19, 1996 in the United States and debuted on the Billboard 200 charts at No. 7. The album debuted at No. 2 position on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Charts, and was certified platinum by the RIAA within three months of its release.[5] According to SoundScan, the album has sold 1.5 million in the United States. It also received a gold certification by the CRIA. “I’ll Be” peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard singles chart. – Wikipedia

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