The middling sales and mixed reception of 2000’s Broken Silence haven’t slowed down Foxy Brown’s quest to stake her claim to hip-hop queendom. The Brooklyn bad girl is so focused on ruling again that she’s back in the studio in hopes of releasing her second album in less than a year in early 2002.
“BK Made Me,” the first song from the project, is already surfacing on mixtapes. It finds Brown rapping about depression and a tragedy-filled life over a soulful piano-fueled beat.
“Got dreams of ending this bitch/ My life is miserable/ Make me end this sh–/ Find my ass in critical,” she rhymes on the single. “No/ My nightmares come frequent like they rituals/ But my words come swift/ Divine like the pinnacle.”
“Broken Silence was for the streets,” Brown’s brother and co-executive producer Anton Marchand said Thursday. “This album, we want to keep the streets as well as take the mainstream, make big radio songs.”
Anton said it was too early to disclose any guests who might appear on the untitled project. He did say his sister plans to record with the Trackmasters and some of the other producers she worked with on her platinum-plus 1996 debut, Ill Na Na.
Broken Silence, her third album following 1998’s Chyna Doll, isn’t selling nearly as well as Brown’s debut. Released July 17, the gold-certified LP has already slipped off the Billboard 200 albums chart.
On Wednesday, Foxy announced on New York radio station WBLS that her next album would be out by Christmas. Marchand, though, said an early-2002 release is more realistic.
Foxy is scheduled to shoot the video for “Candy,” a single from Broken Silence, within the next couple of weeks, a Def Jam spokesperson said.