Brooklyn's Don Diva

Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. This “mix­tape album” decently whets the appetite.
  2. A couple tracks and a few stray lines aside, these verses could have been dashed off by the MC at just about any earlier point in her career.
  3. Despite the tabloid-worthy subject matter, a couple of bangers are invigorating, with Foxy spitting fiercely over a dark, stomping beat on 'How We Get Down.' But she also gets stuck in rote braggadocio.
  4. Brooklyn’s Don Diva isn’t a stellar offering, but it’s not terrible either.
  5. Take Foxy Brown's (belated) fourth album, Brooklyn's Don Diva, as the latest missed opportunity.
  6. Spin
    40
    Fox gets tripped up by uninspired rap-reggae mashups, electro-pop beats better suited for Nelly Furtado, and rhymes that dwell on designer labels and raunchy sex. [Mar 2008, p.98]
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 12, 2013
    0
    I just don't know where it went wrong, her lyricism fell short, her flow somewhat didn't seem convincing. I LIVE for the ill na na but hadI just don't know where it went wrong, her lyricism fell short, her flow somewhat didn't seem convincing. I LIVE for the ill na na but had lost all faith when i heard this album. it seemed rushed and i felt cheated, waiting so long for foxy and had been let down. This all happened after Lil' Kim owned her lyrically. Full Review »
  2. Jan 27, 2011
    5
    Somewhere in the mix are good hip-hop foundations that are let down by ordinary productions, average flows and middle-of-the-road lyricalSomewhere in the mix are good hip-hop foundations that are let down by ordinary productions, average flows and middle-of-the-road lyrical content. There is no attempt at any originality but the rhythms and rhymes are strong enough to meet audience expectations. It is the type of album you would listen to once and then forget about. This is not to say its a bad album but the sounds are forgettable and Foxy Brown's style is hugely out of fashion right now in 2008. The standout track is 'The Quan' which sounds great thanks to Lady Saw. 5/10 48/100 Full Review »