“I can’t rock with you no more…”
As the bad gyal of rap, Foxy Brown, celebrates 18 years since the release of her #01 Billboard album Chyna Doll, we at MusicXcluisves want to highlight this Throwback Thursday to shed light on the album’s second single and video, “I Can’t.”
Released in March of 1999, the single receieved very little airplay and light rotation on major video channels like MTV and BET, but the song has remained a fan favorite over the years. The single featured R&B Bad Boy trio Total and was produced by Ty Fyffe. The single also sampled “Everything She Wants” by Wham! (RIP George Michael) and reached #61 on the Billboard &B/Hip Hop Singles & Track chart.
In the video, Foxy is investigating her boyfriend, whom she suspects is cheating on her while rapping about keeping one’s man in check. Total accompanies the rap vixen in furs in a blue-themed background. Foxy later finds out her boyfriend was sneaking around to find the perfect diamond for his girl.
Foxy Brown hasn’t made a alot of appearances on the music scene, but when she performs live it is customary for her to add “I Can’t” to her set list. Since she recently celebrated the 20 year anniversary of her debut album Ill Na Na, what do you think should be next in her musical saga? Check out the music video below, reminisce and then let us know what you think! Also, be sure to give Foxy Brown a shoutout on Twitter and on her very active Instagram page!