"I'll Be" was the second single released from Foxy Brown's debut album, Ill Na Na, produced by the Trackmasters and featuring Jay-Z.
Released on March 4, 1997, "I'll Be" quickly became a huge hit, peaking at 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, at the time becoming both Foxy Brown and Jay-Z's highest charting single. Two months after its release on May 2, "I'll Be" was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 copies. To date it remains Foxy Brown's only solo top 40 single and her only to earn a certification.
The song sampled René & Angela's 1985 hit "I'll Be Good".
In 2008, The song was ranked number 52 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
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