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Foxy_Brown is an Afro/Trini- American rapper and a Brooklyn native. She is the first female rap artist to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. She has released three albums Ill Na Na, Chyna Doll and Broken Silence. Brown also managed to join the super-group with Az, Nas & Nature, which led to one the greatest albums of all time entitled The Firm.
Foxy_Brown (Inga Marchand) was born September 6, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York. In her childhood, Brown was interested in blaxploitation films. She and her friend Lil' Kim would imagine the life under the limelight. They would sit up late nights and battle each other, and planned to take over rap together.
This was foxy's destiny and she proved it, battling Notorious B.I.G and Shyheim from Wu-tang clan. In 1994, at age 14 Foxy_Brown won a talent contest. She rapped LL Cool J's "I Shot Ya" and producer, Mr. Smith offered her a contract. Later, Jay-Z invited her to rap "Ain't No Nigga" and became his mentor. Brown was later on featured on Toni Braxton's "You're Makin' Me High" remix, Case's "Touch Me, Tease Me", Silk's "Hooked On You" remix, and Total's "No One Else".
Def Jam Records signed in Foxy_Brown and released Ill Na Na in 1996. It featured Blackstreet, Method Man and Kid Capri and was produced by the Trackmasters, Mobb Deep, Suga Bear and China. Reaching at #7 on the Billboard charts. It sold over 1.5 million copies. Even before she released her debut album her name was already well-known and her one of a kind sexy raspy voice made her unique.
In 1997, Foxy joined The Firm, a group of AZ rappers. They released The Firm: The Album under Aftermath Record. The following year, Foxy's sophomore album, Chyna Doll was issued. An album that talks about men and fashion. It featured Total, Eightball, Juvenile and Jigga Man. It sold more than 800,000 copies.
Awards & Certifications
|1997||Billboard Music Award||Nominated for Top Hot Rap Singles for "I'll Be"|
|2003||Grammy Award||Nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance Female for "Na Na Be Like"|
|1996||Ill Na Na||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|1997||The Firm, The Album||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|1999||Chyna Doll||Certified Platinum in U.S.|
|2001||Broken Silence||Certified Gold in U.S.|
|Year||Title||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Hot Rap Singles||The Billboard Hot 100||Album|
|1997||I'll Be||5||2||7||Ill Na Na|
|1998||Hot Spot||22||23||91||Chyna Doll|
|1999||I Cant||61||45||Chyna Doll|
|2001||B.K. Anthem||82||22||Broken Silence|
|2001||Oh Yeah||63||Broken Silence|
Tours & Concerts
No upcoming tours and concerts for Foxy_Brown.
November 19, 1996
November 17, 1998
June 05, 2001
|1990||Sorry (Baby Can I Hold You)||Pow Wow|
|1997||I'll Be||Mercury||Ill Na Na|
|1998||Hot Spot||Def Jam||Chyna Doll|
|1999||I Cant||Def Jam||Chyna Doll|
|2001||B.K. Anthem||Broken Silence|
|2001||Candy||Polygram International||Broken Silence|
|2001||Oh Yeah||Universal||Broken Silence|
|2005||Come Fly With Me||Def Jam||Black Roses|
- She stands 5'2".
- She was sentenced to a probation period of three years after pleading guilty to assault charges on two people.
- She has appeared on several magazine covers including XXL, Vibe, The Source, King, Esscense, Jet, and Rides Magazine.
- Shawnna a rapper is a fan of Foxy_Brown.