Foxy Brown

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Inga Marchand, 6 September 1979, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Marchand grew up with another future female rap star, Lil’ Kim, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Naming herself after the eponymous Pam Grier character in the cult blaxploitation movie, Brown’s rapid rise to fame began when, at the age of 15, she won a talent contest in Brooklyn. She was invited by Trackmasterz, who were working on LL Cool J’s 1995 set Mr. Smith, to add a rap to a remix of ‘I Shot Ya’. The song proved to be a highly successful single, leading to further high profile guest appearances on tracks by Total (‘No One Else’), Toni Braxton (‘You’re Makin’ Me High’) and Case (‘Touch Me, Tease Me’). Her provocative rap on Jay-Z’s ‘Ain’t No Nigga’ (‘Ain’t no nigga like the one I got/sleeps around but he gives me a lot’) established her highly sexual and ultra confident persona, which came as a...

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