Foxy Brown was originally named Inga DeCarlo Fun Marchand. She is a professional songwriter, actress, rapper, and model from the United States. DeCarlo received her stage name from the 1974’s movie titled ‘Foxy Brown’. The talented lady has earned a lot of great achievements. She is famous for her solo career as a musician and numberless collaborations with prominent stars of the American music industry. She has been a significant part of the hip hop group known as ‘The Firm’.
The girl was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York City. She never ever thought to become a rapper, but eventually, she did. Foxy had to face a lot of criticism for her sexual appeal and raunchy lyrics, but she kept working hard to make a unique place in the hip hop industry. She has left behind many other renowned rappers by launching a platinum album. She had made several awesome appearances in music videos. Brown remained in news and gossips for her relationship with Pam Grier. She was engaged to Pam for two years, from 1997 to 1999.
The one who discovered the hidden talent of Marchand was LL Cool J. The rapper, before rising to stardom, had to face difficulties in life. Her father left the family without any sound reason, due to which she suffered from trauma alongside the rest of the family members. Later, it turned out that her father wanted to work for ERAC records. This was the reason why he left home and started pursuing a career. Foxy wanted to do something in order to support her family. So, she decided to step into the world of music and acting.
Who are Foxy Brown's Mother and Father?
Foxy was born on Sep 6, 1978, in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. Name of Brown’s mother is Judith Marchand and the father of the famous rapper is known as Winston Marchand. Her father abandoned the entire family in order to pursue his career in a label called ERAC Records. The girl belongs to Chinese Trinidadian and Dougla ancestries. She has been a very loving daughter to her parents.
Unfortunately, her father said goodbye to the family and didn’t care about them. She had to show the courage and step into the professional world to earn a livelihood for the rest of the family. The controversial personality of Foxy caused her to engage in several legal troubles. She has been in court several times.
Foxy started her professional career as a rapper. She has released many fabulous tracks thus far. First studio album from the Afro-American female rapper came out on Nov 19, 1996. The debut studio collection of songs titled ‘III Na Na’ was released through music label of Def Jam Recordings. It was a great commercial success in the late 90s. Seeing its critical acclaim, the rapper re-launched the album in the United Kingdom on Sep 29, 1997. A new song titled ‘Big Bad Mamma’ was added in the album before reissuing in the UK. People from England appreciated the singing efforts of the rising rap star.
The second studio album ‘Chyna Doll’ was released on Jan 26, 1999 in the United States. Foxy worked hard on each and every song of this particular album. She spent hours on recording sessions and made sure everything should go well. Music labels that were involved in the launch of the 2nd album were Def Jam Recordings and Violater Records. This was well-received by music enthusiasts from different countries. Brown started to gain international fame after launching two back to back hit albums.
The ‘Broken Silence’ was the third studio album from American rapper Foxy Brown. The full-length album rolled out on Jul 17, 2001, in America. More than 123,000 copies of the album were sold just in the first week of launch. This was a massive success for the rap artist. The Broken Silence broke her previous success records and peaked at number five position on the US Billboard Hot 200.
Who is Foxy Brown Dating?
From 1999 to 2000, Foxy remained in a brief relationship with fellow rapper Ricardo Emmanuel Brown (professionally known as Kurupt). They didn’t publicize their relationship in front of the media. Later in 2001, the black beauty got romantically involved with the Jamaican dancehall DJ, Spragga Benz. According to sources, she has also been in relationships with Rick Ross, Nas, and Jay Z. Brown mothered a cute baby girl on Jan 13, 2017.
How Did Foxy Brown Lose Her Hearing?
Brown suffered from hearing loss in May 2005. She couldn’t recover completely from this disease until June 2006. She refused to wear any hearing aid during that time. She was diagnosed with unexpected hear loss while the rapper was recording her music album. Foxy has undergone hear surgeries to restore her hearing ability.
How much is Foxy Brown's Net Worth?
Foxy opened her eyes in a family that suffered from financial constraints. She made her mind to become an artist and life the veil of poverty from her family. Soon after stepping into the world of rap music, she became popular and started earning a handsome amount of money. She has launched three full-length albums thus far. She has also collaborated with other music artists.
Apart from her career as a rapper, she has also portrayed different characters in movies. In 1998, she appeared as Fiancee in the romantic comedy film ‘Woo’. After a few years in 2004, Brown got featured in Jay-Z’s documentary film titled ‘Fade to Black’. According to the latest information, she has piled up $1.8 million from her professional career as a singer and actress.