Inga Marchand aka Foxy Brown exploded on the scene on LL Cool J's classic posse joint I Shot Ya. From there she blazed remixes of "Touch Me Tease Me" by Case, "You're Makin Me High" by T. Braxton.
Her duet w/ fellow Brooklynite Jay-Z spawned a classic single in "Ain't No N*gga". all at the age of 16.
After a strong bidding war, Fox signed to Def Jam and dropped her debut album Ill Na Na.
Featuring production by Trackmasters and a big lead single "Take Me Home" ft. Blackstreet, the album sold 6 million albums worldwide.
While on hiatus, Fox joined the modern day (at the time) supergroup the Firm consisting of Nas, AZ, Cormega. The Firm album was number 1 on the Billboard 200 and is certified platinum at this point.
Fox followed up w/ her 1999 release, Chyna Doll, which is certified platinum.
After numerous well-publicized run-ins with the law, Foxy released Broken Silence in 2001, with lead single BK Anthem. This album displayed more of a Carribean influence
After debuting @ #5 on Billboard 200 it went on to become certified gold.
Her most recent independent effort, Brooklyn's Don Diva was released this May.
1995: "I Shot Ya (Remix)" (with LL Cool J, Keith Murray, Fat Joe and Mobb Deep; from Mr. Smith)
1995: "Hooked On You (Remix)" (with Silk)
1996: "One For The Money (Remix)" (with Horace Brown)
1996: "Touch Me, Tease Me" (with Case and Mary J. Blige; from Case)
1996: "No One Else (remix)" (with Total feat. Lil' Kim & Da Brat)
1996: "Affirmative Action" (with Nas, AZ and Cormega); "Watch Them Niggas" (with Nas); (from It Was Written)
1996: "You're Makin' Me High (Remix)" (with Toni Braxton; from Secrets)
1996: "Ain't No Nigga" (with Jay-Z; from Reasonable Doubt)
1997: "Love Is All We Need/All We Need Is Love (Remix)" (with Mary J. Blige; from Share My World)
2000: "Thong Song (Remix)" (with Sisqo; from Nutty Professor II: The Klumps)
2000: "What's Your Fantasy (Remix)" (with Ludacris, Trina & Shawnna; from Back for the First Time)
2001: "Blow My Whistle" (with Utada Hikaru; from Rush Hour 2)
2002: "Dope Boyz (Remix)" (with T.I.; from I'm Serious)
2002: "Nothing (Remix)" (with N.O.R.E. and P.Diddy); from God's Favorite
2003: "Whatcha Gonna Do" (from Bringing Down The House Soundtrack)
2003: "Too Much For Me" (DJ Kayslay featuring Nas, Baby and Foxy Brown; from The Streetsweeper Vol 1)
2003: "Talkin' To Me" (with Amerie)
2004: "Pretty Girl Bullshit" (with Mario Winans; from Hurt No More and Bad Boys 2)
2005: "You Already Know (Remix)" (with 112; from Pleasure & Pain)
2006: "Hmm Hmm (Remix)" (with Beenie Man; from Undisputed)
2007: "Feelin' Like This (Remix) (with Cleo
Foxy Brown introduced a flamboyance and braggadocious style in her lyrics and fashion that was never before seen from a female MC. Combine that with the raunchiness in her lyrics that prior to her was considered "un-ladylike".
Foxy Brown's emergence on the scene spawned a complete change in female lyrics and image across the industry. Foxy had many imitators and admirers. As female artists of the late 80's early 90's looked up to MC Lyte, Roxanne Shante, and Queen Latifah, today's artists looked at Foxy Brown for inspiration to carry the torch.
Based on the facts, does Foxy Brown make the Hip-Hop Hall of Fame?? Discuss.