Foxy Brown (born Inga Marchand on September 6, 1978 or 1979 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rapper of Trinidadian and Asian descent known for her solo work as well as numerous collaborations and a brief stint as part of hip-hop supergroup The Firm. She has released three solo albums: Ill Na Na (1996), Chyna Doll (1999), and Broken Silence (2001). After a bitter split with her record label Def Jam in 2003, Brown ended up in label limbo. In 2004 childhood friend/collaborator Jay-Z resigned Brown to Def Jam and his Rocafella Records label, when he became the President of Def Jam Records. In 1999 she made music history when her album Chyna Doll entered the Billboard 200 album chart at No.1, she is the only female rapper in the history of music to do so.
In 2005 while in the midst of recording her fourth studio album Black Roses, Brown faced another hardship when she was diagnosed with sensorineural hearing loss. The hearing impairment took 100f Brown's hearing, but 20