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In the same year, Brown recorded a song for the action-comedy film Rush Hour 2, Blow My Whistle, which is a collaboration with Japanese-American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada, and was written by Utada herself alongside Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. That April, Brown appeared on popular New York radio DJ Wendy Williams' radio show, and revealed the details of her relationships with Lyor Cohen, president of Def Jam Recordings at the time, and Sean "P. Brown accused both of illegally trading her recording masters.
The song is included on Def Jam's Rush Hour 2 Soundtrack, which peaked the 11th spot on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and also the 1st on the Top Soundtracks. In 2002, Brown returned to the music scene briefly with her single "Stylin'", whose remix featured rappers Birdman, her brother Gavin, Loon, and N. She also announced that Cohen had cancelled promotion for her fourth album Ill Na Na 2: The Fever over personal disagreements.
The immediate success led to a label bidding war at the beginning of 1996, and in March, Def Jam Records won and added the then 17-year-old rapper to their roster. The album sold over 109,000 copies in the first week, and debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 album charts.
Following the release of Ill Na Na, Brown joined fellow New York-based hip hop artists, Nas, AZ, and Nature to form the supergroup known as The Firm.
The album was released via Aftermath Records and was produced and recorded by the collective team of Dr.
Dre, the Trackmasters, and Steve "Commissioner" Stoute, then of Violator Entertainment.
Later, she joined the Smokin' Grooves tour hosted by the House of Blues with the headlining rap group Cypress Hill, along with other performers like Erykah Badu, The Roots, Out Kast, and The Pharcyde, the tour set to begin in Boston, Massachusetts, in the summer of 1997.
In 2019, Foxy Brown was booed off of the stage at Kandi Burrus' "Dungeon Tour" after not being able to hear anything during her set. A.’ However due to him no being able to win the bidding war, he settled for Lil’ Kim instead.
While still a teenager, Brown won a talent contest in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. In 1996, Foxy Brown, Lil' Kim, Da Brat, and Total got together for the recording of Bad Boy's remix of "No One Else".
Her upcoming visual album King Soon Come is expected to be released in 2019. Foxy has been critically-acclaimed for having a husky flow and cadence.
She is often referred to as the ‘Female Tupac’ and has also received comparisons to her male counterparts Nas and Jay-Z.
Brown was raised in Brooklyn, New York, where her father, Winston Marchand abandoned the family at a young age to pursue his career at ERAC records.