Where did the time go?
When the world was first introduced to Brooklyn-bred Inga Fung Marchand, professionally known as Foxy Brown, she was but a teenager who wasn’t shy about rapping about provocative things. She happened to be very good at it, appearing on hits like “Touch Me, Tease Me” for Case and “Ain’t No Ni–a” for Jay-Z, and having her own hits, including “Get Me Home,” “I’ll Be” and “Big Bad Mamma.” She went on to release four albums, including a collaborative effort with supergroup The Firm (Nas and AZ), and has since become one of the iconic names in rap. She’s also, unfortunately, come across her fair share of beefs and legal trouble, even doing time in 2007 and early 2008. But the rapper has been able to come out of such struggles on the other side, and even went on to welcome her first child a daughter, in 2017 and appear on Nicki Minaj’s Queen album, reminding people that she’s still got it.
After starting her career nearly 25 years ago, Foxy Brown has come a long way and is certainly not the young girl she was when she entered the rap game after winning a talent show in Brooklyn. She turns 41 today, and we thought a nice way to show you how far she’s come and how much she’s changed would be to look back at some classic photos of the Trinidadian MC. Hit the flip to see her transformation from teen spitter with the thin brows to one of the great women in Hip-Hop that she is today.