Brooklyn rap veteran Foxy Brown is showing no signs of slowing down her return to music-making and has hinted at possible new tunes stirring up with Pharrell Williams.
Although Foxy held back on the details, she did name-drop the Neptunes hitmaker.
It was only right that MTV invite some of Brooklyn’s own to their first VMAs in the borough. Before VIBE wrapped up on the red carpet and went inside for the big show, Foxy Brown made a late appearance on her way in. While we only had a few minutes to chat, Fox let us in on a special studio session. “It’s surreal,” Fox says about Brooklyn’s first VMAs. “I just left the studio, actually, but that’s a surprise. But you seen my boy Pharell, right? Hint hint!” Foxy plans to release a new mixtape later this year. (VIBE)
Recently, the Don Diva said it would take a lot to make her part ways with her Def Jam label.
“There have been offers, of course. I’ve only been signed to one label my entire career, which is Def Jam.” The rapper in fact signed a distribution deal with E1 Music in 2007 for her Black Rose Entertainment label, but failed to put out an LP during its duration. “My bar is set so high that any label that I go to now has to be an incredible situation for me — financially and spiritually,” Brown said. “I’m on this whole maturation journey; I’m a different person.” The 34-year-old’s fourth studio album, tentatively titled Bandz Up, is in the early stages of recording, though she did debut a title track back in July at a live show for NYC Pride at El Morocco. “I just picked the mic back up,” she revealed. ” ‘Bandz Up’ was the first record that I did.” (MTV)
Buzz behind Brown possibly inking a new record deal surfaced online last month.
Foxy took a few meetings with Rostrum Records’ Vice President Arthur Pitt. A new deal is in the works; Pitt is in the process of negotiating a contract with Fox. He told her, “Fox sign the dotted sign”. Rostrum Records is an independent record label which was founded in Pittsburgh, PA in 2003 by Benjy Grinberg. Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller are currently signed to the multi-platinum selling label. To date, Rostrum has sold over nine-million singles and 900,000 albums with Wiz Khalifa along via their deal with Atlantic Records. (Yo Don Bleek Raps)
A few weeks ago, Brown said G-Unit’s 50 Cent wanted her to become a part of the family and even questioned her attachment to one-time Def Jam president Jay Z.
“50 said to me when Jay became president and I went back to Def Jam, ‘I will triple Jay’s offer to you if you come with me. What’s your allegiance to this dude?’ This is who I come from. It’s in my DNA.” (“The Combat Jack Show”)
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