Über Foxy Brown
One of the first female emcees to really blow up, Foxy Brown's entrance into the rap game can be traced back to 1995, when she appeared on tracks by LL Cool J, Total, and Jay-Z. Her turn on the Jigga man's hit single "Ain't No N*gg*" propelled the teenage rhyme spitter to new heights and led to her first solo LP Ill Na Na. She then joined forces with the Firm, an ill-fated all-star crew that also included Nas, Nature, and AZ. She followed the Firm album with two more solo joints, Chyna Doll and Broken Silence, though neither sold as well as her debut. Foxy has often been in the news for non-musical reasons, including her long-running feud with Lil' Kim, rumors of drug abuse, and her failed romance with Westside G Kurupt. Despite personal problems and slumping sales, she can still destroy a mic when she wants to, as evidenced with her searing verse on Capone-N-Noreaga's "Bang Bang." Foxy's husky flow and model-esque looks ensure that she'll be in the game for years to come.