REAL NAME: Jennifer Esmerelda Hylton
BIRTH DATE: N/A
BIRTH PLACE: Jamaica

Foxy Brown‘s first introduction to the reggae charts was via the Steely & Clevie-produced versions of Tracy Chapman’s “(Sorry) Baby, Can I Hold You Tonight” and “Fast Car,” the former even entering Billboard’s Black Singles Chart. These led to her being regarded as Jamaica’s Tracy Chapman.

She released her debut album Foxy, in 1989, which showcased her original songwriting. In 1990 she had a hit with the dancehall single “Always For Me”, and a second album, My Kind of Girl, followed in the same year. She also had a hit with Johnny P called “If you Love Me”.

DISCOGRAPHY:

  • Foxy (1989), RAS/Sanctuary/BMG
  • My Kind of Girl (1990), RAS/Sanctuary/BMG
  • Whip Appeal (1992), VP
  • Reggae Gangs (2008), VP