The 25 Greatest Female Emcees
7. Foxy Brown found notoriety after impressing members of The Trackmasters production team at a talent show in her native Brooklyn, NY. But her breakout moment came in 1996, when she was featured on the songs "Touch Me Tease Me" by Case and "Ain't No N**ga" by Jay-Z---both on the soundtrack to the film The Nutty Professor. The immediate success of the singles led to a label bidding war, with Brown signing to Def Jam Records at the age of sixteen. Her 1997 debut album, The Ill Na Na, was a platinum success, soon to be followed by the platinum certified, Chyna Doll (1999), and the certified gold, Broken Silence (2001).