The success of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s ‘Watch the Throne’ has incited many-an-artist to express desires (or forthright plans) to follow suit. Interestingly, Jay’s protege, Brooklyn’s don diva Foxy Brown, caused quite the commotion with mention of her own joint project – a failed duet album with Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige. Said to have been titled ‘Best of Both Girls’ – a play off the Jay-Z/R.Kelly ‘Best of Both Worlds’ album, the Ill Na Na shared news on the project and what caused its halt.
Find out what Ms. Marchand said after the jump:
The Boombox reports:
“People don’t know, me and Mary J. Blige recorded five records for an album called ‘The Best of Both Girls,’ like Jay and R. Kelly did ‘The Best of Both Worlds,'” Foxy announced, before revealing the unfortunate circumstance that derailed their recording process. “Mary’s like a big sister to me, and in the middle of recording those records, I lost all my hearing.”
According to Fox, Blige’s 2005 single ‘Enough Cryin’,” which introduced the R&B diva’s rapping alias Brook-Lynn, was originally intended to feature Foxy, but due to the loss of her hearing, she was unable to record her part.
“When you hear Mary in the video like, ‘You turned your back and back I came running, but the simple fact is that you ain’t want me,’ that was me,” Foxy continued to explain. “Mary had enough respect to say, ‘Listen, before I go get another rap bitch to do your part, I’ma call myself Brook-Lyn and I’ma learn your part and I’ma go in and rap it for you.'”
Do you want to hear a joint album from Foxy B. and Mary J?