Rapper Foxy Brown
has signed a deal with Jay-Z’s new label, S. Carter Records.
A source revealed
that the deal has not been officially announced, because Carter has not settled
on a distribution deal for his new imprint.
was with Jay-Z in Chicago on tour and LA Reid was with him soon after,”
a source speaking under the condition of anonymity told AllHipHop.com. “He
is getting offers from everybody but since the Roc-A-Fella deal is not really
done nothing can be made official.”
The signing reunites
the Brooklyn pair, both of whom at one point were both under contract to Def
In previous reports,
LA Reid made it known that he was seeking to buy the Roc-A-Fella imprint from
partners Dame Dash, Kareem “Biggs” Burke and Jay-Z.
that deal hit a snag because the Roc-A-Fella partners felt the amount Reid was
offering, which is stated to be around $20 million dollars, is too low for the
In early 2003,
Brown had a nasty public falling out with former Def Jam chairman Lyor Cohen.
The two clashed shortly after Brown re-signed with Def Jam Records in a joint
venture with Sean “P. Diddy’s” Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment.
She also negotiated
an Ill Na Na Entertainment label deal with the Universal Music Group.
Her highly anticipated
album Ill Na Na 2: The Fever was shelved and eventually Foxy was released from
her contract with Def Jam.
Cohen later departed
from his Island Def Jam position and now heads up the North American operations
of Warner Music Group, taking top executives Kevin Liles and Julie Greenwald
with him and LA Reid took over Island Def Jam.
Brown has kept
busy, launching a line of custom furs and accessories and is currently developing
a reality series for MTV.
Album details were not available as of press-time.