Rapper Foxy Brown
has undergone ear surgery and is in the process of recovering her hearing, Def
Jam president Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter has revealed.
Of the Def Jam-signed artist, Jay-Z said, "She just had an operation out
in L.A. and hopefully within the next couple of weeks her hearing will slowly
start to come back."
According to her doctor, Brown lost hearing in both ears because of a condition
called "sudden sensorineural hearing loss," a rare condition that
remains permanent without treatment.
Recovery time is
expected to be brief, but the time frame varies per person.
The revelations came as Jay-Z engaged with fans in a live chat on the Roc-A-Fella
Records website Wednesday (Feb. 15), allowing fans to ask a myriad of questions.
The topics ranged
from rival Cam’ron to Nas to Freeway’s involvement with G-Unit, among
The artist in the
Def Jam president came out when he was queried about the possibilities of recording
a new album.
"I don’t know
this time about doing a new album, although I’m itching to do one. We’ll see,"
Jay-Z also commented
on the status of current Def Jam artists The Roots, Freeway, Beanie Sigel and
had a friendship with [drummer] Ahmir [Thompson]," Jay-Z continued. "We’ve
done a lot of work — Unplugged, different concerts. I just felt that
he was the one to lead that whole Def Jam movement. He led the movement that
was considered to be neo-soul. I hate that word but you know what I mean."
Jay-Z also revealed
that a tribute song for producer Jay Dee, who recently passed away from complications
due to lupus, was being planned.
made a song dedicated to him before he passed and we’re gonna put that out in
honor of him," Jay-Z revealed.
Both Beanie Sigel
and Freeway are still recording for Roc-A-Fella Records, where Freeway is putting
the finishes touches on a collaboration album with G-Unit with Jay-Z’s blessings.
Sigel is currently
negotiating a deal for his own record label, while Memphis Bleek is working
on a new clothing line and a possible career acting in movies.