Jumping into the rap game is no easy feat, especially when your a female. Sure, the look might BE there, and the ability may align, but with the female hip hop lane BEing so competitive, it’s really few in far that make it big enough to BE called a sensation.
Femcee Tiffany Foxx knows the struggle, but has somehow found her way through the loops and bounds of a dog eat dog world. I’m sure her BEing so fly has much to do with it, but after you listen to a few of her mixtapes, and come to know that she’s really taking a liking to studying the business side of the game, it quickly starts to make sense why she’s working her way to the top.
BE Magazine was first exposed to Tiffany when she was a memBEr of the group June 5th, who were signed to Mizay Entertainment under the management of Debra Antney. They strutted into our Mizay Photoshoot and completely brought a new spicy energy to the set. Tiffany’s brilliant style exploded on the pages of our very first print cover.
Fast forward 3 years later, and it seems like the world knows her name, or either knows her as the black Goaldilocks. She’s BEen highly regarded as hip hop icon Lil Kim’s protege after Kim heard her spit on her “Yellow Tape” mixtape, a meeting that may have changed the entire cycle of Tiffany’s career. “She [Kim] had actually came to St. Louis looking for somewhere to record, & we found the BEst one for her [shouts out to Shock City], and decked the experience all out, we got her a maybach & a caterer. We grew to know each other and I opened up for her a few times, but this one time we were all sitting around at her people’s house listening to my mixtape “Yellow Tape” BEfore it came out, & Kim walked in and asked “who is this?” I was like me & she she was like un-un. She sat and listened to the mixtape for the next hour & was like “I wanna get on this, and I wanna get on that…”. That’s how she even got on “Twisted” and “Jay-Z”. The rest is history from there.”
Tiffany & Kim were recently spotted across the pond in London doing heavy promo & making sure they really connected with their die hard fans.
WHO IS TIFFANY FOX?
Tiffany Foxx is very raw, she’s a BEast, she’s a lyrical genius, she’s a triple treat. Tiffany Foxx has BEen through a lot, Tiffany Foxx is a grinder. Tiffany Foxx is a Goal Digger.
HOW DID YOU STUMBLE UPON YOUR RAPPING TALENTS, WERE YOU INSPIRED BY ANYTHING?
I had BEen writing since I was about 14; that [music] was never something that you could do in St. Louis, but when Nelly opened up the door for entertainment, it was like oh my God, that’s really something I can pursue. I had started doing videos first to get myself more exposure, and then “they” approached me about a deal… I don’t want to get off into who, but at the time, I entertained that. Then I had got signed to Snoop. That lasted for about a year; we recorded and shot videos together, but that didn’t work out, so I got in a group. When I got in the group, Snoop hit me ans said he was going to BE a feature on our single just to show me that he still f*cked with me. I did the group for a minute, and then after really really really bad management, I said i was going to just go ahead and do this thing by myself. But I’ve always known that I could write, I just didn’t ever really think I’d have a platform such as hip hop to do that until Nelly opened up the door.
BEING FROM ST. LOUIS, WHICH IS TYPICALLY NOT REGARDED AS A MUSIC CAPITOL, HOW DOES IT FEEL THAT YOU’VE MADE IT?
You know what, you’re right about the lack of musical opportunities, but Tina Turner is from there, and we have a lot of greats that’s from there. We actually have a lot of hidden talent in St. Louis & what they need to realize is that they need to exhaust all opportunities there, and then you gotta leave in order to really get what you want.
YOU WERE RECENTLY OVERSEAS WITH YOUR MENTOR LIL KIM, HOW WAS THAT EXPERIENCE?
Yes, we were over there in London. We were doing this show called The Love Box, that’s what we went over there for. I had never BEen to London so I was really excited to BE there. One thing led to another where we weren’t able to do The Love Box, and then we had to do a meet & greet for our fans the next day, which was really overwhelming, but they loved it. We let them all come in, 5 at a time…I’m talking hundreds of them. We took pictures with everybody, each and every last one of them that came, so it was great.
YOU CAME TO GET WITH KIM AT A TIME WHEN SHE’S AMONGST CONTROVERSY. HOW DOES THAT FEEL, ARE YOU HAVING TO CARRY THE BEEF ON YOUR SHOULDERS?
Of course I get a lot of things that come with Kim, a lot of the things that she’s going through, a lot of the pressure. I have to wear a lot of that on my back as well, but I’m not new to this. I definitely know how to hold my own & what I signed up for dealing with Kim. It’s one of those things where I’m not set up, I’m not about to BE used for anybody else’s situation, I’m not nobody’s pon. The rap game, especially with females, is a very competitive sport. It’s like people have their minds set on their only BEing one on top & when another one comes along, they have to try to stomp her out; go after her. I personally think BEefing is wack on records, now if you’ve personally attacked me, or physically harmed me, or disrespected me in any shape, form, or fashion, then that’s a whole different BEast that you’re going to see of Tiffany Foxx. Other than that, I hear a lot of subliminals from females, but they use that to try to make themselves bigger by trying to BEef with me. Bless their hearts though. If you ever hear me voice my opinion about something, then you know I feel really strongly about it.
LET’S GET INTO YOUR VERY ECLECTIC LOOK
I’m from a cosmetology background, so my mother, my grandma, my aunts, my cousins, everybody, we have something to do with hair. I went to BEauty school, I’m a BEauty school dropout [laughs]. I always change my hair. I used to have it long & black and then long & red, but then I wanted to do something bold to match my personality, especially with doing my single project from June 5th. So I cut it all off & died it white & I’ve loved it.
WHAT’S IN TIFFANY FOXX’S CLOSET?
Hahaha, you mean my CLOSETS! Yeah that’s plural. True story my closet is two stories [laughs]. I’m a Versace whore of course, but what’s crazy is that I love Target. Yup..I love Target (she pronounced it Tar-Jhay). I have shoes all over the place, and of course I have laBEls all over the place, but I BElieve if you know how to dress & you have your own style, you can get a little $20 dress & throw it on with a cute lil clutch and some shoes & you’re good to go. I really love shoes & more than anything I love bags. I can just throw on something cheap and cute, but my shoes and bag gon’ always BE on point.
LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR MUSIC, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TRACK ON GOALDIGGERS?
You know Imma BE a little bit biased cuz I recorded so much material that I had to limit it. I have to admit that sometimes my audience & myself have a little bit of ADD; we don’t have time for all that selection, so I tried to narrow it down as much as possible. What I will say is that “Song Cry”, I redid that one by Jay-Z, it really touched me BEcuz I’ve BEen through a lot. I was sexually abused. I don’t wear that on my shoulder & let that identify who I am. I’m still a boss, I’m still very confident…I’m not a victim of circumstance. I’m just trying to show girls who’s BEen thru that, don’t carry that & how to break out of it. Also, I like “Baby”, I like “Kissing You”. “Goal Diggers” for me was an evolution from “Yellow Tape” & it was dedicated to my fans, I wanted to show them that I can evolve and that I can make records. “Yellow Tape” was just to get the ratchet out of me…I wanted to twerk all the time & just talk a lot of ratchet sh*t Becuz I had never had that opportunity BEfore since I was always writing for somebody and things like that. A lot of people really like “Watch Me Up” shouts out to The Marie Effect & Big Fraze.
Tiffany Foxx is just getting started & has no plans of letting up anytime soon. Make sure you follow hip hop’s newest vixen on Twitter & Instagram @1TiffanyFoxx & BE on the look out for lots more music & stage performances from the Black Goaldilocks.
[Photo Credit: Rocquez “Savage” Fluellen | Styled by Marquis Guthrie | Makeup by Colours by Courtney]