Famous figures from Roxbury
Bobby BrownThe R&B singer and songwriter Bobby Brown is also a Roxbury native. The Grammy award winner was first a part of a musical group called New Edition, but went solo in 1987.
The former husband of Whitney Houston grew up in the Orchard Park housing projects-- "the equivalent of Beirut," he said.
In February, he was in Boston to attend his mother's funeral, which took place at Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury.