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Horace Brown


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Horace Brown was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the son of a Baptist minister. Despite singing in the church as a child, Brown never believed he would sing for a career. Instead, he dreamed of one day being a professional basketball player. However, a knee injury ruined these plans.

Brown played a variety of instruments in his school’s marching band and managed to score a break when DeVante Swing of Jodeci heard one of Brown’s demos. Brown earned spots doing backup for Christopher Williams and did some writing. He finally scored a break when he managed to get a contract with Uptown after Andre Harrell saw him in a recording session.

In 1994, while on Uptown Records, Brown spurred controversy his single “Taste Your Love” was released. The single was an ode to oral sex and was banned in parts of the south. Despite the press around the single, it failed to perform well on the charts and caused Brown’s album to be put on the shelves for the remainder of the time he was at Uptown.

When Andre Harrell of Uptown moved to Motown, he brought Brown with him. Motown promoted the album by releasing two more singles and in 1996, released his self-titled debut album. The album featured Sean “Puffy” Combs and Faith Evans. Brown has continued his music career on an independent label. Visit his MySpace.


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  • drew2644

    Real R&B!

    27 May 2013 Reply
  • LLCoolD

    his debut is like my favorite r&b album of the 90's, probably of all time! that's how i want this music to sound...

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    Even though he is not getting the shine he deserves, he is still recording and peforming music.

    9 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Schtoinkey

    man this brotha should have been featured more. it's a shame we only got a glimpse of his brilliance. wherever you are mr brown you will always be appreciated

    27 May 2010 Reply
  • jlovebc

    luv :)

    27 May 2010 Reply
  • azra0711

    my time mhhh i love this album

    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • peyika

    Really nice hot joints. It's a shame that he only did 1 album... :(

    6 Nov 2008 Reply
  • KeKeReppinJerZ

    Look at his related artists. He's in pretty bad company, but he had quite a few hot songs when I was a kid.

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
  • maxwellveli

    NEW MAXWELL SONG! Finally! True Maxwell fans I heard a demo of a new Maxwell song. I heard from a inside source at the label that he is working with some producer named Fanatic who has produced Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Anthony Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn. The song is on his youtube page. go to The song is called "Test Drive".

    12 Jul 2008 Reply
  • kyeirue

    Yo I LOVE this dude's first album. I still listen to til this day. I wonder what he's doin now.

    16 Jan 2008 Reply

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