|Sleepy Brown (Patrick Brown)|
|Birth name||Patrick Brown|
|Born||January 24, 1970|
|Genres||R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop|
|Labels||Purple Ribbon Records|
|Associated acts||Organized Noize, OutKast|
Patrick "Sleepy" Brown (born January 24, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer from Savannah, Georgia. He is one-third of the successful Atlanta-based production team of Organized Noize, which has created hits for acts such as OutKast, Goodie Mob, and TLC. TLC's "Waterfalls", penned by Brown and Organized Noize's Rico Wade and Ray Murray, was a #1 hit single on Billboard's Hot 100 in the summer of 1995.
Patrick Brown was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 24, 1970. In his early days, Brown was fascinated with music and often used to carry around an old four-track machine and small keyboard everywhere he went. That earnestness appealed to Wade and Murray when they first met Brown around 1990. A talented keyboardist and advocate for live instrumentation, Brown developed into a multi-instrumentalist, mastering various types of synthesizers and electric pianos; however, his inclination for using samplers and drum machines always kept him rooted in hip hop. A personal milestone for Brown, however, was the opportunity to work with funk legend Curtis Mayfield in 1996, on his final album New World Order. In the early 2000s, Brown gradually ascended from behind the studio boards into the artist spotlight.
Besides his production work, Brown also records as an artist himself, both for his own recordings (including his 2004 single "I Can't Wait" from the Barbershop 2: Back in Business film soundtrack), and on songs with collaborators such as Beyoncé and Big Boi (on the latter's US #1 and UK #7 hit "The Way You Move"). Brown independently released his debut solo album, Sleepy's Theme - The Vinyl Room in 1998. He was slated to release an album on the DreamWorks Records label. called 'For the Grown and Sexy', but the release was scrapped when DreamWorks label folded.
He is now signed to Big Boi's label Purple Ribbon Records and released his second album, Mr. Brown on October 3, 2006. Brown never cut his ties with Organized Noize as shown by Wade's and Murray's contribution to Mr. Brown 's arrangements and unconventional production. However, Pharrell of The Neptunes chipped in for the single "Margarita."
- Society of Soul - Brainchild (1995)
- Sleepy's Theme - The Vinyl Room (1998)
- Mr. Brown (2006)
- Sex, Drugs, & Soul (2012)
- 2004: "I Can't Wait" (U.S. #40, US R&B #18)
- 2006: "Margarita" (feat. Big Boi & Pharrell) (US #108)
- Featured singles
- 2002: "Saturday (Oooh Oooh!)" (Ludacris featuring Sleepy Brown) (US #22, US R&B #10, US Rap #5, UK #5)
- 2002: "Land of a Million Drums" (OutKast featuring Killer Mike and Sleepy Brown) (US R&B #116, UK #46)
- 2003: "A.D.I.D.A.S." (Killer Mike featuring Big Boi & Sleepy Brown) (US #60, US R&B #42, US Rap #20, UK #22)
- 2003: "The Way You Move" (OutKast featuring Sleepy Brown) (US #1, US Pop #1, US R&B #2, US Rap #1, UK #7)
- 2005: "The Otherside" (Bubba Sparxxx featuring Petey Pablo and Sleepy Brown)
- 2006: "Morris Brown" (OutKast featuring Scar and Sleepy Brown) (US #95, US R&B #102, UK #43)
Select guest appearances
(excluding songs with the Dungeon Family)
- 2Pac - "Hennessy" (Red Spyda Remix) (with E.D.I.)
- Beyoncé Knowles - "Hip-Hop Star" (with Big Boi)
- Bow Wow - "Crazy" (with Da Brat)
- Da Backwudz - "Mama Always Told Me"
- Earth Wind & Fire - "This Is How I Feel" (with Big Boi and Kelly Rowland)
- Field Mob - "Nothing 2 Lose" (with Slimm Calhoun)
- Freeway - "Some Say Yes"
- Freeway - "Some Say Yes" (remix) (with Fabolous)
- Jayo Felony - "So Into You"
- Jay-Z - "Poppin Tags" (with Killer Mike, Twista, Big Boi and Debra Killings)
- Kurupt - "Starstruck" (with Cool Breeze, Big Rube and Big Gipp)
- Ludacris - "Blueberry Yum Yum"
- Ludacris - "Saturday (Oooh Oooh!)"
- Murphy Lee - "Luv Me Baby" (with Jazze Pha)
- Prozack Turner - "American Giant"
- Prozack Turner - "El Chepa"
- Sly & The Family Stone - "Runnin Away" (with Big Boi and Killer Mike)
- Styles P - "Watch Ya Self"
- T.I. - "We Pimpin'"
- UGK - "Swishas and Erb"
- UGK - "Shattered Dreams"
- Stacie Orrico - "Knock 'Em Out"
- DJ Many - "We Run The Night"
With Dungeon Family
- Big Boi - "808" (with Bun B, Big Gee and G-Rock)
- Big Gipp - "Steppin Out"
- Bubba Sparxxx - "All the Same" (with Backbone)
- Bubba Sparxxx - "That Man" (with Duddy Ken)
- Bubba Sparxxx - "The Otherside" (with Petey Pablo)
- Cool Breeze - "Weeestpointin
- Goodie Mob - "Play Yo Flute" (with Kurupt)
- Goodie Mob - "Cutty Buddy"
- Goodie Mob - "Soul Food"
- Joi - "It's Your Life"
- Killer Mike - "A.D.I.D.A.S." (with Big Boi)
- Outkast - "Bowtie" (with Jazze Pha)
- Outkast - "In Your Dreams" (with Killer Mike)
- Outkast - "Land of a Million Drums" (with Killer Mike)
- Outkast - "Morris Brown" (with Scar)
- Outkast - "So Fresh, So Clean" (Remix) (with Snoop Dogg)
- Outkast - "Spottieottiedopaliscious"
- Outkast - "The Way You Move"
- Outkast - "Tough Guy" (with UGK)
- Roscoe - "Head to Toe"
- Slimm Calhoun - "How Much Can I"
- Idlewild (2006) - Syncopated Church Orchestra
- "Biography by Cyril Cordor". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 January 2009.
- Patrick "Sleepy" Brown Biography
- Associated Press: Today in History - January 24, 2010
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 82. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Official website
- Official Twitter
- Dungeon Family Official Site
- "Margarita" Music Video
- Sleepy Brown Interview: September 2006 with Crave Online
- Sleepy Brown interview with Luke Davis (The Situation)