James Brown gave the drummer some, and we loved him for it. 35 years later, multiple Grammy-winning soul icon Sleepy Brown, of Atlanta's famed Dungeon Family, is using his platinum touch to give the ladies some. And we love him for it too. "I just wanted to make a record that was smooth, everyone could enjoy and stands out from the rest." His Purple Ribbon/Virgin Records debut, MR. BROWN, does just that.
With sensual sounds, falsetto crooning, and sensitive, thoughtful lyrics, the album conjures a futuristic feel with mass appeal. Exemplifying the LP's exciting and groundbreaking, yet polished feel is its lead single "Margarita." Bouncy bongos, organ hits and hand-claps compliment Sleepy's dream-like vocals and guest vocalist Pharrell's infectious chorus, creating vintage pop-soul. It seems the man behind the Grammy winning, multi-platinum success of groups like Outkast and TLC will finally have some plaques and awards of his.
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- Born Patrick Brown
- Father was the saxophonist/vocalist Jimmy Brown of the '70s band Brick
- Influences include 70's music including Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Barry White, Isaac Hayes
- One third of the Atlanta-based production Team Organized Noise
- Part of the Outcast/Dungeon Fam predecessor Society of Soul
- The name Sleep Brown came from … "I was a big fan of Big Daddy Kane, and he always looked like he was asleep. So I was like, 'What could be cooler than that?' So I decided to call myself Sleepy because that stood for the coolest of the cool for me."
Currently playing select shows along the East Coast
- 2003 – The single "I Can't Wait"
- 2006 – Mr. Brown