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 have a singing
career and instead 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 got a break when DeVante Swing of Jodeci heard one of his demos.
He then earned spots doing background vocals for Christopher Williams
and some writing and producing. (Terri & Monica's Systa album)
He then managed to get a recording contract with Uptown Records after
president 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 shelved.
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 and his remixes featured
Foxy Brown and Jay-Z. In July 2007 he appeared on German R&B
artist Lisha's Album "Nice to Meet You" with the track "I
 Singles chart positions
Year Song Chart positions
US US R&B Sales
1994 Taste Your Love - 38 -
1996 One for the Money 62 14 12
1996 Things We Do for Love 95 40 13
1996 How Can We Stop (feat. Faith Evans) - 77 -
2001 Shake It Up - - -
2008 You Are