Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Brown is one third of the Atlanta based production team of Organised Noize. This outfit created hits for acts such as Outkast, Goodie Mob and TLC. He wrote the song Waterfalls for TLC which was the third single from the bands second album ‘Crazy Sexy Cool’ in May 1995. Often referred to as the group’s signature song this record became a major international hit and spent seven weeks at Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song earnt two Grammy nominations for Record Of The Year and Best Pop Performance with Vocal at the 1996 awards. Culturally, it was one of the first big hit records to refer to the Aids virus in its lyrics.
Brown was also involved in creation of the song Don’t Let Go by En Vogue, a song made for the Set It Off soundtrack. The song reached Number 2 on the Hot 100 (only losing out to Toni Braxton’s Unbreak My Heart) and was the group’s biggest international single, making it into the top 10 in several countries.
Brown features on vocals, alongside Big Boi on the Beyoncé track Hip Hop Star from her 2003 album Dangerously In Love. In the same year, Brown wrote and his vocals feature on two tracks Bowtie and The Way You Move on the Outkast album Speakerbox/The Love Below.