Horace Brown's voice
brings forth the sounds of traditional gospel, soul, and modern
R&B. Horace was the first artist to be signed to Motown
Records under the guidance of Andre Harrell. This powerful
singer had first been on Harrell's Uptown
Born in Charlotte,
North Carolina, Horace Brown was the son of a Baptist minister,
and the music of the church and its influence is apparent.
When DeVante Swing of Jodeci received a copy of Brown's demo
tape (Brown wrote, sang, and played all the instruments on
the tape) from a friend, he gave the tape to Andre, who started
his career. The following year Horace was flown to Los Angeles
to co-write and sing for Christopher Williams' 'All I See'
single. Soon after that, Harrell, who was at the session,
signed him to his new label, Uptown. He recorded an album
for the label, but it was never released. In fact, the only
product that emerged from his three years at the label was
his 1994 debut single, 'Taste Your Love', which Mo' Better
Music promoted. His first recordings for the Motown
label were two singles, 'One For The Money' and 'Enjoy Yourself',
which accompanied his self-titled debut album in 1996. The
album included a duet with Faith Evans on 'Doing Wrong', and
'Tell Me', a collaboration with Sean 'Puffy' Combs.