Sleepy Brown

Sleepy Brown

Sleepy Brown performing in Detroit, Michigan at the Bodega Event, Theatre District on July 12, 2012.
Background information
Birth name Patrick Brown
Born (1970-01-24) January 24, 1970
Origin Savannah, Georgia
Genres Hip hop, Southern hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, rapper
Years active 1995–present
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,[1] 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.[2][3]

Besides 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").[1][4] 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.[1]

He is now signed to Big Boi's label Purple Ribbon Records and released his second album, Mr. Brown on October 3, 2006.[1]

Brown is the son of Jimmy Brown, the lead vocalist and saxophonist for the 1970s funk band, Brick.[1]




Featured singles

Select guest appearances

(excluding songs with the Dungeon Family)

With Dungeon Family



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Biography by Cyril Cordor". Retrieved January 22, 2009.
  2. Patrick "Sleepy" Brown Biography
  3. Associated Press: Today in History – January 24, 2010
  4. 1 2 Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 82. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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