Kev Brown
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Kev Brown

Greater Landover, Maryland, United States | INDIE

Greater Landover, Maryland, United States | INDIE
Solo Hip Hop Alternative


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I Do What I Do
Up Above Records
* Released: September 16, 2005
* Singles: "Work In Progress", "Life's A Gamble"

I Do What I Do Instrumentals
Up Above Records
* Released: March 3, 2006
* Singles: N/A
* Notes: Instrumental album.

Random Joints
* Released: Fall 09
* Singles: "Hennessey Pt. 3", "Another Random Joint"
* Notes: EP.

Selective Hearing: The Beat Tape w/ LMNO
* Released: February, 2008[1]
* Singles: "Who's That?"
* Notes: Full-length collaboration between LMNO and Kev Brown.

The Brown Album
* Released: January 28, 2004
* Singles: N/A
* Notes: Remix of Jay-Z's The Black Album.

The Kev Brown Mixtape
* Released: September 28, 2004
* Singles: N/A
* Notes: Compilation of production work for various artists including Raheem Devaughn, Jewel, Biz Markie, Grap Luva

Exclusive Joints
* Released: March 3, 2007
* Singles: N/A
* Notes: Compilation of rare, and hard to find productions.

* 2003: "Nitefall"
* 2003: "Allways" b/w 9th Wonder RMX
* 2004: "Kev Brown Presents..."
o "Changes"
o "Look"
o "Albany"
* 2005: "Work In Progress"
* 2006: "Life's A Gamble"
* 2007: "The Versatility Joint"

Selected production credits
* 2001: "What Ruling Means" - Marley Marl, from the album Re-Entry
* 2001: "Special" - De La Soul, from the album AOI: Bionix
* 2002: "Branded", "Da Rebirth" - DJ Jazzy Jeff, from the EP The Magnificent EP
* 2002: "How I Do", "Know Ur Hood", "Rock Wit You", "Scram", "Shake It Off", "Travelz", "We Are" - DJ Jazzy Jeff, from the album The Magnificent
* 2003: "Catch 22" - Raheem De Vaughn, from the album The Love Experience
* 2003: "Wallflower" - Critically Acclaimed, from the compilation Hidden Hits Vol. 1
* 2003: "Young World" - Cy Young, from the compilation Hidden Hits Vol. 1
* 2003: "Who Programmed Us Anyway?" (Remix) - Grand Agent, from the album Fish Outta Water Remixes
* 2003: "Get Down", "Games" - Biz Markie, from the album Weekend Warrior
* 2004: "The Ultimate" (Remix) - Lone Catalysts
* 2004: "Walk The Walk" - Kenn Starr, from the Halftooth Records compilation You Don’t Know the Half
* 2004: "Another Private Conversation" - Critically Acclaimed
* 2004: "Doubting Destiny", "Exposed" - Wayna, from the album Moments Of Clarity: Book 1
* 2006: "Best Friend" - V, from the album The Revelation is Now Televised
* 2006: "Good Rap Music", "Reign" - Bahamadia, from the album Good Rap Music
* 2006: "1%" - The Visionaries, from the album We Are The Ones (We've Been Waiting For)
* 2006: "Relentless", "Never Too Late", "Another Day" - Kenn Starr, from the album Starr Status
* 2006: "Batida" - Kev Brown, from the Dopeness Galore compilation The Timeless Interpretations
* 2006: "That's My" - Wade Waters, from the album Dark Waters
* 2007: "Pen Just Cries Away" - Eric Roberson, from the album ...Left
* 2007: "Bophelo Hame" - Tumi, from the album Music from my Good Eye
* 2007: "The League (Remix)" - Wildchild, from the album Jack Of All Trades
* 2007: "Power (Cars Drive By)", "Better", "All We Got", "Whatever You Like", "Feel It", "Good Times" - Cy Young, from the album Exactly
* 2007: "War", "Simone (Louder)" - Hassaan Mackey, from the album Soul For Sale
*2008: Selective Hearing - LP
* 2008: "Packin' Them Things" - Busta Rhymes, from the album Blessed
*2009: "Ridin' Around",- DJ Mitsu the Beats from the album Word To The Wise
*2009: The Budget Is Low - Mixtape
*2009: Random Joints - LP
*2010: Selective Hearing pt2 - LP



Kev Brown

Much can be said of humble beginnings, something producer and artist Kev Brown witnessed firsthand as a budding young producer in Landover, Maryland just outside the Nations Capital. Honing his production and rhyming abilities using meager equipment and distributing self-made cassette tapes in and around the Washington Metropolitan area, Kev Browns hustling ways garnered the attention of MC and producer Grap Luva. A collaboration between the two, "What Ruling Means" featured on Marley Marls Re-entry LP, launched Kev Browns professional career to impressive levels. The pairing led to Kev Brown lending production to the legendary trio De La Soul. Kev Brown then landed a position as a part of DJ Jazzy Jeffs A Touch of Jazz production outfit. From there, Kev Brown went on to produce a track for Raheem Devaughns debut and continually worked with the Low Budget Crew, a collective consisting of Kenn Starr, Oddisee, Peter Rosenberg, Cy Young, DJ Roddy Rod among others.

During the craze of the remixing of Jay-Zs The Black Album, many failed to realize that Kev Browns attempt at remixing what was thought to be Jay-Z's final opus was the first of its kind. The project was the launching pad for Kev Browns solo venture. The 2005 debut LP, I Do What I Do, was a well-received record full of the trademark, head nodding sound Kev Brown was infamous for. 2008 saw the release of the collaborative LP between West Coast MC LMNO and Kev Brown, titled Selective Hearing. Kev Brown has recently released the follow up project "Random Joints" . In the interim, Kev Brown has stayed busy producing for artists such as Eric Roberson, Biz Markie, and Busta Rhymes to name a few.

Kev Browns production style is a distinctive, hypnotic blend of strong bass lines, sharp drum programming and subtle samples that enhance the track all while retaining a true school steadiness. As a rapper, Kev Browns syrupy, confident baritone melts into the track with measurable ease. This straight-ahead, undiluted style of Hip Hop has garnered Kev Brown flattering comparisons to the great golden era producers such as Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and Large Professor. Kev Brown represents quality, precision, and authenticity in a time where plastic imitations of greatness fester in todays music scene.

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