(Listen) Brody Brown Releases Two-Pack “How It Coulda Been / My Life”

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Born Christopher Steven Brown, the Los Angeles -based multi-talent counts Quincy Jones, George Clinton, Dr. Dre, Battlecat, and DJ Quik as musical heroes. “I want to transition music fans’ minds,” says Brody Brown. “You don’t have to turn up all the time. You can be young and still have fun being classy and elegant. And I want to be the guy that shows people how to do that.”

A native of Compton, CA, the church-bred Brody B grew up in a musical family. His first instrument was the drums. “I left ink marks all over the family television set trying to use a pen as a drumstick,” he laughingly recalls of his seven-year-old self. But getting his hands on an actual set of drums still wasn’t enough. “I needed to learn more instruments because I wanted to express myself in every way I could.” At the tender age of 14, a precocious Brody B found himself accepting an invitation from R&B star Bobby V. to play bass on his tour. So Brody dropped out of high school to “what came naturally to me.” That opportunity led to him joining a crew of musicians/songwriters/producers now known as the multiple Grammy-nominated production teams 1500 or Nothin’ (Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, B.o.B.) Subsequent tour gigs with Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, T.I.

Since then, Brody Brown has quietly evolved into an in-demand songwriter/producer, racking up a series of enviable writing and/or production credits through word of mouth. Among them: co-writing Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa’s “Young, Wild & Free” featuring Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson’s “Feel Right” featuring Mystikal, Cee Lo Green’s “F*ck You,” T.I.’s “Love This Life,” Adele’s “All I Ask,” Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” / “Mama Said” and Nipsey Hussle’s “Feeling Myself.” In 2018 alone, Brody Brown earned five Grammys for his contributions to Mars’ album of the year-winning 24K Magic. As one-third of the innovative trio Shampoo Press & Curl (along with Mars and Philip Lawrence), Brody co-wrote and produced the double-platinum album’s five hit singles: “24K Magic,” “Chunky,” “Versace on the Floor,” “Finesse” and “That’s What I Like.”

Now Brody B is coming full circle. He’s stepping from behind the boards to take on his new role as artist & CEO of 80’s Baby Entertainment. As an artist he has just completed his debut album “The Kick Back” which will be released through his joint venture with Def Jam Recordings. As CEO, he would like to open the doors of 80’s Baby Entertainment to new and upcoming artists.

“For me, it doesn’t come down to money,” says Brody B. “It’s about legacy. I just wanted to make sure I do the best that I can do.”