Official Biography (courtesy of Juice Brown)
Juice Brown is a smooth, diverse, and vocally gifted crooner from Youngstown, Ohio, who has created a buzz in the local music industry. His sound has been compared to R&B greats like Joe, Jaheim, and Jamie Foxx. His highly anticipated free EP entitled Gemini is scheduled for an early 2012 release. Juice has teamed up with his brother and a childhood friend to form an independent record label and publishing company called, Oakhill Music Group or O.M.G. “I want our label to be more than just music. I want it to be a vehicle for independent artist to get the music out to the public. I want O.M.G to be something Youngstown and Ohio can be proud of”, said Juice Brown. Rick Stevens from Real Music wrote, “Juice Brown is a breath of fresh air to the R&B genre. His music has a unique mixture of smooth R&B and the gritty soul of the streets. I loved every track on Gemini!”
From childhood, Juice was destined to be a singer. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Juice was born into a extremely musical family. His father tailored the musical talents of Juice and his brothers at a very young age. At the age of 9, Juice Brown and his brothers formed a singing group called the Brown Brothers. They would sing at local talent shows and churches gaining the respect of the community for their pitch perfect harmonies. While being a star football player at Liberty High School, Juice penned and recorded his first song. The song titled, One Night Stand, went on to become a local success. Juice put his musical ambitions on hold while he accepted a scholarship to play college football. After returning to Youngstown, Juice picked up his pen and began to sharpen his songwriting skills. He teamed up with childhood friend and a respected Youngstown hip-hop artist, 100 Proof, to record the local hit “Exclusive Chick”. During this time Juice recorded a two song demo. This demo got into the hands of Youngstown legend and music industry veteran, Rufus Blaq. Rufus Blaq, who’s credentials are vast, reached out to Juice and the two of them began to work on material for Juice. Rufus Blaq released a major label album in 1998 as a hip hop artist called Credentials. He has written or recorded songs with Salt and Pepper, Queen Latifah, Omarion, Faith Evans, The Lox, B.I.G.G.I.E, Bow Wow, Angie Stone, Faith Evans, Tachina Arnold (Pam from TV series Martin), and the list goes on. Instantly, Juice and Rufus studio sessions began to produce raw and soulful music. Rufus Blaq is also featured on the first single from The Gemini Ep called War Cry.
With his highly anticipated Gemini EP on the horizon and the creation of his newly formed record label, OMG, Juice Brown is poised to take the world of R&B by storm. Ohio stand up!