Horace Brown was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the son of a Baptist minister. Despite singing in the church as a child, Brown never believed he would have a singing career and instead dreamed of one day being a professional basketball player. However, a knee injury ruined these plans. Brown played a variety of instruments in his school''s marching band and got a break when DeVante Swing of Jodeci heard one of his demos. He then earned spots doing background vocals for Christopher Williams and some writing and producing. (Terri & Monica''s Systa album) He then managed to get a recording contract with Uptown Records after president Andre Harrell saw him in a recording session. In 1994, while on Uptown Records, Brown spurred controversy his single "Taste Your Love" was released. The single was an ode to oral sex and was banned in parts of the South. Despite the press around the single, it failed to perform well on the charts and caused Brown''s album to be shelved. When Andre Harrell of Uptown moved to Motown, he brought Brown with him. Motown promoted the album by releasing two more singles and in 1996, released his self-titled debut album. The album featured Sean "Puffy" Combs and Faith Evans and his remixes featured Foxy Brown and Jay-Z. In July 2007 he appeared on German R&B artist Lisha''s Album "Nice to Meet You" with the track "I Want That".