Atlanta singer Sleepy Brown is set to release his debut album Mr. Brown this fall via Purple Ribbon/Virgin Records.
The new LP features production by Brown and his group Organized Noize, as well as the Neptunes and the Black Eyed Peas. Guest artists include Big Boi of Outkast and Erick Sermon, among others.
The disc will mark Brown’s first album off the Purple Ribbon label, which is owned by longtime friend Big Boi.
“Sleepy Brown is like the third member of Outkast,” Big Boi said. “Since day one, he’s always been there from the beginning. For him to be on the label, it’s an honor. It’s like working with a big brother. Sleepy’s that funk.”
The soul crooner has worked on various projects with the Grammy-winning duo, including providing vocals on “So Fresh, So Clean” and “The Way You Move,” which sat atop the pop charts for several weeks.
In 2004, Brown signed his first solo deal with Interscope and recorded Grown And Sexy, but the album was eventually shelved.
Mr. Brown is scheduled to hit stores this fall.