He often carried around an old four-track machine and small keyboard everywhere he went when he was younger.
He co-wrote "Waterfalls," TLC's smash hit from 1995 that was nominated for two 1996 Grammy Awards.
His father, Jimmy Brown, was the lead vocalist for the 1970s funk band Brick. His birth name was Patrick Brown.
He collaborated with Big Boi on the artist's 2003 song "The Way You Move," which reached #1 in the United States and #7 in the United Kingdom.