Childhood & Early Life
Quincy Taylor Brown was born on June 4, 1991, in New York City. He is of African-American descent. His mother, Kim Porter, is an actress, and model. His father, Albert Joseph Brown III, is a singer, and rapper. He is better known by his stage name, ‘Al B. Sure!’ Brown’s parents separated when he was very young.
In 1994, when Brown was 3 years old, his mother started a relationship with Sean Combs, who is a singer, and rapper. Combs became a father-figure for Brown. He has a step brother, Christian, and two step sisters, D’Lila, and Jessie. The famous musician, Quincy Jones, was his godfather.
Brown spent his early years in Georgia, and Los Angeles. He graduated from the ‘Calabasas High School,’ in California. During his early years, Brown was not confident as a singer. He dreamed of being a baseball player. It was his grandmother who discovered his talent, and instilled confidence in him. Brown was influenced by the musicians such as Marvin Gaye, and Al Green.
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Quincy Taylor Brown made his debut appearance on TV, while he was a teenager. In 2008, he was featured in the show, ‘My Super Sweet 16,’ which was telecast on the ‘MTV’ channel. It was a show that focused on teenagers, whose parents arranged for lavish birthday celebrations. Brown’s mother, and step father, threw a star-studded party in Atlanta, on his 16th birthday, and this was featured in two episodes of the show. Actress and model, Lauren London, was invited to the show, as Brown’s dating partner. Other celebrities such as Chris Brown, and Bow Wow, were also present.
In 2012, Brown started his career in modelling, by participating in the ‘Gaborone Fashion Weekend,’ held in Botswana. Brown has modelled for major brands such as ‘Luis Vuitton,’ ‘Off-White,’ ‘Rick Owens,’ and ‘Christian Louboutin.’ He advertises brands through his social media accounts too. In 2015, Brown walked with Naomi Campbell, in the ‘New York Fashion Week,’ as a part of her campaign to spread awareness about Ebola virus.
In 2012, Brown made his debut in movies, with the role of ‘Reggie,’ in the movie, ‘We the Party.’ It was a comedy movie set in the environment of an ethnically diverse high school. Though Brown got the chance to act with the likes of Snoop Dogg, his performance was not noticed much.
In 2012, Brown released his single track, ‘Stay Awhile.’ He has released an EP named, ‘This Is for You.’ He has released several popular single tracks such as ‘The First Thing,’ ‘Black Lingerie,’ ‘Late Night Flex,’ and ‘What You Rappin For.’
In 2014, Quincy Taylor Brown released his single, ‘Friends First,’ which was one of his most popular tracks. The video of the song featured rapper, French Montana. In 2015, Brown made his directorial debut, by directing the music video for the song, ‘No Words,’ by Elle Winter.
In 2015, Brown bagged a major role in the movie, ‘Brotherly Love.’ It was directed by Jamal Hill, and produced by Queen Latifah. The movie revolved around the life of a basketball player, and his friends. Brown played ‘Chris Collins,’ who was one of the leading characters Brown shot to fame, with the movie. Following this, he played ‘Jaleel,’ in the comedy-drama movie, ‘Dope.’
In 2015, Brown starred in a few TV series too. He appeared in an episode of the series, ‘CSI: crime Scene Investigation,’ which was aired on the ‘CBS’ network. He also featured in an episode of the reality series, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians.’
In 2015, Brown released single tracks, ‘Exotic,’ and ‘Record Straight.’ In 2016, he released the hit track, ‘Blue Dot.’ In June 2016, Brown signed a contract with the record label, ‘Epic Records.’
In 2016, Quincy Taylor Brown was chosen to be a part of the musical drama series, ‘Star,’ aired on the ‘Fox’ network. The series tells the story of three talented female singers. Brown plays ‘Derek Jones,’ who is the love interest of one of the lead characters, and is also a civil rights activist. The series is still being aired. It has made Brown highly popular among TV viewers.
Brown has found success as an entrepreneur. He started the production company, ‘FourXample.’ Brown owns his watch collection, ‘Chalk by Quincy,’ and a jeans line with the name, ‘Embellish.’ He also owns a tech start-up company.