Jake Brown

Music writer and author of “Suge Knight: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Death Row Records.”


Award-winning Music biographer Jake Brown has written 35 published books since 2001, featuring many authorized collaborations with some of Rock's biggest artists, including 2013 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart (with Ann and Nancy Wilson), living guitar legend Joe Satriani, Heavy Metal pioneers Motorhead (with Lemmy Kilmister), late Hip Hop icon Tupac Shakur (with the estate), celebrated Rock drummer Kenny Aronoff, late Funk pioneer Rick James, superstar Country music anthology Nashville Songwriter (featuring interviews with Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, etc.) and the all-star Rock producers anthology Behind the Boards, among many others. Brown has also appeared as the featured biographer of record on Fuse TV's Live Through This series and Bloomberg TV's Game Changers series, and received national press in Rolling Stone Magazine, CBS News, The Hollywood Reporter, USA Today, MTV.com, Guitar World Magazine, Billboard, Huffington Post, Yahoo News, etc. In 2012, Brown won the Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.

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