Irvin Brown

The Bahamas

Irvin Brown is a Bahamian rapper, singer, producer, and songwriter. He was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama on December 18th, 1996 to Herbert Brown and Laurette Isaac Brown. After moving to Nassau at the age of 7, he attended St. Anne’s School where he had his first forays into creating music by learning the piano and alto saxophone. Beyond that, he participated heavily in after school freestyle rap battles and has always had a fondness for hip hop. Brown’s musical influences vary from conscious rappers like Lupe Fiasco and Common to pop megastars like Elton John and Michael Jackson while also being enculturated by the Rake N’ Scrape music of the Bahamas, Jamaican dancehall, soca, and reggae. Brown created his first song “Bounce with Me” at the age of 16 while attending UWC-USA, an international boarding school in Montezuma, New Mexico. He went to independently release one EP, and four albums while obtaining his Bachelor's degree at the College of Idaho before joining up with the Boise, Idaho collective Trópico 208. Irvin Brown is also a CCC Grant recipient for his 2021 EP “Life and Liberty” which focuses on the experiences of Black and Latino groups in Idaho during the COVID-19 lockdown and pandemic. Credited to the storytelling traditions of the Caribbean, Brown has developed a narrative style for his music creation and enjoys telling stories in individual songs or over the length of an album. He’s also constantly exploring new genres of music and incorporating them into his style. Brown holds a Bachelors's Degree in Anthropology and Sociology from The College of Idaho and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in International Social Policy at the University of Kent all while continuing to create music.
Irvin Brown