Born in Illinois and raised in Georgia, Keith “KB” Brown has found a way to combine his love of music and film. He graduated from the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia in 2002, earning a bachelors in Media Management combined with a Film Studies minor. During his stay at UGA, he not only headed the campus film committee and was a radio programmer for the campus’ radio station, but he gained on the job experience by participating in internships at Universal Records, Walt Disney World, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment and So So Def Recordings.
Upon graduation, he promptly moved to Los Angeles taking a position in music video production for Universal/Motown Records working with artists such as Nelly, Lindsay Lohan, Brian McKnight, Akon, 3 Doors Down, Lil’ Wayne, India.Arie, and a host of others. Quickly climbing the ranks, he gained two years of experience in music video production and marketing on the record label side which segued him to The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. There he worked on soundtrack marketing and music videos to promote films, television shows and DVD releases with an emphasis on urban music-oriented material. He worked alongside artists such as Alicia Keys, Missy Elliot, Ciara, Rascal Flatts, Chris Brown, Sean Paul and the Cheetah Girls to achieve record-breaking opening weekends for films including “Step Up”, “Glory Road”, “Cars”, “Stick It”, “Chicken Little” and “Herbie: Fully Loaded” along with their accompanying soundtracks.
From there and since 2008 Keith has served as Head Of Production for Young Money/Cash Money Records producing music videos, commercials and concert visuals for their entire roster of recording artists including Lil Wayne, Birdman, Kevin Rudolf, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Bow Wow, Paris Hilton, Limp Bizkit, Tyga, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Ace Hood, Jay Sean and Lil Twist. A slate of feature films are currently in development under Cash Money Films.
Keith has produced over 200 music videos and won a BET Award, a Billboard Music Award and a BET Hip Hop Award for his work. Six music videos he's produced have won MTV Video Music Awards including 2011 Best Hip Hop Music Video for Nicki Minaj's "Superbass" and 2015 Best Hip Hop Music Video for Nicki Minaj's infamous "Anaconda", which as been viewed over 500 million times online.
On the feature film side, KBiz Entertainment was established as Keith’s production company to produce and develop projects he took personal interest in creating. Keith and KBiz Entertainment’s credits include “The Happy Sad” (Executive Producer), “Onyx: 15 Years Of Videos, History & Violence" (Executive Producer), “The Second Half” (Executive Producer), “A Day In The Life” (Producer), “Caught On Tape” (Producer), “Lil Wayne: Rebirth” (Producer) and “Nicki Minaj: The Pinkprint Movie” (Producer). 2015 saw the theatrical release of Keith's ultimate passion project, "Blackbird", which he produced and fully financed. Based on a novel by Larry Duplechan, the powerful film stars Isaiah Washington and Academy Award winner Mo’Nique. Coming soon to theaters is a new KBiz Entertainment feature film entitled “Supermodel” (Executive Producer; starring Tyson Beckford and Sessilee Lopez).
Also active in the community, Keith is passionate about charity work and making a difference. He is captain of a top ten AIDS Walk LA team five years running, member of APLA’s Collective Effect and a financial contributor to both EQCA and the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation.
What’s next? Sky’s the limit! But you can be sure it will be passionate material that Keith believes will entertain and touch audiences in a unique, moving way as exemplified in one of his favorite quotes: “Why try to fit in when you’re a standout?”