Big Boss
Big Boss

Birth name

J. Brown

Also known as



Houston, Texas, United States




Hip hop, Southern hip hop


Record producer, DJ


Power Move Music (2000)

Associated acts

4 Deep, The Funky Products, Hyjnx, O.G. Style, R.C.U.

J. Brown, better known by his stage name Big Boss, was an American hip hop record producer and DJ from Houston, Texas. He was a well-respected producer and DJ, and is considered a pioneer of the Texas hip hop scene.

Brown began his career as the DJ and producer for Original E as the duo O.G. Style, and they released their debut album I Know How to Play 'Em! on Rap-A-Lot Records in 1991. When the duo split up, Brown formed the group 4 Deep, with whom he would release four albums. Boss also produced for groups such as R.C.U., Hyjnx and The Funky Products. In 2000, he released the album Respect Due, which was self-produced and featured guest appearances from South Park Mexican and 4 Deep, amongst others.

Brown passed away due to kidney failure in 2006.