Jake Brown is owner/operator of Nashville-based Versailles
Records, distributed in the States by Big Daddy Music Distribution, whose
releases include tributes to the Cult, Satriani/Vai, Van Halen, and Tina
Turner, an Alien Sex Fiend Singles collection, and a solo album by T-Rex
frontman Marc Bolan, among others. As a biographer, he has published books
on Death Row Records' CEO Suge Knight (Amber Books, April, 2002), legendary
Heavy Metal band Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx (Black Market Publishing, December,
2002), controversial R&B Star R. Kelly (Colossus Books, May, 2004),
late hip hop icon Notorious B.I.G. (Colossus Books, June, 2004), and currently
is co-authoring an authorized biography with former Motley Crue frontman
John Corabi, and researching and writing the first definitive Rock Producers
Anthology, entitled "Behind the Boards", and featuring exclusive chapter-long
interviews with rock/metal's most successful and influential producers.
His books have been reviewed in such magazines as Vibe, Ebony, XXL, Black
Issues, Metal Edge, Publisher's Weekly, and Billboard, among others.