Koffee Brown were an R&B\neo-soul duo that consisted of male singer Fonz (from Howardsville, Missouri) and female singer Verlene “Vee” Sales (from East Orange, New Jersey). They were discovered by music producer Kay Gee and RL (from R&B group Next).
After Kay Gee formed Divine Mill Records, RL suggested that Fonz leave his hometown for Minnesota to come & audition for Kay Gee.
Vee was an old neighborhood friend of Kay Gee. She also toured as a background singer for R&B artists Faith Evans and Mary J. Blige. She was also feautred on R&B singer Case’s song “Touch Me Teach Me.”
After Koffee Brown formed, they appeared on Next’s 1997 album “Rated Next” and Naughty By Nature’s 1999 album “Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature’s Fury.”In 2000, the duo released their debut single “After Party” which peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 29 weeks, making it their highest chart appearance to date. On March 6, 2001, Koffee Brown released their debut (and only) album “Mars\Venus” which peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart. The follow-up single “Weekend Thing” (featuring B-12 of Midwikid) peaked at #71 on Billboard’s Hot R&B\Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for only 7 weeks.
During that same year, Koffee Brown was featured on Coo Coo Cal’s single “How Does It Feel To Ya” along with Midwikid.
After that, it seemed as if Koffee Brown faded into obscurity. It’s unknown what Vee and Fonz are up to these days.
To see the music video for “After Party,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Weekend Thing,” go to: