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Chris Brown ‘X’ – Album Review

RCA (2014)

I’m just going to assume that Chris Brown’s latest effort, X, is totally about his ex, Rihanna. This collection of sad, reflective, as well as upbeat dance songs gives you two sides of the embattled singer – his somber Dr. Jekyll and his bouyant Mr. Hyde. Jail has apparently humbled and matured the 25-year-old. First, we see a sensitive young man trying to reshape his image and move past his […]

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Soulful New Songs Leaked for Chris Brown’s Upcoming Album ‘X’

With only a couple of days until Chris Brown’s highly anticipated sixth album, X, drops (September 16), several soulful singles have appeared, providing insight into the possible state of Chris Brown’s own soul. Officially, we have “New Flame,” featuring Rick Ross and Usher. Unofficially, we have “Autumn Leaves” and “Drunk Texting” featuring Jhené Aiko. In “New Flame” Usher and Breezy are dressed in snow white finery, surrounded by a pool of fine […]

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Chris Brown To Release “X”

Chris just got released from prison, and he’s wasting no time releasing new music.  With a hot lead single, “Loyal,” that’s already spent 10 weeks on the charts, Chris Brown, 25, is prepping the world for the release of his sixth album X.  The embattled singer just announced via Instagram that X will be dropping September 16.  Reports say it will be a 2-disc, 10-song spread. Breezy’s Instagram post was […]

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What’s Wrong with Chris Brown?

Y’all remember that delightful kid with the velvet voice beaming, flirting and spinning like a young Michael Jackson in “Yo (Excuse Me Miss)?”  Remember him?  That was Chris Brown. That was a different time. Nowadays, unfortunately, all we see is a string of unflattering headlines.  Domestic Violence.  Bar fights. Drake stand-offs.  Substance abuse.  Arrests.  Rehab.  More arrests.  Where did that guy go? Chris Brown spent last weekend behind bars in […]

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Chris Brown’s Probation Revoked over Arrest in DC

Avoids jail time for now

When R&B performer Chris Brown was arrested on suspected misdemeanor assault back in Washington, DC in October, it raised concerns that it would jeopardize his probation. This week, those concerns were realized when Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin officially revoked his probation. The  violation occurred October 27, when Brown and his bodyguard were arrested outside the W Hotel in DC over an altercation with a fan, who claimed the […]

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Chris Brown Enters Rehab for Anger Issues

Continuing to follow the unfolding story stemming from Chris Brown’s arrest last weekend over alleged assault…without implying any admission of wrongdoing, it would appear that Brown is getting tired of getting into trouble. After his release from jail on Monday when his charges were reduced to misdemeanor simple assault, representatives for Brown say the singer has opted to enter rehab to deal with anger issues, according to Billboard and the […]

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Chris Brown Arrested for Assault in DC

If allegations are true, R&B star Chris Brown has apparently not learned to control his temper—and this time it may cost him some jail time. CBS News reports that the star was involved in a physical altercation with another individual early Sunday morning outside a Washington, DC hotel, and was arrested by police. He has been charged with felony assault and is currently still in custody, along with his bodyguard, […]

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What’s Up With Chris Brown?

The R&B singer’s crazy few weeks

No matter how you feel about Chris Brown, you gotta hand it to him these days for not faking his own death and disappearing to a remote island someplace. Never mind the relentless unfriendly news cycles; the past couple of weeks, this guy has had more court cases swirling around him over a variety of issues than most people will face in a lifetime—and all of it just keeps making […]

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Chris Brown Suffers Seizure: Report

Rihanna’s ex and R&B heartthrob Chris Brown is no stranger to TMZ headlines. After tweeting earlier this week that he was contemplating retirement following the upcoming album X, the gossip website is reporting emergency crews were summoned to the L.A. recording studio Record Plant after Brown reportedly suffered a seizure. Brown’s representatives haven’t issued a statement, but a Los Angeles Fire Department official confirmed to E! News that crews responded […]

Just Let ‘Em Sang: 2012’s Best R&B Songs

Although 2012 was a pretty quiet year on the R&B tip, a few songs from the genre made some noise, so we’d like to pay them respect. Some of you guys might have even forgotten about these songs, since a couple of them weren’t given as much attention as hip-hop/rap this year. As a matter of fact, some of these songs weren’t even given proper radio play. But they still […]

Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 11.3.12)

Welcome to your Weekly Mixtape November 3, 2012.   Swizz Beatz, Chris Brown and Ludacris, “Everyday Birthday” Though he has occupied himself of late with his work as one-third of the triumvirate that controls Justin Bieber, Ludacris once made his living as a purveyor of raps. On “Everyday Birthday” he reminds us of that legacy, but fails to stick around long enough to own up to it. With its dance-floor […]

Chris Brown, “Fortune” – Album Review

RCA Records (2012)

When future scholars get around to writing the cultural history of dubstep (with, I’d imagine, equal parts curiosity and confusion) I hope Chris Brown’s Fortune will be pointed to as one of the best examples of the dance-centric genre’s ability to successfully crossbreed with radio pop. Even more willing than his peers to take R&B into the club, Chris Brown frontloads Fortune with several prime examples of his talent for […]