Well this isn’t too much of a surprise. Today Chris Brown took to his Twitter to announce that his new album X might be his last album. As you know Chris Brown, who was once considered the boy-next-door, was involved in a tragic event with pop star Rihanna back in 2009. The event that took place has had long lasting ramifications on Chris’s career since. From being blacklisted by radio, MTV, VH1, and some music retail stores Chris career and sells to a huge blow. Chris Brown quickly became the modern Ike Turner to mainstream media. Where Rihanna on the other hand, had a new interest from the media into her personal life then ever before. As Rihanna’s star rose to new heights, Chris fell further then ever before. Since 2009 Chris Brown’s career has taken many setbacks due to some not so good decisions made on his part.
Personally I love Chris Brown and the many times I’ve been around him he was nothing but humble and genuinely sweet. Plus he is one of few stars who truly understands the concept that “you wouldn’t be where you are without the support of your fans.” It’s a shame that he’s come to this “possible” decision to call it quits. Yes the incident between him and Rihanna happened years ago, but that’s irrelevant. Stars such as Whitney Houston and Ike Turner prove that no matter what you do people will still talk even when you’re no longer here to defend yourself. They only thing Chris can do from here is to continue to conduct himself in a more mature manner, and accept that this stain on his career will always be there regardless. I think after this album a break would be great for Chris. Personally he should have taken one after the release of F.A.M.E. then came back around this time. Chris is extremely talented and I want nothing more then to see him win.
Although he’s recent material has been somewhat decent (excluding “Fine China” and “Don’t Think They Know”), I have faith that he can pull a monster hit if he moves past the generic dance-styled songs with thick auto-tune he’s put out in the past. Chris just needs to live his life and find new inspiration for his music. The last time he experimented with his sound was when he recorded and released F.A.M.E., “Trumpet Light,” and "Turn Up The Music” off Fortune. His new album X is set to arrive on August 26.
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