I guess we can say the beef is officially squashed. You know, the one that is rumored to have been over both stars dating Rihanna and climaxing in a bottle throwing brawl that left Tony Parker's eye seriously injured?
Well, it looks like Chris Brown & Drake have a collab in the works as Breezy releases a 2 minute reel of in-studio footage with some brief scenes of them vibing out together. Other artists making an appearance with Chris in the studio: Game, Busta Rhymes, Big Sean, Tyga, T-Pain, Biebs, and Lupe Fiasco (we need that #Crack!).
Ladies, gents: are you excited about a Chris Brown x Drake collab?
Team Breezy it’s time to rejoice again, as Chris Brown has officially set a new release date for his upcoming album, X. If you can remember X was originally suppose to drop back in July, but due to some behind the sense issues the project was pushed back to TBA status. But that’s neither here nor there because X will be hitting retail stores November 19th. X, which features singles “Fine China” and “Don’t Think They Know” is the follow up to Fortune, which didn’t do so well…
Chris has already revealed that we should expect to hear collaborations from Kelly Rowland, Wiz Khalifa, Rihanna, Brandy, and Kendrick Lamar. X will also feature production from Pharrell, Polow Da Don, Timbaland, Danja, Diplo, and Drumma Boy.
Not to long ago Chris spoke with Rolling Stone on the sound of X, which he says, "I tried to stay away from the Euro beats, and not go totally pop," Brown notes. "Instead, I wanted to take the Quincy Jones approach. The record pays homage to the Stevie Wonders, the Michael Jacksons, the Sam Cookes: I wanted to put that classic essence of R&B and soul with the new age of music now. There's a lot of live instruments, and a lot less Auto-Tune. I really wanted to demonstrate my vocal ability, creating the vibe of me singing along with a band."
This is really great news to hear! I really want Chris to win this era. I think him leaving behind the typical euro beat sound is a step in the right direction. At the end of the day Chris has the prefect voice for pop music, which would explain why he is so easily compared to Michael who also had the voice for that genre. I can’t wait to hear this album because the description of the sound he is explaining is exactly what I want to hear from him.
Sevyn Streeter gets an assist from frequent collaborator Chris Brown for a duet/new single off her upcoming Atlantic Records debut. Definitely one that could grow on me with more listens and it's worth a shot for your rotation! CB fans, I know you'll like this one.
Tonight's big-name drop comes from Pusha T and his new single with Chris Brown called "Sweet Serenade". I'm immediately gravitating to the mix of club and bravado from both CB on a vocally altered hook (that sounds good) and Pusha T puttin' down some signature Ric Flair "Whoo!" chants amongst some dope lines. The production is on point as well with every aspect of this song hitting the right chord. My Name Is My Name drops October 8th.