As you can see from the tweet above, Chris Brown has a flurry of big names on his upcoming album, X, currently slated for July 16th (at this point though, I bet this gets pushed back). Confirmed producers also include Timbaland, Diplo, Polow Da Don, Danja, Pharrell, and Drumma Boy.
I'm encouraged by this quote in a recent interview with RollingStone:
"I tried to stay away from the Euro beats, and not go totally pop,” he told Rolling Stone. “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."
- Chris Brown
"Fine China" is still a feel-good single for the summer so I hope for more songs that were successful in paying homage to the figures CB names above. We shall see sooner than later I'm sure.