Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame” Aug14

Chris Brown feat. Usher and Rick Ross – “New Flame”...

First things first about Chris Brown’s latest single, “New Flame,” doesn’t this sound similar to Mario’s “Break Up” but without the jarring Bangladesh-produced drums (and shitty marble-mouth raps from Gucci Mane and worthless verse from the songwriter). I mean Mario’s single was very hot back in 2009, but Chris Brown has constructed a very polished pop-R&B track with his king predecessor, Usher, and a very adept rapper, Rick Ross. And as usual, Chris is the only R&B singer bringing challenging choreography to the video dance game. “New Flame” will be on Chris Brown’s oft-delayed album called “X”. Not to be confused with Ed Sheeran’s album “X” which you’re supposed to say “multiply” because he’s clever. I guess....

DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremih – “Hold You Down” Aug11

DJ Khaled feat. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremih – “Hold You Down”...

For years DJ Khaled has managed to assemble rappers together to do features on tracks he may have produced. As long as Khaled throws in a “We The Best!” verbal watermark, the uncaring public knew that the next 4-6 minutes will be filled with a somewhat hot track slathered with mediocre or hand-me-down rhymes and possibly a melodic hook. Khaled has managed to convince the most popular contemporary rappers in the world to rap on his records: Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, Ludacris, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and many more. So in that same vein, he has assembled the best most popular(?) R&B contemporary crossover singers(ish) of 2014. But really, the song is outshined by the sheer ridiculousness of DJ Khaled’s wooden acting ability. I don’t think he’s acting. I believe Khaled demands his girlfriends to say his name on command. I believe all the alcohol and headphone product placement is reproduced in his own house with stacked boxes of promotional loot. And when Khaled says to the girl that he’ll “hold you down,” I know he thinks it means that he will support her. But by the word’s other definition, Khaled will hold, as in prevent her from ascending, her down mentally, financially, spiritually, and physically The thankless actress who endures Khaled’s “say my name” queries. The shitty New Edition re-creation. The slow motion smash cuts of bathwater, lingerie, and fuckniggery. The endless pointing, preening, and wingflapping of all the singers. You get all of this and a song of such little consequence that I won’t even talk about it. Enjoy the “headsario” (Khaled’s word, I think) and his 4 hired singers warbling over a typical 2010s radio friendly production. “Hold You Down” is the first single from the I Changed A Lot...

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal” (video) Mar24

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal” (video)...

What do you do when you have a very hot single with two versions for either coast and you need to film a video to keep the promotion train rolling? You install a different and weaker rapper for the visuals. Enter YMCMB’s resident Memphis Bleek, Tyga. And your social media team needs to keep chugging along, so send out a message via your Twitter handle. #LOYAL video dropping 3/24!!! let the countdown begin!!! — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) March 22, 2014 I love how idiots are like “WTF! He’s in jail and he’s still tweeting!” or “How is LA County allowing Breezy to use social media in jail?” Think those quotes are stupid… here are some real tweets from idiots who don’t know how marketing works. Yes, Chris Brown is still in jail. Good luck, Mark Geragos. All that aside, it’s got all the trappings of a Chris Brown video. Colors, dancing, bad lip syncing, more dancing, 4th wall leering, even more dancing, shameless plugs, and did I mention he can dance? Plus his dancers. And that body (((pause))). And his dancers. And Usher!...

Sevyn Streeter feat. Chris Brown – “It Won’t Stop” (DJ Irrestible Jersey Club Remix)...

Sexy chill club music from DJ Irresistable’s remix of Sevyn Streeter’s “It Won’t...

Chris Brown – “Fantasy” (Dj Rell & Dj Tricks Remix)...

What is Jersey House? I’ll let MTV answer that. Our job is present the music and maybe talk about where it came from. But this is a Teddie article, so press play and enjoy already. (DJ Rell/DJ Tricks/Jersey...

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and French Montana/Too $hort – “Loyal” Mar12

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and French Montana/Too $hort – “Loyal”...

“Loyal” is the 4th(!) single by Chris Brown from his oft-delayed sixth album, X. Two versions got sent around to all the North American Black pop…errrr rhythmic contemporary radio stations. Both tracks have Breezy (natch) and frequent collaborator Weezy, but the East Coast version is saddled with a double-recycled verse from French Montana while the West Coast version has an invigorated Too $hort spitting hot fyah. On first listen the pangs of listening to Wayne’s boilerplate wordplay and the robotic bounce turned me off. However, Chris can still sing better than most. And who doesn’t like a song about unfaithful bitches. Soon enough I’m humming the chorus. I do not recommend listening to the East Coast version when French Montana starts reciting Biggie’s verses I strongly recommend listening to the West Coast version because it gets better from Wayne to Chris to...