Thursday, April 20, 2006
Chris Brown – "Chris Brown" Hip, young, and fresh with an au natural touch to every song and every dance move, Chris Brown recently made his way onto the music scene with the hit single "Run It," featuring Juelz Santana of Dipset. The brand new self-titled album, "Chris Brown," proves to be a very successful project for the 16-year-old beginner from Tappahannock, Va. Although many of the album's songs threaten hit-single status, the exception would definitely be the remixed version of "Run It" by Jermaine Dupri, featuring Bow Wow. It somehow seems to cater more to the underage rapper than it does to the one actually singing the song—Chris Brown.
The sample taken from "Jam Master Jay," performed by Run DMC, sounds too slow for the lyrics and inhibits the song's overall intention as a club/dance hit. But, be that as it may, one questionable joint surrounded by so many other hits is forgivable. This album is indeed a sure prediction of just how much more music listeners will be hearing from Chris Brown in the near future.
— Adrienne Hearn
It is refreshing to see such a young singer with so much talent. He first caught my attention with his song 'Excuse Me Miss.' I love that song because it kind of strays from todays music which can be blantant and direspectful. He seems like a true gentleman, like you can tell he was raised right. He as well as Ne-yo are bringing back that old school feel to R&B and hip hop and I am just loving it. "The sample taken from "Jam Master Jay," performed by Run DMC, sounds too slow for the lyrics and inhibits the song's overall intention as a club/dance hit." I feel the same way. Great review! Keep 'em coming!