Chris Brown’s X-Factor: Will This Album Answer Everyone’s Questions?

Chris Brown’s X-Factor: Will This Album Answer Everyone’s Questions?

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By @AllThingsMitch

With his new album filling shelves and a new mindset guiding his ways, Breezy is finally set to separate from his past.

It has been 5 years since the infamous domestic dispute with former girlfriend Rihanna that aggressively shifted the course of Chris Brown’s career. The journey of two teen sensations that grew to become one of music’s most beloved star couples abruptly took a tumultuous turn in an unavoidable chapter of their lives.

Once the chilling images of Rihanna surfaced on the Internet, it seemed nearly impossible for the masses to find even the slightest feeling of remorse for Chris Brown. In fact, he was immediately persecuted by the public and made the eye of a treacherous media storm. Meant to support his case, a series of mishandled network appearances and over-produced apologies only further crippled the perception of his character. All things considered, the sentiment was clear: a press run of endless apologies was not enough to override the years of traumatizing history and grueling tradition buried beneath the tears of abused women across the country. Yet, he and Rihanna managed to move on, eventually reconnect, and more noticeably continue their careers as celebrated staples in pop culture.

Upholding nearly unblemished public personas prior to the incident, both bounced back with an impressive stride that only enhanced their rockstar status. It was around this joint comeback that it started to become evident that Chris Brown and Rihanna live two different, yet surprisingly similar lifestyles. Each adopted an increasingly aggressive edge, rugged alternative look, and unrelentingly free-spirited attitude. Still, mainstream media positioned them on opposite ends of the spectrum. As a result, Chris Brown remained tainted by the inability to eliminate a villainous perception.

Within the same time frame, Rihanna became everyone’s favorite muse; an alluring goddess praised for fearlessly flaunting her imperfections, effortlessly shining through the lingering shadows of turmoil that follow such experiences. When RiRi began flooding magazine covers, owning A-List red carpets, and dominating conversations across social media for her redefined fashion sense and bad girl attitude, it marked the start of a movement. From her tattoos and weed smoke, to loose speech and unapologetic confidence, Rihanna’s image resonated as a statement of female empowerment for her millions of loyal fans worldwide.

For Chris Brown, walking a parallel path ended at a very different destination. There were certain factors that didn’t help his image, such as multiple court appearances, and serving jail time for violating his probation. The chronicled legal trouble made seeing his tattoos, piercings, partying, and carefree lifestyle as signs of a confused and uncontrollable rich kid carelessly parading through life. Questions quickly surfaced about Brown needing intervention and not having any good people in his corner. The shift in his style and growing interest in art only led to more speculation of the singer being caught up in a reckless lifestyle, ultimately deriving from an alleged identity crisis.

As his new album, X is officially in stores, riding the much-deserved momentum of two massive singles, a people’s choice title track, and the Kendrick-Lamar assisted smash “Autumn Leaves”, Breezy is proving again that his talents and influence are undeniable. However, he is also solidifying a stronger statement that his success should no longer be met with an heir of second-guessing. Regardless of his songs crushing the radio, it’s still not clear if there will ever be a complete sense of leniency for Chris Brown.

With that said, although the reality of what transpired 5 years ago cannot be reversed and many will consider his actions unforgiveable, there are a few truths to consider: it takes an unbelievable abundance of faith, diligence, focus, maturity, and passion to endure the tribulations that Chris Brown faced and still sustain both your sanity and a thriving career. Rihanna suffered tremendously, physically and emotionally, also to overcome and stand tall as an even more empowered and independent person. Against all odds, both are still on a mission and refusing to give it up. And, if Breezy’s album title aligns with the sentiment, this marks the closing of a painful piece of the past that he is whole-heartedly and officially leaving behind.

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As Summer’s end approaches Chris Brown and Usher warm things up in the “New Flame” music video

As Summer’s end approaches Chris Brown and Usher warm things up in the “New Flame” music video

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As summer comes closer to the end Chris Brown and Usher hits us with some sexy visuals for “New Flame.” This song also featured MMG’s boss Rick Ross. This video couldn’t be more sleek with the guys dressed in all white while both Chris and Usher show us their dancing skills that we’ve been extremely fond of for a long time now. This is Chris Brown’s first music video since he’s been released from prison and we can’t get enough of him. This new album “X” will be released on September 19th. Peep the video below:

 

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Sevyn Streeter ft. Chris Brown – “It Won’t Stop”

Sevyn Streeter ft. Chris Brown – “It Won’t Stop”

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Two things we gather from Sevyn’s It Won’t Stop video featuring Chris Brown:
1.) She’s def channeling Aaliyah.
2.) Her Call Me Crazy, But… EP is gonna be good.

Sevyn Streeter will be hitting the road with K.Michelle on the Rebellious Soul tour and her upcoming EP is due a day later, November 5.

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Chris Brown Premieres Love More Ft. Nicki Minaj (New Music)

Chris Brown Premieres Love More Ft. Nicki Minaj (New Music)

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After previewing this upbeat tune at the 2013 BET Awards, Clear Channel Communications premieres Brown’s 3rd single Love More off his upcoming album X. The track features the ever so ingenious Miss Minaj who delivers smoothly over this club banger.

Chris Brown was more than excited to share this new single with his fans– he took to twitter to say,

“Official worldwide premiere of my new single #LoveMore feat. @NickiMinaj happening NOW on Clear Channel!!”

Check the single out below and let us know your thoughts.

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Ty Dolla $ign’s “Beach House 2″ + Private Listening Session Footage

Ty Dolla $ign’s “Beach House 2″ + Private Listening Session Footage

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We had the pleasure of attending Ty Dolla $ign’s private listening session of Beach House 2 — so now that it’s hitting the web, we give it two thumbs up.

In the project, you can find collabs with Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Juicy J, YG, Game, Joe Moses, Trey Songz, Kid Ink and many more + production by DJ Mustard.

Fun Fact: Ty just officially joined Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Ent!

Stream Beach House 2 below, download it HERE + watch what went down at his listening session last week.

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Photos: Power 106’s Powerhouse New @ 2 Stage

Photos: Power 106’s Powerhouse New @ 2 Stage

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Power 106′s annual Powerhouse concert took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim over the weekend. Before the main event, a festival area was held with a New @ 2 stage — artists such as Eric Bellinger, K. Roosevelt, Hit Boy, Audio Push, TeeFlii and more performed their catchy hits.

Our fam, Porterhouse LA, was on hand to grab these moments. Come back for pics from the main event featuring Chris Brown, Future, Big Sean, Problem and more!

Enjoy below.

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Video: Chris Brown They Don’t Know ft. Aaliyah

Video: Chris Brown They Don’t Know ft. Aaliyah

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Breezy drops the dark new visuals for his They Don’t Know single that will be on his X album dropping this summer in July 16th. The track features unheard vocals from the beautiful fallen angel Aaliyah. In the video you’ll find Chris Brown rollin through the streets of Compton with certain colors (red & blue) very distinguished throughout the video. Also dedicating the video to his fallen friend RIP Lil Frogg

Watch the video below & tell us what you think.

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Video: Tyga ft. Chris Brown “For the Road”

Video: Tyga ft. Chris Brown “For the Road”

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By Amber Perez
@AmberPerez

Sexy new video by Tyga featuring C Breezy on For the Road a single off his Hotel California album that released back in April. This Young Money Cash Money rapper stated that the feel for this song was similar to their hit “Deuces”.

The Track was produced by Lil C and video was directed by Colin Tilley who made it an all white everything kind of video.

Check it out the video below.

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Zephaniah Covers Chris Brown’s “Fine China”

Zephaniah Covers Chris Brown’s “Fine China”

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This landed in our inbox today, a performance of Fine China by Zephaniah of Memphis, TN. Word on the streets is that this energetic crooner scored an endorsement from America’s Got Talent Host Nick Cannon. Niiice.

Take a look below. Like what you see? Follow him @_ZEPHANIAH . Let us know what you think! Comment below.


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Avant Weighs in on R.Kelly and Calls Chris Brown “Unbelievable”

Avant Weighs in on R.Kelly and Calls Chris Brown “Unbelievable”

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Avant and his cute ass dimples dropped his first album, My Thoughts in 2000. Now, 13 years later, the R&B singer releases his 7th project, Face the Music.

During his visit to Sway in the Morning, Avant weighs in on being compared to R.Kelly and called Chris Brown, “unbelievable.”

Watch below for all the above, plus watch his reaction when fans call up thanking him for assisting in their children’s conception.

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