by KHADIJAH DAVIS, WMVL Radio Hip-Hop Music Director
The “Loyal” singer Chris Brown never disappoints his fans. On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, under RCA records Chris Brown released his sixth studio album X, with hits “New Flame” featuring Usher and Rick Ross, and “Loyal” Featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga. Brown’s opening track “X” sets the hot hip-hop vibe for the whole album and symbolizes the R&B, hip-hop, and dance star that Chris has lived to be.
The track “X” starts slow and continues with an upbeat tempo, “I swear to God I’m moving on/I ain’t going back no more”. Many could say this song and throughout the album reflects Brown venting on his relationship with Rhianna. “ Songs on 12 Play” featuring Trey Songz, reproduces the R&B singer R-Kelly 90s songs “ Bump and Grind” , “Half on a baby”, “12 play”, “Your body’s calling”, and 2003 song “ Ignition”. Talking about bringing the 90s and R-Kelly into the album, on the track “Don’t think they know” features the late R&B singer Aaliyah with her angelic voice singing “I don’t think they know the truth/say it ain’t so”. Mainly Throughout the album Chris sings love affairs and affection, but also gives that Hip-Hop flow for dance.
Popular artists Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, Akon, Jhene Aiko, R-Kelly, Trey Songz, Usher, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Tyga and the late Aaliyah are all featured in this album. Industry forecasters suggest the album could sell around 130,000 to 140,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 21. The hot new release “X” could debut in the No.2 slot on the next Billboard 200 chart, all according to Billboard on September 19, 2014. Now let’s give a real standing ovation to Chris Breezy for moving to the top of the charts with his new album X!
Top 5 Songs on X:
- “Loyal” Featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga
- “Songs on 12 play” Featuring Trey Songz
- “New Flame” featuring Usher and Rick Ross
- Fine China
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