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by Chris Brown
     
 

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The instant number one hit "Run It!" proved to be no fluke. Two other songs from Chris Brown's debut album were moderate to major hits, enabling the entertainer to become a popular music star with platinum sales, not just a brief crush for thousands upon thousands of tween-aged females. Brown's second act, released almost exactly two years after his first, takes a… See more details below

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The instant number one hit "Run It!" proved to be no fluke. Two other songs from Chris Brown's debut album were moderate to major hits, enabling the entertainer to become a popular music star with platinum sales, not just a brief crush for thousands upon thousands of tween-aged females. Brown's second act, released almost exactly two years after his first, takes a "don't fix it if it ain't broke" approach, offsetting the innocent and age-appropriate material with a handful of songs that are squarely placed within lil' Lothario territory. When he works with Johnta Austin and Stargate, out comes young courtship fodder that is boyish enough to be reinterpreted by squeaky clean American Idol contestant David Archuleta ("You're my sweetheart and I'm so glad that you're mine"); switch the collaborators to Jazze Pha and Lil Wayne, and you get come-ons like "You like 28s on a Hummer/'Cause you the number one stunner" and "That's it, babygirl/Put it on my zipper." The two modes have had a popularity-maximizing effect, to say the very least. Falling into the relatively edgy category, the T-Pain collaboration and lead single "Kiss Kiss" duplicated the chart success of "Run It!," and perhaps only someone as likable and harmless as Brown could get away with "And I get a little mannish, and you see the bandanna hangin'/That means I'm like a bandit." You've got to credit Brown and his songwriters and producers for cranking out another handful of easy to remember hits that cover the bases, from upbeat and carefree numbers to go-to mixtape ballads that push all the right target-demographic buttons. [This edition contains two "special" bonus tracks and a DVD featuring two videos, behind-the-scenes footage from the making of those two videos, and a "Journey to South Africa" segment.]

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Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Rob Sheffield
Brown cruises through teen-romance ballads ("Take You Down") and jumping dance tracks like the T-Pain duet, "Kiss Kiss," where he reminds everybody, "I'm just a country boy from Tappahannock V-A." 1/2

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2007
Label:
Jive
UPC:
0886971232226
catalogNumber:
712322

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Throwed  - Chris Brown
  2. Kiss Kiss  -  T-Pain
  3. Take You Down  - Chris Brown
  4. With You  - Chris Brown
  5. Picture Perfect  - Chris Brown
  6. Hold Up  - Chris Brown
  7. You  - Chris Brown
  8. Damage  - Chris Brown
  9. Wall to Wall  - Chris Brown
  10. Help Me  - Chris Brown
  11. I Wanna Be  - Chris Brown
  12. Gimme Watcha Got  - Chris Brown
  13. I'll Call Ya  - Chris Brown
  14. Lottery  - Chris Brown
  15. Get at Ya  - Chris Brown
  16. Mama  - Chris Brown
  17. Nice  - Chris Brown
  18. Down  - Chris Brown

Disc 2

  1. Journey to South Africa
  2. Behind-the-Scenes Wall to Wall
  3. Wall to Wall
  4. Behind-the-Scenes Kiss Kiss
  5. Kiss Kiss

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Brown   Primary Artist
DJ Premier   scratching
Steve Russell   Background Vocals
Espen Lind   Guitar
Loren Dawson   Keyboards
Chuck Prada   Conga
James Burt   Organ,Piano
Ced "Keyz" Williams   Guitar
Jamaal Andrews   Bass Guitar
James Fauntleroy   Background Vocals
Luke Boyd   Background Vocals
Rob Knox   Musician

Technical Credits

Eric Hudson   Producer,Instrumentation
Corey Williams   Engineer
Eric Dawkins   Producer
Jazze Pha   Producer
Kuk Harrell   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Mark Pitts   Executive Producer
Carlton Lynn   Engineer
Brian Springer   Engineer
Vernon Mungo   Engineer
Andre Harris   Producer
Andrew Hey   Engineer
will.i.am   Producer,Engineer
Swizz Beatz   Producer
Lamar Edwards   Producer
Chris Brown   Producer,Executive Producer
Ruben Rivera   Engineer
Courtney Walter   Art Direction
Bryan-Michael Cox   Producer,Instrumentation
Chris Carmouche   Engineer
Warren Bletcher   Engineer
Antonio Dixon   Producer
Brian Sumner   Engineer
Sam Thomas   Engineer
Aaron Renner   Engineer
Chris Brown   Composer
T-Pain   Composer
Mike Tsarfati   Engineer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Riley Mackin   Engineer
Rob Knox   Producer
Scott Naughton   Engineer
Don Cheegro   Producer

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