Melanin Magic

New Music: Remy Ma feat. Chris Brown – ‘Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)’

Remy Ma and Chris Brown make magic on their new 7 Winters & 6 Summers collaboration, “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown).”

Over the Dallas Austin production, which samples Mint Condition’s ’90s hit “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes),” Breezy sings about his lover. “You’re my pretty brown eyes,” he croons. “I want you / I don’t need you in my life / But you’re my vibe tonight and I love you.”

Boasting about her “brown skin poppin’,” Reminisce delivers a couple of show-stopping verses in celebration of her “up north glow.” “Body lookin’ like cinnamon,” she brags. “I’m running shit right now, I think I pulled a ligament.”

According to Remy, the song is meant to empower. “I just wanted to make something to let people know that you’re beautiful, you’re pretty,” she said. “You can be brown skin, dark skin, light skinned. None of that is what makes you pretty or beautiful. It’s what’s inside.”

“Melanin Magic” follows Remy’s Lil’ Kim-assisted single “Wake Me Up.” Both tracks are expected to appear on Ma’s forthcoming sophomore album, 7 Winters & 6 Summers, which is due early this year via Columbia Records.