Chris Brown

Oct
24
Rap-Up TV: T.I. Talks Chris Brown Collaboration, Signing Troy Ave

With his ninth album Paperwork in stores this week, T.I. celebrated its release with a concert for iHeartRadio on Thursday in Burbank, Calif. Before hitting the Honda Stage to perform his hits including “Bring ‘Em Out,” “Live Your Life,” and “About the Money,” the King caught up with Rap-Up TV to discuss collaborating with Chris Brown on the raunchy bedroom banger “Private Show.”

“We wanted to make grown women cream themselves. I think that was the pure, definite intention behind the record,” said Tip. “I think that we were both kinda trying to one-up one another: ‘You’re not gonna make a girl cream before me. I’m gonna say something that you didn’t say and it’s gonna make her feel a way that you didn’t make her feel.’ We just kinda continued that volley back and forth and then we had a little ball of inappropriate innuendos at the end of it called ‘Private Show.’”

Earlier this week, Troy Ave fueled speculation that he signed to T.I.’s Grand Hustle label by appearing on the Hustle Gang remix to DeJ Loaf’s “Try Me” alongside Tip and Trae Tha Truth. While a contract may not be finalized, T.I. considers Troy to be Hustle Gang.

“Never mind the paperwork, I can’t really speak for the deals or the solidification of a professional relationship, but personally he’s definitely Hustle Gang. That’s something that I feel comfortable saying.”

He praised the Brooklyn rapper, who was among this year’s XXL Freshman Class. “He’s a solid cat,” said Tip. “He has something that New York has been missing for quite some time and he’s not afraid to be a New Yorker. I salute him for that early on.”

T.I. is battling it out against Logic on next week’s charts, but sales are not his priority anymore. “Don’t get me wrong, everybody wants to do well in everything that they do, but at the same time you have to judge yourself based on a scale of the statistics of what’s considered normal or acceptable for today. Ultimately the fans receiving it and really being able to relate to the music and really appreciating it as much as we appreciated putting it together, that is more important to us at this point in time.”

The multi-tasking mogul doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon. He will star in the upcoming Marvel movie Ant Man and has already chosen titles for his next two albums, Paperwork: The Return and Paperwork: Love and Liability.

Oct
23
Chris Brown Appears in Court for Progress Hearing

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Chris Brown was back in an L.A. courtroom on Thursday for a progress report hearing in the Rihanna assault case. According to TMZ, his community labor was increased to four days a week, so he can finish his required hours by January.

A somber-looking Chris joined his lawyer Mark Geragos as he faced the judge, who also mentioned that he violated his probation by getting a speeding ticket.

With his new schedule (community service typically lasts eight hours a day), he won’t have much time to rehearse for his upcoming tour with Trey Songz.

The R&B superstars are scheduled to hit the road with Tyga in the months ahead. Breezy will also open the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas on November 7 and perform with Trigga at Power 106′s Cali Christmas on December 5.

Earlier in the week, he joined Karrueche, Kanye West, and Big Sean at Teyana Taylor’s album listening party in L.A.

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Oct
21
Chris Brown, Jodeci to Perform at Soul Train Awards

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There will be peace, love, and Breezy at the Soul Train Awards. Chris Brown is set to open this year’s show with a thrilling performance.

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Oct
21
Kanye West, Chris Brown, & Big Sean Join Teyana Taylor at ‘VII’ Listening Party

Teyana, Kanye, and Kim

Teyana Taylor has been patiently waiting for her moment and it finally arrived last night. The Harlem singer was surrounded by friends and family as she celebrated her debut album VII in Hollywood.

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Oct
20
Chris Brown, Trey Songz, T.I., & J. Cole Join Cali Christmas Lineup

Cali Christmas 2014

The stars are coming to Cali this Christmas. L.A. radio station Power 106 has announced the lineup for its annual Cali Christmas concert.

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Oct
18
Chris Brown, Big Sean Spit ‘Open Bar’ Freestyles on Power 106

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During his visit to Power 106′s #LIFTOFF show, Chris Brown put his freestyle skills to the test for the “Open Bar” series using four bars and four topics. Over Migos’ “Fight Night,” Breezy rapped about thots, drunk texting, girls looking through your phone, and L.A. women.

Big Sean also stopped by the show and laid down some hot bars over Drake’s “0 to 100.” His topics included Floyd Mayweather, L.A. girls, Nicki Minaj’s ass (“You know I was the first one to have her bend it over in a video”), and crazy chicks, but he stopped short on the last topic.

“I’m in enough headlines right now. I might have to stop while I’m ahead,” laughed Naya Rivera’s ex.

Sean has collaborated with Chris on a new song for his upcoming album, due later this year or in early 2015. They previously scored a hit with 2011′s “My Last.”

Check both their freestyle flows below.

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Oct
14
New Music: French Montana f/ Jeremih & Chris Brown – ‘Don’t Panic (Remix)’

Don't Panic (Remix)

French Montana spawns yet another remix to his DJ Mustard-produced single “Don’t Panic” featuring Chris Brown and Jeremih. We’ve already heard Breezy’s verse, but this time, Jeremih joins the fray, boasting about his No. 1 single “Don’t Tell ‘Em.”

His album Late Nights has a new release date of November 10, and it will feature the J. Cole-assisted “Planes.”

Meanwhile, French’s album Mac & Cheese is due in December featuring the Miguel-assisted single “Explicit,” for which he recently shot a video.

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