Hip hop’s bad boy Breezy is back with his fourth album, F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies). He’s clearly out to prove that despite his volatile behaviour outside of music, he in fact has a sweet side, hence the multiple ballads like ‘Up to You’ (featuring lyrics like “baby, you’re so beautiful/everytime I see you girl it throw me off”).
F.A.M.E. is a nice mix of R&B, hip hop and pop and even delves into house music on ‘Beautiful People’ with house DJ Benny Bennassi. Europop inspired ‘Say It With Me’ and ‘Oh My Love’ are fast paced, catchy and upbeat and will go down a treat in clubs. ‘Paper, Scissors, Rock’ is one very fresh track thanks to heavyweights Timbaland and Big Sean.
Then there’s ‘Look At Me Now’ featuring Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes, the obnoxious track with the weird beat that will have you marveling at the speed at which Busta can rap without taking a breath. The already extremely popular songs ‘Deuces’ – featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall – and ‘Yeah 3x’ are easily among the album’s best.
Brown’s 18-track album would have been better off cutting out the filler songs and leaving us wanting more rather than losing interest. However, despite the boring filler, it’s a great album and if you’re into Brown’s pop songs F.A.M.E. is for you.
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