Chris Brown

Common Sense Media says

R&B artist likes to talk sexy.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence

Nothing to worry about.

Sex

A lot of party-on sexual innuendo.

Language

"N" word is used once or twice.

Consumerism

A couple of brand-names are mentioned.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there are some playfully sexy lyrics on this CD, but nothing explicit. The "N" word is used once or twice.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

On Chris Brown's first CD -- self-titled CHRIS BROWN -- he concentrates on hook-heavy, sexy lyrics and a solid groove that will keep his fans dancing all night long. Influenced by an array of R&B greats including Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin, Chris Brown holds his own over the well-produced tracks. The CD opens with a short intro paying homage to the artist's hometown of Tappahannock, Virginia, and ends with a thank-you tune. The tracks in between are mostly filled with sexy lyrics about cute young women, arranged over perky dance grooves. All show off the young artist's vocal versatility and talent.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Although lyrics have a lot of sexual innuendo (particularly for a 16-year-old singer), Chris Brown is an impressive R&B singer with a lot going for him, including great looks and a terrific voice. Highlights of the CD are the popular single, "Run It – Remix" (featuring Juelz Santana); the official second single, "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)"; "Ya Man Ain't Me," one of the hottest singles on the album; and a "Run It" remix featuring Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow. A talented dancer, songwriter, and singer, Chris Brown seems to have what it takes for a long career in R&B.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the sexual innuendo here. Is it appropriate for a 16-year-old to sing these kinds of lyrics?

Music details

Artist:Chris Brown
Release date:November 29, 2005
Label:Jive Records
Genre:R&B
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written byXANIA_BANIA April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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LOOOVVED IT

I HAVE THE CD AND I LISTEN TO IT ALL THE TIME
Kid, 12 years old December 23, 2008
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chris brown

chris brown is a good singer his music is 4 12 and up
Teen, 13 years old Written bymusic rockz April 9, 2008
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loooooooooooove it

this is the best CD he has ever made.some songs are a little explisive.but really know what to say and don't say words and your parents won't have your head

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