Chris Brown

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
R&B artist likes to talk sexy.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 24 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages
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

What 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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLOVECHRISBROWN November 27, 2011

WE LOVE CHRIS BROWN!

I LOVE CHRIS BROWN!!! I have three kids ages 5,7, and 9, and it's one of our family's favorite things to listen to him! My husband and I know about th... Continue reading
Adult Written bydiana_100_ April 27, 2009
Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 11, 2018
Teen, 14 years old Written byeric.fernandes.01 November 22, 2015

talented artist

talented artist and singer though not for little kids
has lots of sex money drugs
if your kid is mature then it is fine

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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