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Chris Brown – Breezy (Album Review)

Chris Brown returns to the spotlight with “Breezy” (This review includes the deluxe version of the album).


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Honorable Mention. Bad Then A Beach

Chris Brown and Tory Lanez on “Bad Then A Beach” sound like the musical version of LeBron and AD when they won that title in the bubble in 2019.

Seriously, the chemistry between the two singers is amazing in “Bad Then A Beach!” They finish each other’s lines, feed off each other’s energy, and come across as the perfect example of singing-ass ninjas that can pull the girls that the so-called tough guys want. I f**k with this joint!

 

 

Honorable Mention. Survive The Night

A woke Chris Brown is a beasty Chris Brown.

There are similarities between “Survive The Night” and one of my favorite Chris Brown songs of all time: “Grass Ain’t Greener.” In both songs, Chris Brown vehemently calls out someone who is bad for his health. In both songs, he also sings dramatically over uptempo production that feels dark and sleek. If you are a fan of the grown version of Chris, these are the kind of songs that you probably like.

 

 

5. Addicted

I had to listen to “Addicted” a few times to make it stick with me.

I promise, I don’t hate Lil Baby! I think that he has accomplished a lot in the last couple of years. With that being said, one of the main reasons I didn’t love “Addicted” at first was because of Lil Baby’s opening verse… That s**t is way too long! I wish Chris rearranged the song, adding Baby’s verse to the middle. Whatever the case may be, what Chris does after Baby’s verse is greatness!

 

 

4. Possessive

Lil Wayne snapped!

Matter of fact, everyone snapped. The way Lil Wayne, Bleu, and Chris Brown plow through the song relying on both fast-paced flows and intoxicating melodies caught my attention. I don’t know how I feel about the vulnerable lyrics the trio spew out, though (Is letting your girl know that you are possessive the new thing to do?).

I told my girl I was gassy last night… Do I get points for being honest with her? (I know she probably smells the farts I subconsciously let off in the middle of the night)



3. Psychic

My tarot cards are telling me that “Psychic” is a f**king hit!

I love listening to joyous Chris Brown songs like “Psychic.” The track has a nice bounce to it, along with a very dynamic/catchy chorus and lyrics that, for the one billionth time, make it seem like the female species has super powers. Plugging Jack Harlow’s hella sly verse into the equation only adds to its legend.

 

 

2. Till The Wheels Fall Off

I love it when legends aggressively request their flowers.

As soon as you press play on Breezy, Chris Brown kicks ass and takes names. “Till The Wheels Fall Off,” the intro to the album, is a deep banger that features emotional raps and passionate singing performances. While Chris focuses most of his energy on letting people know that he isn’t affected by his naysayers or weak-ass women, Lil Durk focuses most of his energy on calling out gangstas that are moving backward. The urgency that the two musicians spit with matches the frantic tempo the instrumental gives off.

Why is Capella Grey on this track?

 

 

1. WE (Warm Embrace)

Chris Brown makes hot-ass dance records, rap records, and party records; however, he might be at his best when he makes babymaking records. “We (Warm Embrace)” is his latest babymaking record.

“WE (Warm Embrace)” samples R&B group Guy’s ultra-smooth “Let’s Chill” track. What I think is amazing about the song is that it features some very intense vocals, very sensual vibes, a beat that will make you want to remove your clothes, and lyrics that are actually pretty nurturing. If you are down to get down with a down-ass chick, I highly recommend that you press play on “WE (Warm Embrace)”

I’m pretty sure that “We (Warm Embrace)” told “Take You Down” to hold its beer.


SONG BY SONG RATING

1. Till The Wheels Fall Off (5/5)

2. C.A.B. (Catch A Body) (4/5)

3. Pitch Black (4/5)

4. Possessive (4/5)

5. Addicted (4/5)

6. Call Me Every Day (3/5)

7. Closure (4/5)

8. Need You Right Here (4/5)

9. Sex Memories (3/5)

10. Hmhmm (4/5)

11. Psychic (4/5)

12. Show It (3/5)

13. Sleep At Night (3/5)

14. Passing Time (4/5)

15. WE (Warm Embrace) (5/5)

16. Forbidden (2/5)

17. Bad Then A Beach (4/5)

18. Survive The Night (4/5)

19. Dream (4/5)

20. Slide (4/5)

21. Harder (4/5)

22. On Some New Shit (3/5)

23. Luckiest Man (4/5)

24. Iffy (4/5)

*25. Hit My Line (4/5)

*26. Inner Peace (3/5)

*27. Talm’ Bout (4/5)

*28. Hate Me Tomorrow (3/5)

*29. Hate Being Human (4/5)

*30. Nobody Has To Know (4/5)

*31. Special Delivery (4/5)

*32. Petty (4/5)

*33. In The City (4/5)

*indicates deluxe version

RGM RATING

(C+)

 

Do you know what’s hard to believe? That Chris Brown is only 33 years old. The number of albums that he has released, the amount of s**t that he’s gone through, and the number of tattoos that he has on his body make it seem like he’s been in the game for an eternity. If you’ve followed Chris’ career since the “Run It” days, you know all of the different styles of music that he’s capable of flirting with. In Breezy, his tenth studio album, he flirts with a lot.

I swear, I love Chris Brown’s energy! You can tell that he gives it his all every single time he hops on a mic. Like, there’s no way you can walk away from any song that you heard on Breezy feeling cheated by Chris’ effort. Throughout the album, he depends on animated deliveries to tackle an assortment of deep-ass topics. It’s almost like Chris knows how to make our ears and souls feel him.

For some odd reason, Chris Brown likes to jampack his projects with a bunch of tracks. While Breezy only features 24 tracks (I’m being slightly sarcastic here), I did feel like there were a lot of throwaways. Songs like “Harder” and “Slide” aren’t bad; they just fall under the category of INTHTS (INTHTS: I’m not trying to hear that s**t). For the most part, Chris does a good job of feeding us what we want: R&B party tracks, bedroom tracks, smooth hip-hop tracks, and even drill s**t. If he removed about seven to eight songs, this album could’ve gotten a rave review from me.

Breezy is a good album. I think it’s entertaining and feels like a greatest hits project. Do I wish that Chris’ words on the album resonated with me a little more? Yes. Do I feel like there are too many features on the album? Yes. But at the end of the day, Chris’ charm mixed with his superior vocal skills makes this project a must-listen.

What Grade Do You Give "Breezy?"

8 thoughts on “Chris Brown – Breezy (Album Review)

  1. As a person who listens and I mean really listen and study music of all genres, I would have to disagree with you on the grade. This album is definitely not an A typo of album, I do give it a B. And that due to all of the pockets he went into, He was in his bag with this album. I and love when Chris calab with other artist, Chris has a way of bringing out the best in other artist, same for him as well. Chris had been in the game long so long he has nothing to prove to anyone that he can carry an album on his own. So Chris collaborating with others is totally fine especially when he calab with Wayne, instant smash. Now reason I don’t give it an A is due to some of the songs like you mention, I can do without, they were good to hear for the time but that’s about it. Out of 24 songs, only having about 3 maybe 4 songs that okay is a phenomenal accomplishment. All and all this album is a smash and I will be playing a lot these songs a bunch more times!

  2. Your reviews never disappoint! I am actually curious to ask you your process on reviewing/evaluating albums and come to deciding the rating out of 5 for the songs and overall grade you give the album? Only if you don’t mind me asking, I have been curious about your rating system. I agree with your thoughts wholeheartedly on Breezy though

    1. Thanks so much! It’s really a feel thing for the songs. If I like it, four or five stars. Overall rating usually factors in the songs, how the album flows, and just the overall feel of the album. Thanks for reading and supporting!

  3. Album of the year! 10 out of 10 for me. Some songs that didn’t hit at first have grown on me immensely. SHow it is a 5/5 best song on album for me together with Sleep at night. Blxst killed it.

  4. Ratings… hard to really do now and days when having to give a true artist that thought on a performance or project such as this album from Breezy. He’s so so so dynamic and versatile, makes it close to impossible to put in a category to rate. Each person supportive and unsupportive will have a different perspective on how they hear things, see things, which makes this a debate almost. It has been said before, experience shapes people, the outcome of those experiences determine a person’s true being, if that makes sense. Breezy has always seemed to take all that and bless fans with what we expect from him to continue doing. Been with him from the (run it) days, ri ri days, and still today. This project is a reflection of Chris and his current state. Meaning what he’s evolved into as an artist. The sound is still Breezy, skillset with the vocals, flowing over tracks, and diversity in his songs. Some may agree or disagree, but there is NO better person, TODAY, that can produce anything close to what he puts out. Artist rarely get pass 10 to 12 track on an album. So, to see and hear anyone put out 24 20 45 tracks being 75% , 80% or 90% successful on songs is unheard of. It only happens with 1 guy. Then you throw in there it’s not even necessary… right? 10 tracks from Breezy would be sustainable for fans. Rating that alone is in its own category, but it can’t be left out. The age class, owns his masters, and to even throw this in there is compared constantly to one of the greatest artist and entertainer in the world DoA, MJ. (Forbidden) gives us that, yes he inspired me confirmation. Voice range is threw the roof, so rate it how? Breezys albums has something for everyone at least 1 song. Who does that any more? Drop a name in this post. Colabs aren’t needed, but welcomed because it proves to support others all around, stating a
    n unselfish behavior, with confidence. Everyone knows there are certain risk when doing such a thing sometimes, never been a factor for Chris, which is something else to rate. I wouldn’t say there are songs on this album that are like throw aways. It’s like a mood thing, some days songs hit one way, then other days others hit another way. Overall, it’s one hellava project, and another highly anticipated smash. Appreciate the page Quincy. Breezy is a
    Legend in the making, and the current King of R&B. Even if the album wasn’t one of my favorites, still couldn’t rate Chris. He’s in a league of his own when dropping an albums. If being truly honest about kid Breezy, yall would agree he’s unrateable.

    1. Thanks for this comment! You really broke down so many things that need to be said. He really is unrelatable to me. His range is amazing and the many different angles he gives us really forces you to like the album in pieces. I love your explanation.

  5. The album has heart it’s changed and grown into a beautiful man
    Feelings are real really lived and enjoyed the music what’s going on in life we feel this too
    We gonna ride
    Exactly if I stop we won’t survive

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