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Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

Serious about a girl, the 18-year-old singer respectfully asks her parents for permission to take her out ("Hold Up"). Romantic devotion is at the soul of "I Wanna Be" and "With You." "Mama" thanks his mother for sacrifices and unconditional love. A man regrets a costly one-night stand on "Damage," but ...

Objectionable Content

He goes on to provide lusty details of how he fell. Such indiscretions usually stem from character flaws, which Brown demonstrates throughout. He ogles and propositions women on "Throwed" and "Gimme Whatcha Got" ("backseat action" in a car with tinted windows). Intoxicated by his own sex appeal, the artist has a pocketful of phone numbers and "200 dames that's ready to go" ("Wall to Wall"). He prescribes his own music as an aphrodisiac ("Kiss Kiss"). Things get more explicit behind closed doors. On "Let Me Take You Down" this lothario offers to feign virginity as he and his partner "bump and grind" the night away. Guest rappers Will.I.Am ("Picture Perfect") and Kanye West ("Nice") add s-words to the disc's profanities. The former mentions large breasts and erections, the latter "a retarded kid that spits."

Summary Advisory

Critics are calling Chris Brown one of R&B's innocents, which only proves how salacious the genre is. Despite making a few positive statements, he's all about lust and seduction that reduces sex to a hobby.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

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Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

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Credits

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Genre

PopR&B

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Performance

A Top-5 pop and R&B album, Exclusive features the No. 1 single "Kiss Kiss."

Record Label

Jive

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Released

On Video

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Awards

Reviewer

Paul Asay Bob Smithouser

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