Notable hooks: "Loyal," "Show Me," "Main Chick"
Chris Brown's personal life is still in shambles, but his reputation as an artist is as strong as ever because he's been able to continuously release good music. No better example of this is displayed than with his two collaborations alongside Kid Ink, "Main Chick" and "Show Me." True, the backbone of these records are DJ Mustard's catchy production, but it's Brown's charming vocals on the hook that bring them to life. In that same vein, he's improved records from E-40 ("Episode") and Rich Gang ("Bigger Than Life") as well.
On the solo front, Chris Brown seems to deliver a standout record every year. His latest single "Loyal" is proof. The song is propelled by a contentous chorus that is catchy enough for fans to ignore the negative context, because what would a great Chris Brown record be without controversy? If only he could stay out of trouble long enough to enjoy the success. —Edwin Ortiz