Here’s The Game’s new music video for “Better on the other side” featuring Chris Brown and other artists.
Archive for June, 2009
Chris Brown has denied claims that he was banned from attending the Black Entertainment Awards (BET) on Sunday. The R&B singer, who was last week found guilty of assaulting former girlfriend Rihanna, insisted that he was never planning to appear at the music event. The New York Daily News earlier reported that Jay-Z had stepped in to voice his opposition. “Jay is a big name in the BET community, and he was very vocal about his displeasure with Chris attending the ceremony. He didn’t want Chris anywhere near the awards so close to the court’s ruling,” a source told the newspaper. However, a representative for Brown responded: “That’s not true, he was never confirmed to perform.”
Only a day after Michael Jackson’s untimely death, a few artists have come together to record a tribute song in remembrance of the late, great pop star. When Los Angeles based DJ Skee told his good friend, The Game, about the passing of Michael, the rapper was shocked. But once it sunk in, he locked himself in the studio and came out with “Better On The Other Side.” “After I called Game and told him the news, he put this tribute together and produced this amazing record,” DJ Skee tweeted Friday morning (June 26). “Yesterday I told Game about MJ’s death and he didn’t believe it.” The new song, which leaked Friday (June 26), featuring Game spitting alongside Chris Brown, Diddy, Polow Da Don, Mario Winans, Usher and Boyz II Men, while DJ Khalid produced the track. Chris Brown assists by singing on the hook: “This the type of song that make the angels cry / Look up in the sky and I wonder why / Why you had to go, go? I know it’s better on the other side,” sings Brown on the hook.
One of the artists of today that has garnered the most comparisons to a young Michael Jackson is Chris Brown. Like Jackson, Brown has been called a “complete package,” combining fashion sense, singing and dancing talent. Brown paid an amazing homage to the timeless icon at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, mimicking MJ’s iconic moves. “Michael Jackson is the reason why I do music and why I am an entertainer,” Brown said in a statement. “I am devastated by this great loss, and I will continue to be humbled and inspired by his legacy. My prayers are with his family. Michael will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. He’s the greatest … the best ever. No one will ever be better.”
Chris Brown has copped a plea in his assault case. He won’t do jail time, but he will spend 6 months doing things like road cleanup. He’s also been ordered to stay 50 yards clear of Rihanna. He’ll spend 180 days doing community labor (8 hours a day — 1440 hours total) — which is, in effect, hard labor. He’ll do his service in Virginia which is where Brown lives – it’s equivalent to Caltrans or graffiti cleanup. He gets 5 years probation for FELONY assault — he pled guilty. He’ll get supervised probation. He’ll have to come back to court every three months. He must enroll in a domestic violence counseling program. This is interesting … the judge said if Brown and Rihanna are at the same public events, the 50-yard stay away turns into 10 yards. The stay away order lasts 5 years. The judge said she wanted to make sure that Chris Brown “was treated as any other person who comes through this court.” If Brown violates probation, he could get up to 4 years in prison. Rihanna is in the courthouse but never entered the courtroom. So Brown is now a convicted felon and loses the right to vote or carry a gun. Brown left the courtroom … just after he left, Rihanna walked in the courtroom. The judge is now explaining the deal to her. The judge is telling Rihanna about the protective order. Story developing…
Edit: I added more photos of Chris Brown from his court appearance.
Chris Brown has enlisted the services of Keri Hilson for his upcoming album. The R&B star, who is currently recording his third studio LP, has asked Hilson to collaborate with him in penning a track for the tentatively entitled Graffiti. Speaking to E! Online, Hilson said: “He contacted me like four or five days ago. Us working together will probably be the first project I’ve worked on as a songwriter in a while.” The pair previously duetted on Brown’s hit ‘Superhuman’, and Hilson wrote the track ‘Young Love’ for the 20-year-old’s debut album. She went on to say that Brown’s fans would probably stick with him, despite his current legal situation with ex-girlfriend Rihanna. “It is unfortunate what they are going through, but I always feel like if you’ve ever had a fan base, you’re really only one song away from appeasing that fan base,” she explained. “Whether that song is autobiographical or whether you want to talk about that or not, you’re just one hit song away. And that’s what I think of the industry in a nutshell.” Graffiti is slated for release later this year.