State of the Union | Chris Brown



After yesterday's #SOTU, I would have never predicted that we would get a song by the same title less than 24 hours later, let alone that Chris Brown would be the artist behind such a song.  I must admit that when I saw the release, before even hearing it, I was a little skeptical about what the content of the lyrics would be.  I imagined that he was going to find a way to still make the song about getting a chick or being intimate with a chick, but thankfully, I was wrong.  Now, I've been on a mini tirade about how tired of such blatant sample usage and this use of Goapele's track (that I'm still obsessed with) "Closer" is the borrowed production this time around for this song.  I still feel the same way about this type of use of a sample because quite frankly, it's not a sample, it's the whole damn platter.  The song is cool since Chris isn't necessarily addressing politics directly and the track seems to be more of a "can't we all get along" vibe, but it won't necessarily be added to my faves, though he does sound good vocally.  The crazy #Breezy stans will likely love the track but I feel like the masses will likely elect to pass on the track.