R&B star Chris Brown has released the cover art (as seen above) for the 2-disc Deluxe Edition of his highly anticipated 3rd studio album, ‘Graffiti’. The first single from the project, ‘I Can Transform Ya’ (featuring the pervasive Lil Wayne), has thus far peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #16 on the Hip-Hop/R&B charts. The album is slated for released on December 8th, which also happens to be the scheduled release date of Usher’s new album, tentatively entitled ‘Raymond vs. Raymond’. Below is the official track listing of ‘Graffiti’:
1. I Can Transform Ya featuring Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz
2. Sing Like Me
4. So Cold
5. What I Do featuring Plies
6. Famous Girl
7. Take My Time featuring Tank
9. Pass Out featuring Eva Simons
10. Wait Featuring Trey Songz & Game
11. Lucky Me
12. Fallin Down
13. I’ll Go
The artwork is basically the same with very little dissimilarity from the original other than the gold tint. It baffles me that most people dislike the cover. Is the fact that he is wearing spandex more important than the concept of the design?
Regarding the track listing, I must admit that I am excited to hear all of the material. If ‘I Can Transform Ya’ and ‘Crawl’ are any indication of what the album will sound like, then I sense this is going to be his most musically, lyrically and vocally sound production to date. My only concern is that he is going to be singing a song – ‘Take My Time’ - with Tank. No offense to Chris but I bet it was difficult for Tank to retrain his vocals in an effort not to out-sing Breezy on his own track. Either way, I expect great things from this album.
Tidbit: Is it just me or has everyone forgotten that Usher is even releasing a record this year?