Chris Brown, "Yeah 3x"

74 Billboard Rating

Chris Brown perfected his brand of R&B-flavored pop music with singles like "Forever" and "I Can Transform Ya," although his most recent hit, "Deuces," presented a more thoughtful pose. "Yeah 3x," his latest single from fourth album "F.A.M.E.," finds the singer returning to dance music without missing a step. The song is peppered with beats that sound as if they came straight from a "Super Mario Bros." videogame, and the track makes the most of its thick bassline. As kinetic as the backing beat is, Brown steps gracefully over the rhythm and forcefully advises the listener to "throw away all your problems/'Cause right now it's party time." Brown's career has had its share of twists and turns, but "Yeah 3x" proves he can still turn out a speaker-bumping track.

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