Chris Brown (2005) Chris Brown's debut single, "Run It," is a Xerox of Usher's "Yeah," but don't come down on him too hard; he's only 16. Teenybopper R&B… 2005-11-29 Chris Brown Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Chris Brown (2005)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Nov 29, 2005; Lead Performance: Chris Brown; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Chris Brown's debut single, ''Run It,'' is a Xerox of Usher's ''Yeah,'' but don't come down on him too hard; he's only 16. Teenybopper R&B can be a whole lot worse than this Virginian's self-titled Chris Brown, which matches his florid voice with puppy-love ballads (''Young Love''), mall-cruising party cuts (''So Glad''), and some icky baby-faced leering. Perfect for the homecoming dance, but you'll need a chaperone.

Originally posted Nov 25, 2005 Published in issue #852 Dec 02, 2005 Order article reprints