According to Chris, his joint record with the Southern rapper displays the duo’s chemistry.
“Well, me and him, we been on tour together and we’re friends, so I was just like, ‘Yo, I gotta do a record with Soulja Boy,’ ” Brown said in an interview. “Because me and him are always gonna have, like, this kind of energy, just as far as kids, and with him, he does records that are, like, the easiest records ever. I’m not discrediting him, ’cause they’re big records, but he could talk about, ‘I got my shoes on, I got my hat on, but I’m fresh though,’ and it could be something funny. But it’s always something that can be catchy for kids, and I wanna do something that’s real cool for everybody. Me and him did this record called ‘Bad’ — it’s a nice little joint. I talk about this girl, [saying,] ‘She fine.’ So it’s kinda cool.” (MTV)
Dipset’s Juelz Santana recently spoke on looking past Brown’s publicized Rihanna domestic dispute and working with him for their “Back To The Crib” song.
“Record just got leaked out, me and Chris Brown, it’s called ‘Back To The Crib,’ produced by my man Polow Da Don, it’s crazy,” Santana said in an interview. “Never, never [did I feel awkward], for what? After he got into a personal thing that’s his business? You don’t kick a man when he’s down. You don’t look down on a person unless you’re trying to lift ’em up. I remember when they wasn’t playing the ‘Runnin” song and Chris first came to me and said ‘I wanna get a rapper on it’ and once I got on it, they started playing the record. So at the end of the day, I feel like me and him made magic together, it was time for us to make magic together again. I got the right track from Polow, I heard him on it before I even got him on it, so I reached out to my dude, I didn’t care about no situation, you live and you learn because he’s young. I told him that from an older dude [perspective,] long as you learn from your situation, life is a road of learning experiences. Long as you learn from what you do, it is what it is.” (The Life Files)
The Game previously linked with Brown for a Michael Jackson tribute song called “Better On The Other Side.”
“They were really edgy about getting on it,” Game explained in an interview earlier this summer. “I think [his managers] wanted Chris Brown’s first look to be kind of strategically thought out, and I came so fast with the Michael Jackson tribute — but we talked it over, and at the end of the day, they thought it was a good idea, so we went ahead and did it…He’s like a little brother to me. I talk to him all the time, and I give him my support. You know, I’m no stranger to trials and tribulations in life, and the court system.” (CNN)
Sean Kingston, who has also toured with Brown in the past, recently shared his thoughts on the singer.
“At the end of the day, he’s human,” the singer said in an interview. “People make mistakes. Let it go…I don’t [believe] in somebody beating a woman, but we don’t know what happened in that car. All I’m gonna say is let the man be him…He’s a great person. He’s cool…He sent the apology out. I could tell it came from his heart, so they should give him another chance.” (Rap-Up)