[AMP Exclusive] Interview + Super Secret Chris Brown Listening Party. Want In?
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Nights at AMP Radio we have the OPEN DOOR Policy. Tonight a bleached blonde [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chris Brown[/lastfm] stopped by to talk about his forthcoming album F.A.M.E. due out March 22nd
We chatted about his collaborations, studio inspirations, ladies, tats AND how YOU can attend a private listening party with the MAN, himself. And guess what? Cameras are welcome!
[pullquote quote="There's so many people on this album that I had a great relationship with, so being able to work with them in the studio was like a blessing. So, this album is going to be incredible."]
I got to talk to Chris Brown who had a lot of say about his upcoming album F.A.M.E and the process behind the finished magic.
McCabe: “Did you just come out to L.A.?”
Chris Brown: “Honestly, I’ve been out here for two months.”
M: “Where do you live?”
CB: “I’m back and forth between L.A. and Virginia.”
M: “What’s the first thing you do when you get to L.A.?”
CB: “First thing…usually work. Studio. Rehearsal…”
M: “There’s got to be a food, a restaurant, there’s got to be something you that you crave when you come to L.A.”
CB: “Well, Barry’s. I like Barry’s Pizza. I like that…They have a nice lobster pizza.”
M: “Do you ever do Bossanova’s?”
CB: “Bossanova’s is pretty good. A lot of my camp takes the Bossanova trips. They love going there.”
M: “You, you’re on the spot like a lot. Even lately. I haven’t seen the photo that’s been out there…You’re getting a lot of compliments on certain aspects of the photo.”
CB: “Thanks, man. It has to be the hair.”
M: “It’s totally the hair. The hair is glowing. That’s what everybody is looking at in the photo. I was going to send one out the day after and you kind of put me to shame. So, that’s not going to happen now. The album, new album F.A.M.E is coming out on March 22nd. You gotta be stoked for that.”
CB: “It’s going to be incredible, man. I got a chance to work with a lot of people on this album. You know,[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Timbaland.[/lastfm]..[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Big Sean[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm]. Collaborations with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Justin Bieber[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ludacris[/lastfm],[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Game[/lastfm]. There’s so many people on this album that I had a great relationship with, so being able to work with them in the studio was like a blessing. So, this album is going to be incredible.”
M: “Yeah, you said it yourself: Star-studded. How did you pick and choose who you wanted for the album? And did you kind of get your wish list?”
CB: “My bar was already high. I had, like, fifteen to twenty people I already wanted to do songs with. So, it was just about me recording my songs and then trying to place the collabs on my records. But i didn’t want to place everybody on the whole album, because I didn’t want a whole featured album.
“I wanted my actual album just to be me, so I’mma put these guys on there because it was more convenient and these guys were right in the studio, so it was always like spur of the moment time, like Justin would come into the studio and say, “Oh, I like this record.” And then we would do the record like that. And then Game would come in and then he’s, like, “Oh, can I do a verse on that?” And then, we would just work on that song. So, it was all about the relationship that we built and stuff like that, so it was kind of cool. “
Next, Chris talks about having naked girls in his studio for “inspiration.”