Chris Brown and Lil Wayne protégé Tyga released their collaborative mixtape Fan of a Fan online in the wee hours of Monday morning (May 17).
The project is a joint effort between Brown and the Young Money rapper featuring a mix of polished R&B tunes and raw hip-hop numbers.
Lil Wayne pops up on “I’m on It” and Bow Wow makes a cameo on “Ain’t Thinking ‘Bout You.” By and large, though, the set is mostly Brown and Tyga going back and forth.
“Yo, all the fans, Fan of a Fan, that strictly means we’re the fans of you guys,” Brown said in an interlude. “We love y’all and thank you for all the support, and we’re gonna keep rocking.”
“Number One,” a standout among the collection, ups the fan appreciation.
“You know that I want it, so please let me get it, girl,” Brown croons. “When it’s all said and done, I’m gonna make you number one.”
“Dueces,” another standout that leaked prior to the mixtape’s release (along with a video for “Holler at Me,” a track that didn’t make the final cut), features what appears to be a dig at Rihanna, Brown’s ex-girlfriend.
“All that bulls— is for the birds, you ain’t nothing but a vulture,” sings Brown, who is currently under probation after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna. “Always hoping for the worst, waiting for me to f— up/ You’ll regret the day when I find another girl, that knows just what I need/ She knows just what I mean, when I tell her keep it drama free.”
Brown and Tiger performed “Deuces” over the weekend at the singer’s Virginia Stand Up! charity concert, which benefited his local community and aid to Haiti.
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