Chris Brown in Dub Magazine

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A lot has changed since Chris Brown graced the pages of DUB Issue 39. Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s now 18 and legally considered an adult, got his license, grew some facial hair, got a few tattoos and is promoting his sophomore album, Exclusive (Jive Records, 2007). Less than two years ago, Chris was an average 16-year-old teenager from the small town of Tappahannock, Virginia (population 2,000) with a whole lot of talent and a mind full of big dreams, fueled by artists he grew up listening and looking up to, such as Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson and Usher. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”I always imagined that I could be what I wanted to be; I just hoped that I could do it,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  he says. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”I never knew how fast this would take off, so Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m thankful for it.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚ 

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Now, Chris is trying to outgrow his teenage bubble gum ways into a serious artist as he tries to reach new heights and fans with Exclusive. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m still going to keep it so my younger fans can continue to listen to my music, but I got a couple of joints on there thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s for some of the older people,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  he explains. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”This album is different from my first because it shows the growth of me into a man. Fans will get a better sense of me and my music.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚ 
Jam-packed with Chrisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ signature upbeat hits and superior production by notable names, such as will.i.am, Scott Storch and Swizz Beatz, Exclusive wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be a disappointment to his current fans and should even bring some new ones aboard. But Chris never does anything that would disappointment, especially since his ultimate goal is to be the biggest artist out there. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”I want to be bigger, or on the same level, as artists like Michael Jackson and Prince,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  he confesses. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to settle; I want to be the best.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚ 
With his eye on the prize, Chris likes to think of himself as being more focused and business savvy than he was on his first album. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve matured mentally since starting out,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  he says. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”Before, my priorities were trying to get girlsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ numbers and goofing off. I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t as focused as I am now. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m determined
to become a big, big artist.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚ 

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But Chris isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t all work and no play. He still has a bit of his childlike ways in him. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m still goofy and funny,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  he says laughing. To prove heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s still a kid at heart, his garage features a custom Spider-Man mural done by a friend. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”I loved comic books as a kid and never could have something like that back then,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  Chris says Besides having the Spider-Man mural in his house, Chris also carries over the Spider-Man theme to his blue Lamborghini Gallardo Roadster, with custom blue leather and red suede inserts with the black Spider-Man spider logo stitched in the seats thanks to Euro Motorsport. Instead of flying through the air on a strand of spider web as Spider-Man does, Chrisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ Gallardo flies down streets on color-matched 19-inch front and 20-inch rear Asanti AF 135 wheels with Pirelli 235/35R19 front and 295/25R20 rear tires.

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While the Gallardo is his flashy car, Chrisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ daily driver is his 2007 Range Rover Sport with the special Strut Ascot Collection that includes the woven-mesh front grille, matching lower intake vent, two side vents and Strut tailgate shield. It has 22-inch Strut Icon wheels with Pirelli 285/35R22 tires. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”I like the Range because of how it rides,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  Chris describes. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s subtle yet classy.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚ 

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The orange Corvette was a gift for his mom, and sits on 20-inch front and 22-inch rear Asanti AF 146 wheels with Pirelli 265/30R20 front and 285/25R22 rear tires. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”I got my mom some rims so she could be stylinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ when she drives her Corvette,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  he says

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When he wants to listen to his music with full bass, Chris opts for his 2005 Ford Expedition that was featured in Issue 39. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”The Expedition is all about the speakers,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  Chris describes. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m from the South, and down there, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s all about the bass.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  The system boasts four Elevation Audio DX1500.1 Class-D power amplifiers, and two four-channel amps equaling a total of 7,000 Watts combined.
But Chris isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t just about the music. In addition to his burgeoning music career, Chris is also trying his hand at acting, with appearances on TV shows à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”The O.C.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  and à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”One on One,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  as well as the hit feature film Stomp the Yard (Screen Gems, 2007) and a leading role in This Christmas (Screen Gems, 2007). à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”I want to show people Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not just a singer but an all-around entertainer,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  he says. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”The scripts started coming in after my first film. I love acting.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚ 
Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think all the industry hype is going to Chrisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ head just because heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s headed to super star status. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”The best advice Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve gotten is to be focused and be humble,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  he admits. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”I have a strong group of people that help ground me.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  Chris also is involved with charity work and has been an incredible supporter of the St. Jude Childrenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Research Hospital, which is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other fatal diseases. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”I donate money from my concert ticket sales to the hospital,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  he says.
Now that Chris is an adult, it seems his schedule is busier than before. At the time of the interview, Chris was getting ready to do a two-week publicity stint in Europe for Exclusive. It seems that with adulthood comes more responsibility. But, Chris isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t worried. Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ready for any challenges that come his way because heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s focused on becoming a musical legend. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going to be the biggest artist and have nobody touch me,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚  he boasts. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…”Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going to be the biggest star in the world.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‚ 

19 thoughts on “Chris Brown in Dub Magazine

  1. lil ray

    man chris is ballen with those cars but i think he would be come one of the best oneday keep it up chris

  2. Cb lover

    omg he is soooooo funny and humble its very sweet frm him 2 buy 4 his mom this asumen car!!!!! i love her 4 bringing chris 2 the world!!!!!!!!!

  3. jo

    i love chris brown he is soooooo cute!and especially when he smiles he is sooo sxc.i’ve seen his super 18 on mtv!!!he looked soooo cute on there!!!!if you go on youtube and type in chris brown and scroll down,watch the one that says chris brown goofy,he is sooooooo cutE!just once i want to meet him!luv ya!
    xxxXXXXxxXXXxXXXxXXXX

  4. kepper

    wtf? u cant take i wiv u wen u go chris dont plan waay to ahead u don no wen ur soul is gonna leave da earth.

  5. toya

    hey boo this is your gurl toya from Danville virginia and i would like to say that u r so damn sexy. i love yur song with you its so sexy just like u But i really love yur song take you down i love the way you grind when i saw the part when u took yur shirt of i was like damn im 18 so if you can holla

    ps i love yur whips they are dope

  6. mary john

    im s0rry but u iz fin3.im not lik3 sum ppl im gl@d 4 u 7 rih@nn@.i luvv disturbia(u wrote d@t rite?).u r 2 fine 4 any 1 girl 2 h@ndl3. u doin ur thang & u r on3 ov mi frendz on mispac3.i have mi hole page full of ur pics.iv s33n u b4 in tappohanock b4 u bl3w ^.u wer3 fin3 th3n but baby u r sexy n0w. p.s i luvv ur chin h@ir.I NO U DONT NO M3 BUT I @/M ON3 OV UR BIGGEST F@NZ. I THINK OV U WHEN I GET ^ & WH3N I L@Y DOWN.RICH OR POOR IWILL @LWAYZ LOVE U!!!

  7. vanessa

    i agree with all of ya chris is hot no matter what im still his num 1 fan from the bottom of my heart no matter what they say or do to him love u baby booooooooooboooooooooo you go get em

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