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Chris Brown teases 'Fortune' with free tracks [Listen]

June 1, 2012 |  2:53 pm


A lot of things can be argued about Chris Brown, but no one can say that the man doesn’t love his fans.

Never one to keep his experiments in the studio under wraps for too long, the singer has now released a handful of tracks to tease his upcoming album, “Fortune” -- just because.

For the last few days, Brown has taken to Twitter (a place that seems to lead him to his fair share of controversy and media scrutiny) to drop tracks -- most of which aren’t set for inclusion on his upcoming fifth album, which was pushed back from May 8 to July 3.

In this latest batch, Brown released yet another Lil Wayne collaboration, “What Your Girl Like” (which, due to some NSFW lyrics, we will just link to); the HitBoy-produced “Off That Liquor”; '90s R&B throwback “Second Serving”; and a fan dedication, “I Love You.” He also dropped the naughty, R-rated bedroom jam “Countdown” (also NSFW).

These new tracks are among others released in the last few months, as the often-embattled singer has been more than generous with free music for his fans.

When he previewed his last album, the Grammy Award-winning “F.A.M.E.,” to reporters at Record Plant Studios in Hollywood early last year, Brown revealed that he planned for the disc and “Fortune” to serve as a double album. With a slate of sexually explicit grooves and supercharged backbeats rooted in dubstep, R&B, gritty hip-hop and pop, "F.A.M.E." returned Brown to radio prominence after his personal life had threatened to eclipse his music career. The songs he has released so far continue to blend those genres.

Listen to the tracks below:






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Photo: Chris Brown performs during the 54th Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, 2012. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times