Christopher Maurice Brown was born on May 5, 1989, in the small town of Tappahannock Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. In 2004, he signed with jive records. Music has always been present in his life. Brown taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and often cites Michael Jackson as his inspiration. While trying to find a record deal Chris was going through personal issues. His parents had divorced, and his mother’s boyfriend terrified him by subjecting her to domestic violence.
Chris brown’s style is what i’m focusing on for the essence of my brand, he has a style that is mixed of Hip Hop, Street, Skater, Geek and what I like to call “Michael Jackson swagger”. Michael Jackson is very important in music culture because he was the first african american to get onto MTV and he made songs that were inspiring and made his audience think about life. When Michael Jackson died Chris Brown made a tribute video, he used Michael Jackson’s Human Nature instrumental for his song and used similar dance moves to Mj in the video. He has also done this in previous videos listed bellow.
Chris Brown- She Ain’t You
Chris Brown- Gimme That
Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music
Michael jackson – Smooth Criminal (Official Music Video
Hip Hop Persona
Chris Brown is a ladies man, and admired by many women around the world I believe that this admiration is something that influences part of the persona and style of Hip Hop culture, Many Rappers have videos with women surrounding them to show that they are admired by them. It’s an ego thing along with the fancy cars, money, clothes Bling and confident attitude.
His new video Chris Brown – Till I Die ft. Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa shows more of this attitude that is extremely important in street culture.
Chris Brown – Till I Die ft. Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa
I love the pop art in this video and all the bright colours used.