Listen: Brandy – Put It Down ft. Chris Brown

April 26, 2012 1 comment

Fresh off her appearance on VH1’s Behind The Music, Brandy has returned with the first single off her upcoming Two Eleven album. A huge departure from the snoozefest ballad “It All Belongs To Me,” this track is a midtempo banger that was written by Sean Garrett and features Chris Brown on rapping duties.

Listen to Brandy “Put It Down” below:

Brandy – Put It Down feat. Chris Brown

When I first heard Brandy was working with Chris Brown, I was nervous about what the outcome would sound like. I was afraid she might dumb down those husky vocals I’ve grown to love in an effort to find a radio hit. But I’m happy to say she’s found a happy medium. Although “Put It Down” doesn’t sound like a typical Brandy record, it surprisingly works. Brandy and her layered vocals ride easily over the Bangladesh production, and even C. Breezy puts out an acceptable rhyme.

With the right promotion, this should do well on urban radio. The bass goes hard, and features everyone’s favorite comeback kid. Even so, Brandy should have a ballad cued up so she can also get some Top 40 spins. Now excuse me while I go hit a quick 2 step.