Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Best of 2010 Singles: #38 Chris Brown f/Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous, Rick Ross, and Andre 3000, "Deuces (Remix)"
The "official" version of this spent about 10 weeks atop the R&B chart and featured people named Tyga and Kevin McCall. I don't know who those people are. Whereas this version is pretty much the hip-hop 2010 allstars mix (minus Eminem and Jay-Z), plus gone-too-damn-long Andre 3000. (Video below only features the verses from Drake, Kanye, and Andre - check iTunes for the myriad of different versions and guests.) I love the spaciousness of this, how it's essentially some synth chords and a click track. Plus the guests verses are pretty much all grand - I may be coming around on Drake, even. Chris Brown is a cipher, a blank page much like his ex; you can project anything onto him. Which in this case works like crazy; it's his track in name only, really.