Chris Brown Transforms Radio, But Too Soon ?

Chris Brown is back on the radio, less than a year after radio stations pulled his music citing ‘poor choices’. Debuting Brown’s new single “I Can Transform Ya,” Tuesday and Wednesday, radio stations nationwide received reaction from fans — some good and some not so friendly. According to Hot 98.1 program director, Steve Crumbley, reaction has been great from fans. “The response has been phenomenal, plus you have Lil Wayne on it, so you can’t miss,” Crumbley tells MTV. Like other program directors, Crumbley decided to play the song simply because “he’s got a good song”. While Brown’s return to radio has been applauded by fans, including Singersroom’s online community, some say the return to radio is too soon, especially since Brown is still completing terms of his sentence including labor oriented service. “yeah. its a good song. but its not spectacular. hes had better. and the”incident” really isnt helping him,” one fan wrote after listening to “I Can Transform Ya” on Singersroom. Another listener, calling the song “Hot,” admits the timing could be off. “Aiight so this track is hot and has possibilities of being a hit. But I’m going to have to say that press and and majority of his fans will probably be looking for a more humble Chris after the “incident” you know. But the track is banging with all the good elements.” Produced by Swizz Beatz, Brown’s “I Can Transform Ya” precedes his third studio album, titled “Graffiti”. Just months ago, program directors banned Brown’s music citing fan requests to pull it. “We have made the decision to take all Chris Brown songs off the radio, although we are fans of Chris’ music, and this will not last forever. It appears Chris made some poor choices, so we are following the lead of our listeners and will put his music on hold on 96.1 KISS until the alleged situation gets resolved,” a program director at Pittburgh’s 96.1 KISS said shortly after Brown’s, then alleged, assault on Rihanna. So is the situation resolved ? YOU TELL US: Is Chris Brown’s return to radio too soon ?


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