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Exclusive: Songwriter Rico Love Talks Chris Brown’s “Amazing” Songwriting Progress

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Anyone familiar with Chris Brown knows him as a singer and gifted dancer, but what some may not know is he’s blossoming into quite the songwriter.

The R&B star has co-penned many of his own hit singles, including the international smash “Forever,” and wrote his ex-girlfriend Rihanna‘s No. 1 single, “Disturbia.”

Hit-making songwriter Rico Love, who’s penned tunes for Brown, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Diddy, and Usher, thinks Breezy is a wordsmith to watch out for. “He’s one of the dopest singer/songwriters that I’ve [seen],” Love told NeonLimelight.com in a phone interview yesterday (July 8). “He’s just realizing how dope his pen is. It’s amazing to me.”

Love noted songwriting is a talent Brown has always wanted to showcase, but has only recently begun pushing it to the forefront as he’s developed.

“I remember on his first album when he was 15 years old he was writing, but he just kept on developing and becoming better and getting more innovative and coming up with bigger and better ideas. I’ve seen his progress and it’s amazing.”

Another area where Brown seems to be making progress is winning back supporters after a tumultuous year. His emotional tribute to Michael Jackson in which he broke down in tears while trying to sing “Man In The Mirror” at this year’s BET Awards has been viewed as a turning point to many critics.

Love, who co-wrote “Lucky Me” on Brown’s last album, Graffiti,  says Breezy played some new songs he’s written for him when they were in a Los Angeles studio together yesterday morning. While he doesn’t know for sure if those songs were for a new album, Love thinks Brown should focus on “writing hit records” and pass on making any more apology songs — “Unless he wants to,” he said.

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  1. awesome, chris is incredibly talented and he is making his comeback. thanks neon for this report

  2. right Rico…no more fckin apology….NO MORE

  3. he is right, we just want chris to make hits, no more sad apologies ;)

  4. Chris is so talented. Glad to see people supporting him for those talents.

  5. That’s what I call MULTI talented! He also wrote Letoya Luckett’s song “She Aint Got” I’m glad he’s writing more of his own songs. When he was on ustrea. In the studio he gave his fans a treat on what goes on with he writing process. It’s like te boy is a genius. He listens to the beat, then mumbles words to create a melody then the words just flow. The finish products are great. Singer, song writer, amazing dancer, fantastic performer, actor, he can draw really well(cartoon like which is amazing) he plays basketball and the list goes on. I’m glad he’s continuing to do what he loves because that much talent should not go to waste!

  6. noodles says:

    *Chris Brown Vioce In Wall To Wall Video* HE’S BACK!LOL! And I’m hearing from some sources there is a new album…that sounds great if its true! I just heard recently Graffiti was on the charts at #81 and moved to #57… and Deuces just made it on The BillBoard 100 after a week. He is making a break through finally! Congrats! I see all the haters are starting to fall back lol. ILY CB! Do your thing! And really NO more apology songs. Everyone gets that you are sorry lol just do you!

  7. a great mad talent.genius

  8. BLACK EYE says:

    YES-CHRIS IS QUITE A GUY. HE WRITES SONGS,USES A DECEASED LEGEND AND FAKE TEARS FOR A CAREER BOOST AND TO TOP IT OFF-HE BRUTALLY BEAT HIS EX-GIRLFRIEND.NOT JUST A PUNCH OR A SLPA-BUT BLACKED BOTH HER EYES-BUSTED HER NOSE-BUSTED HER LIP AND BIT HER FINGERS AND LET’S NOT FORGET-CHOKED HER ALMOST UNCONSCOUS AND THEN RAN AWAY. WHAT A GREATTT AND AWESOME GUY.I JUST LOVE THE WAY CHRIS PULLED THAT MICHAEL JACKSON PUBLICITY STUNT AND LESS THAN A WEEK LATER-WE SEE IT WAS ALL FOR HIS CAREER. HOW PRECIOUS!

  9. BLACK EYE says:

    I MEANT-NOT JUST A PUNCH OR A SLAP! WHAT A GUY-THE KIND YOU’DE LOVE FOR YOUR DAUGHTER TO DATE.LOL!

  10. Whatever says:

    We dont care! All of that crying and forgiveness crap is just that crap. He was never gone anywhere, he wouldnt get out of our faces, the PR was good this time with the crying game. Justin Bieber just broke down crying into the cameras while singing about his parents divorce, Chris just cried first.

    He has not moved up on the real charts just the R&B who cares with a year old album. Deuces is not a record you can buy its a mixtape downloaded for free. That is not record sales. Whatever, Chris Brown is not going to ever be the superstar he once was trying to be, there is not that much dancing, mediocre singing and not very good acting that is going to propell him back.

    So the whole MJ tribute turned into a CB money making machine for greasy, sleezy Jermaine and Joe Jackson, who he signed a deal with. MJ is turning over in his grave.

    Just because he cried doesnt not mean he all of a sudden will regain his star status again.

    • For someone that doesn’t care you sure found the time to read this post and leave a comment. SMH! Also make sure to check your facts about his songs before you go ranting cuz you don’t have your facts straight. Please have a seat and find something productive to do if you don’t care.

    • Anonymous says:

      well get off this page then. it’s over and done with, he’s talented so shut up. sad you wana hold onto the past! he’s trying to move on, let him, we need more singers out here who can actually sing, and dance, and write! get a life.

    • Anonymous says:

      What exactly do you call the real charts?

      http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/hot-100?begin=81&order=position (First week on the charts by the way….) And yes check your facts Deuces is available on iTunes. The only thing MJ is probably turning over in his grave about is you and your negativity and the fact you’re still hating on this young man. Move on.

  11. He is laughing in that picture at all of the idiots who fell for his PR trick. I would grin ear to ear too. He saying whew!!! I’m glad I cried before Justin Bieber did.

    All that crying and pacing and breaking down, 10 minutes later he is grinning like a jack o lantern.

    • I was gonna give a chris-supported comment but f*** it your comments too stupid to waste time talking about his talent

  12. Chris is an extremely talented young man, I look forward to new music from him and his team. DEUCES

  13. Wow kudos to Chris Brown, thank you for reporting Neon. What an honor and accomplishment for CB to have the acknowledgement of seasoned writers wow that’s a huge deal and definetly somethinhg to be proud of. Chris is an amazing person and artist and I can’t wait to see what he does next. I hope a new album is in the works but whatever he does he never dissapoints so I know it will be good.
    I’m still reeling off his MJ tribute, it was beautiful I loved every minute of it. I’m glad BET finally got it rite because Chris was the only one who could truly honor Michael’s legacy. I felt his heart when he broke down and will never forget that moment, as a fan I stood in living room shedding tears with him for everything over the last 16 mths – the fans understood what was happening at that moment, the critics and haters can believe whatever they like but Chris was set free that night and nothing can stop him moving forward. It’s so wonderful to see him continue his climb but I hope he takes Rico’s advice and NO MORE APOLOGY SONGS, time to move on…we love you Chris…do you cause that’s what we love about you!!! God bless

  14. CHRIS IS AN INCREDIBLE ARTIST .. F*** TALENTED .. YEAH I THINK WE FINALY FIND SOME REAL TALENT AROUND HERE …

  15. Wow you are just an ignorant jackass if you think Chris used Michael Jackson’s death for a PR stunt. Get real he did soemthing bad and there is no excuses for it but Michael was his idol. Before his death Chris always mentioned Michael what other 18 year old has a birthday party with an Off The Wall Theme? Chris gave dozens of MJ tributes before he died. Get over it he beat Rihanna. Its called change and forgiveness. Damn I swear ya’ll would have never heard those two words like they don’t exsist. And 10 minutes later he was not grinning. He was actually reported to still be crying backstage. Now the tears weren’t real because he was smiling because he won an award in that picture? Ya’ll are dumb. And I’m not naive but its just wack to say his tears were fake fall back please. Either way finally he is back! Hate all you want you look like a damn fool. And yes Deuces is a record you can buy. Some of ya’ll are just running your mouths. Its available on iTunes go check your facts and it made it on The Billboard Top 100(And the R&B charts in case your wondering). Sounds like the real charts to me. Some of ya’ll are just dumb and bitter as fuck. Get over it. We get it you don’t forgive him but others do and finally did so you don’t matter. Your delusional if you think his career is still over. Oh well I guess you can’t impress everybody. Just do you Chris!

  16. You Stupid B$%@# says:

    This is a blog you stupid B$%#@ @Noodles and anyone including your dumb azz can post whatever they want.

    • Anonymous says:

      *Pulls up a chair* Have a seat. Did I ever say someone can’t post what they want? No I didn’t. It was my opinion. You kinda contradict yourself by calling me stupid for my opinion when you have an opinion yourself you aren’t doing anything different than me. FAIL!

  17. chris brown is a lil bitchhh . i dont understand why his little girl fans like him. and stick up for his abusive ass. cryin on stage was a ploy to gain back sympathy. some people are so naive . i see right through it all. and dont go into . oh why u hating .. this isnt hate. this is truth.
    truth be told. any replyers. will be chris brown fans. not understanding whats the reality of it. his career is …. dead. doesnt even get airplay on mass radio. and he only is being welcomed at BET . thats not a comeback.

    • the fact that you whole comment has nothing to do with the topic of this posting so yep it’s safe to say you are hating and the only reason for comment was to spew negativity. Chris Brown is being recognized for his talent/skills whether you like it or not, get over it he doesn’t need your or anyone elses sympathy or opinion on his career and personal life for that matter. your life is a waste find some truth and live in it.

  18. KRISTIE says:

    FOR ALL OF YOU THAT ARE TALKING SHIT ABOUT CHRIS AND CALLING HIM A LIL BITCH…I JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION…DO YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT EMINEM…BECAUSE HE BEAT HIS GIRLFRIEND ON PLENTY OCCASIONS…THAT’S WHAT YOU CALL A WOMEN BEATER…ONE WHO CONSTANTLY BEAT ON WOMEN…CHRIS ONLY HIT ONE GIRL…THE ONLY REASON WHY YOU HATE CHRIS SO MUCH IS BECAUSE HIS GIRLFRIEND IS WELL KNOWN…DO YOU EVEN CARE ABOUT EMINEM GIRLFRIEND AND THE OTHER WOMEN WHO ARE CONSTANTLY ABUSED OR IS IT ALL ABOUT CHRIS AND HIS ONE TIME HITTING A GIRL…IF YOU CAN FORGIVE EMINEM…WHAT’S SO HARD ABOUT FORGIVING CHRIS…

  19. Wow. He doesn’t get airplay on mass radios? FAIL! Please check your facts before you say someones career is dead. If anything he is bouncing back. You ARE DEFIENTLY BEING A STRAIGHT UP HATER when you say he isn’t making a comeback. Delusional as fuck lol. Like I said for you to sit here and be an ignorant jackass acting like you know it all is just dumb. The only one that knows his true feelings is God and judging by the way things have been going after that performance I’ll just say he has spoken. Why does everything he does have to be a ploy for something? Thats why I say ya’ll are dumb as fuck. Yeah he fucked up. He beat Rihanna which was VERY wrong but I don’t understand how something in the past makes this guy a bad dude for the rest of his life? He is 21 I’m not gonna label him as a bad person and write him off like that its just foolish. So are you saying that he does not have feelings? Cuz thats basically what you are all saying that everything he does is a ploy cuz he is just sch a horrible dude. Get over yourself. Everyone has their moment. And to be honest why would he cry to gain back his career? He had that back the moment he stepped on stage tears or not. He didn’t cry to gain back hs career it just happened that way cuz SOME people have hearts and understand it was real. Ya’ll forget the meaning of the song Man In The Mirror and if you are calling him a fake or a lil bitch and bashing him you need to look at that man in the mirror. Think about it you’d probably cry too if you got a second chance to do what you love after the fact it seemed the whole world hated you and no one would stand by you. And your whole life was almost fucked up. But I guess none of those things can be reasons for why he cried? SMH. Seriously people who act like they know it all get on my nerves. And absuvive? Oh my gosh get over it. Stop trying to label this guy for life I have yet to see him put his hands on anybody else. Unless you gave him a second chance to try and change you have no room to talk. And only being welcomed at BET? Whatever some of ya’ll don’t have a clue what you are talking about. I’m sure you would like to believe his career is over even though many critics stated this to be a turning point. Talking about “i see right through it” through what? Godbless the ones who say the tears were fake. Believe it or not he might actually be trying to change. But instead of encouraging that you hate on it and say its a ploy than get mad about his past actions but won’t give him the chance to change? Doesn’t make any sense. And yet we all wonder whats wrong with the world today its things like that smh.

  20. @noodles
    I get it now. If your Chris Brown anything that shows positive emotion or energy is a ploy for your career. Nevermind the fact he has always been this type of person even before the Rihanna thing. But.. Really? EVERYBODY is human. You might be saying well he did this and that…. We are ALL God’s children deep down we share the same things. I know there is no convincing some of you ignorant people that just think you know it all though. If he does something negative we all believe it though right? But when he does something good or heartfelt its fake? Now tell me does that make any sense? Honestly come on now. I don’t care how much you dislike the dude but we all have emotions. Some things just can’t be planned. I bet if he was on that stage screaming “Fuck all of you” or some dumb shit you’d al be like yeah he meant it but the dude can’t even cry now. Thats some dumb shit.Go head Chris! I know you’ll be fine. I think everyone knows it deep down. When you have talent and can come back strong some people are afraid so they have to kinda bash you to feel better…thats all that is.

  21. I could care less what a HATER has to say…..WE LOVE YOU CHRIS M. BROWN! You are the best and it really doesn’t matter what the rest are doing or saying they all know the genus in you! Keep up the excellent work kid!

  22. SandeePB says:

    TJ & Rico Love – I love You for being honest and keeping it real. Chris Brown is totally amazing!!! :) He has a great smile too:)

  23. It is some really ignorant hater comments on this page first off. Off that. Chris is very talented and I can’t wait to see more of his work in the future. (hopefully soon). Its crazy that people think he is no longer allowed to smile. Please grow up. Thanks for the positive article neonlimelight. :)

  24. miamigirl says:

    now that’s what I’m talkin’ about, chris is a really talented singer/actor/song-writer/and even rapper!!!!!. chris brown i believe in you, chris brown!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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