Chris Brown is hesitant to make an entire Hip Hop album. His latest project, X, is due later this year and Brown says it will feature some raps. However, he also claimed he doesn't know "if the world is ready for Chris Brown, the rapper."
"For me, I think I would have to progress more as an emcee first," he acknowledged in an interview with Power 98. "It's just me having fun and showcasing who I am. So an album, I would really have to be taken a hundred percent serious as a rapper. I like Rap. I love it. Music is my passion. Even on my album now, there's a couple songs that I rap on. But as far as a whole album, I don't know if the world is ready for Chris Brown, the rapper."
His love for music has also allowed him to keep his sights open to possible albums in various genres.
“Music is for everyone,” he added. “When you put genres on music, you segregate it... I want to always be able to do any kind of music I want. When I get older I might want to do a Country album. Next year, I might want to do an all Hip Hop album or Alternative album. Just making sure that anything that goes down, showing my audience or showing people that have a creative mind that you can do anything you want, it’s just about believing and loving what you’re doing in a positive way.”
Brown was recently criticized for his rapping skills by Drake. Speaking of a potential battle, Drake explained his hesitation. "I don't want to hear that man rap. No one wants to hear me rap against him. I really do this shit." In his own interviews, Brown has acknowledged that he "can't be taken serious" in a battle and that he is "not a rapper." Below is an interview and freestyle from earlier this month, where Brown raps and takes shots at Drake.