“For me, I wanted to do songs with substance, R&B, hip-hop and you get every facet of who I am at this age,” Brown told Power 105’s Angie Martinez Oct. 23. “It’s just that appreciation. It’s 45 songs to show people that I don’t care about the cap the label is talking about. I want to give you all these songs, because I care about y’all keeping my career where it’s at.”
The release features guest appearances from Future, Jhene Aiko, Dej Loaf and Lil Yatchy, Gucci Mane and Usher and others, contributing to 2 hours and 39 minutes of music. According to the album’s description on Apple Music, the songs come from every era of Brown’s music, which means a number of previously unreleased songs are on it.
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