Pop | Chris Rene – Trouble

Posted by on June 28, 2012

Following his breakout single, that had millions around the world asking “Young homie, what you trippin’ on?”, Chris Rene releases the second single off his debut studio album.  Despite the success the Santa Monica native saw with “Young Homie” after he inked a deal with L.A. Reid and Epic Records, a subdivision of Sony Music, the pressure was still on for the second single.  Naturally, we all questioned whether Rene was more than a garbage-picking-smooth-rhyme-kicking-SoCal phenomenon.  Chris just squashed any signs of doubt with his newest release, “Trouble”, appropriately suited for the season.

Upon first listen, I thought producer Busbee may have pulled a sample from Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s “Over The Rainbow” while it sounds like strums from a ukulele carrying on throughout the song.  Holding true to his dynamic “pop intertwined with the occasional hip-hop verse or beat kick” sound, this song is sure to take off this summer.  What do you think, did Chris make it over the one-hit-wonder speed bump?

Purchase on iTunes: Chris Rene – Trouble (Prod. by Busbee)

Purchase on iTunes: Chris Rene – Young Homie [Previous]

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Hip-Hop, Pop, RnB | Chris Rene [X Factor]

Posted by on December 8, 2011

For anyone who has been diligently watching one of America’s hottest new shows, The X Factor, probably knows what Chris Rene is bringing to the table.  A 28-year old recovering addict making a run at a $5 million recording contract has been impressing me since day one and I feel it’s only fair I share his story with my FNT family.  Channeling his past struggles and adversity into his own original music, Chris combines pop/RnB and hip-hop into something of his own.  If I had to compare him to one recognizable artist, I’d have to say Mike Posner, only judging on the style.  I think the possibilities are endless for Rene and even if he doesn’t win the X Factor competition, he’s going to be signed by someone and certainly still make major hits.  I did some digging and found a couple tracks from the ‘garbage picking-hip-hop singing-Santa Cruz phenomenon’ along with several rips from his performances that may also tickle your fancy.  If you’ve been following you know how inspirational of a story this is becoming and I only hope Chris Rene applies his talents in the right places.  Do Work Son.

Original Recordings

DOWNLOAD: Chris Rene – Young Homie                 MUST DOWNLOAD!!!

DOWNLOAD: Chris Rene – Forever

DOWNLOAD: Chris Rene – The Same Blood

DOWNLOAD: Sincere & Nima Fadavi ft. Chris Rene – The Calm Before the Storm


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