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„It took me a while to get it right,“ he said. „I like to do live albums. I like to do some studio cuts and mix ‘em up with my live stuff.“
Coming three years after „We Are About the Business,“ the album follows Brown’s pace for the past decade, when he stopped putting out an album a year.
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Brown said he’s still deeply involved in the makings of his records. „When I leave the studio and I go home, [the producers] stay behind mixing and editing, and when I come back I don’t like it. I have to be in there and do my own arrangements.“
Within a month, Brown said, he’s going to head to the studio again, this time to record a duet with Snoop Dogg that he will release as a single this year or next.
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