Chris Brown taps reggae/dancehall star Gyptian for his latest mega hit “Questions.”
Breezy has been feeling dancehall music these days and even recorded a single with Konshens that has been doing well. On the single “Questions,” he sampled what is perhaps Gyptian’ biggest hit single to date “Hold Yuh.” That song was produced by Ricky Blaze and was originally released in 2010. The song never took off until 2011 when it became a massive hit and was even sampled by Nicki Minaj.
Gyptian says that the sample by Chris Brown just once again proves that Jamaican music and culture continues to have a massive impact on the world. “I am ok with it and it goes to show that people a say dancehall music,” the singer said. “Chris Brown using my music is a positive thing, and I have nothing bad to say about it. I was notified and all the proper channels were used. In Jamaica, we should just do good music and let the music speak for itself and don’t hype it out. The special thing about Hold You is that it was able to bridge the gap between dancehall and hip hop.”
Gyptian wasn’t the only Caribbean artist that Chris Brown drew inspiration from for his new single “Questions,” he also got some ideas from Kevin Lyttle. Gyptian is now an independent artist after recently cutting ties with VP Records. He recently started his own label Right Direction Records and is looking to sign artists to the imprint.
Chris Brown is currently working on his new album “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” due on Halloween 2017.