No Bullshit

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"No Bullshit"
Single by Chris Brown
from the album Fan of a Fan and F.A.M.E.
A-side Deuces
Released January 18, 2011[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010, Richmond, Virginia
(In Your Ear Studios)[2]
Genre R&B
Length 4:07
Label Jive
Writer(s) Christopher Brown, Kevin McCall, Christopher Whitacre, Justin Henderson
Producer(s) Tha Bizness
Chris Brown chronology
"Ain't Thinkin' 'Bout You"
(2010)
"No Bullshit"
(2011)
"Look at Me Now"
(2011)

"No Bullshit" is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown, released as the second single from his second official mixtape Fan of a Fan (2010). The song was originally recorded for and included on Brown's previous mixtape In My Zone (2010), and was later included on his fourth studio album F.A.M.E. (2011). Musically, the song is about Brown encouraging a woman to come back to his apartment in the hope that she will "do it all night".

Initially only released as a B-side to Brown's previous single "Deuces", the song was later released to rhythmic radio on January 18, 2011 as a single in its own right, and peaked at number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was written by Brown, Kevin McCall and Tha Bizness.

The song peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs,[3] #1 on urban radio,[4] and #62 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic editor Andy Kellman was positive about the song: "then there was the smoothly percussive “No BS,” a slow jam with chivalrous sweet nothings like “I’m-a leave it in when we do it” and “Don’t you be on that bullshit" but he noted that this isn't albums best.[6] A.V. Club's Evan Rytlewsky described this song as a "after-dark fare."[7] Entertainment Weekly wrote an impressed opinion stating that it leads to intoxicating hooks, calling it "bedroom knocker" and he continued: "which for better (or worse) rivals the bump-'n'-grind heights of '90s Casanova crew Jodeci."[8] David Amidon wrote a mixed review: "But then there are the songs like “No Bullshit” he’ll no doubt be expected to slow his sets with. The “no bullshit” is his ability to make love for an entire night, of course. He’d also prefer that you “don’t be on that bullshit” as far as disbelieving him is concerned."[9]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "No Bullshit" was directed by Colin Tilley and premiered online on May 24, 2010 along with the video for "Deuces".[10] In the video, Brown is seen wooing and romancing his leading lady. It shows them kissing, licking, and touching on display in the shower, living room, and bedroom. During the video Brown is also seen dancing on a rooftop in a black outfit.The girl in the video is wearing all black.[11]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010–2011) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 62
US Adult R&B Songs (Billboard)[12] 30
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 3
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[13] 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 40 Rhythimc Future Releases". Allaccess. All Access Music Group. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 
  2. ^ F.A.M.E. (Booklet). Chris Brown. Jive Records. 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Chris Brown Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Chris Brown.
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/299174/chris+brown/chart?f=367
  5. ^ a b "Chris Brown Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Chris Brown.
  6. ^ Review by Andy Kellman (2011-03-22). "F.A.M.E. - Chris Brown | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  7. ^ 12:00 AM (2011-03-22). "Chris Brown: F.A.M.E. · Music Review · The A.V. Club". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  8. ^ Reviewed by Brad Wete on Mar 09, 2011 (2011-03-09). "F.A.M.E. Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  9. ^ Amidon, David. "Chris Brown: F.A.M.E.". PopMatters. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  10. ^ Rodriguez, Jayson (2010-05-24). "Chris Brown And Tyga Premiere Two Fan of a Fan Videos". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  11. ^ "Video: Chris Brown - 'No Bullshit'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 2011-01-07. 
  12. ^ "Chris Brown Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Adult R&B Songs for Chris Brown. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Chris Brown Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Chris Brown.