Strip (Chris Brown song)

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"Strip"
Single by Chris Brown featuring Kevin McCall
from the album Boy in Detention
Released November 18, 2011 (2011-11-18)
Genre R&B
Length 2:49
Label RCA
Writer(s) Sevyn Streeter, Chris Brown, Christopher Whitacre, Joseph Lonny Bereal, Justin Henderson, Kevin McCall
Producer(s) Tha Bizness
Chris Brown chronology
"Another Round"
(2011)
"Strip"
(2011)
"Why Stop Now"
(2012)
Kevin McCall chronology
"Deuces"
(2010)
"Strip"
(2011)
"Naked"
(2012)

"Strip" is a song by American recording artist Chris Brown, featuring American rapper Kevin "K-MAC" McCall, released as a single from his mixtape Boy In Detention and as a buzz single from Brown's fifth studio album Fortune on November 18, 2011. It was written by Amber Streeter, Brown, Christopher Whitacre, J. Lonny Bereal, Justin Henderson and McCall, while production was handled by Tha Bizness. "Strip" peaked at number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number three on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Background and composition[edit]

"Strip" was written by Amber Streeter, Chris Brown, Christopher Whitacre, J. Lonny Bereal, Justin Henderson and Kevin McCall, while production was handled by Tha Bizness.[1] The song first appeared on Brown's mixtape Boy in Detention in 2011.[2] On October 27, 2011, Brown announced via his official Twitter account that "Strip" and "Biggest Fan" would serve as the two lead singles from his fifth studio album Fortune (2012).[3] However, following the online premiere of "Turn Up the Music" on January 26, 2012, several websites, including MTV News and Billboard magazine, reported that this would be the lead single from the album,[4][5] while "Strip" served as a buzz single.[6][7] A remix of the song made by Brown and McCall, was posted online on April 5, 2012.[8]

Musically, "Strip" is a "bouncy synth-heavy" R&B song,[2] with lyrics of Brown crooning to a stripper.[9] As stated by Lewis Corner of Digital Spy, it features "booty-bouncing mix of pulsing beats and '90s-styled melodies."[10]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music video for "Strip" was directed by Colin Tilley and filmed in November 2011.[11] An image from the shoot was posted online on November 27, 2011, which showed Brown surrounded by Christmas lights.[11] The video premiered online on December 15, 2011.[12] The video opens with a shot of Brown standing on a mountain wearing a winter jacket, cap and shorts. It then switches to a house party where Brown is seen with his shirt off, singing in a room full of people dancing. During the second chorus, Brown and McCall are seen sitting on the edge of a hot tub, while girls in bikinis are in the tub. As McCall raps his verse, he plays an accelerated game of "Seven Minutes in Heaven" with two girls in a closet. Once his time is up, he switches with another man. Throughout the video, scenes of Brown singing the song in a room full of Christmas lights are intercut.

Georgette Cline of The Boombox wrote that the video is "steaming hot".[13] A writer for International Business Times wrote that, "The video is perfectly apt for the lyrics of the song."[14] Chris Eggertsen of HitFix gave the video a mixed response, calling it an "embarrassingly-generic music video".[15]

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, "Strip" debuted at number 90 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart on the issue dated November 12, 2011, despite not being released for digital download until November 18, 2011.[16] It peaked at number three on the issue dated March 10, 2012.[17] On the Billboard Hot 100, "Strip" debuted at number 85 on the issue dated December 10, 2011,[18] and peaked at number 37 on the issue dated March 31, 2012.[19]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[20]
  1. "Strip" (featuring Kevin "K-MAC" McCall) – 2:49

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes for Fortune[1]

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia[31] November 18, 2011 Digital download RCA Records
Belgium[32]
Canada[33]
Denmark[34]
France[35]
Italy[36]
Netherlands[37]
Norway[38]
Sweden[39]
United States[20]
United States[40] December 6, 2011 Urban contemporary radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fortune (Booklet). Chris Brown. RCA Records. 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Fitzgerald, Trent (August 3, 2011). "Chris Brown, 'Strip' Feat. Kevin McCall – Song Review". PopCrush. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chris Brown Announces 'Fortune' Singles". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. October 27, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ Garibaldi, Christina (January 26, 2012). "Chris Brown Drops New Single 'Turn Up The Music'". MTV News. MTV Networks. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (January 26, 2012). "Chris Brown Releases 'Turn Up The Music' Single: Listen". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ Corner, Lewis (January 26, 2012). "Chris Brown debuts new single 'Turn Up The Music'". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi Médias. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chris Brown Releases 'Turn Up The Music'". RTTNews. January 27, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ "New Music: Chris Brown f/ Kevin McCall – 'Strip (Remix)'". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. April 5, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ Newman, Jason (August 3, 2011). "New Song: Chris Brown Featuring Kevin McCall, 'Strip'". MTV Buzzworthy. MTV Networks. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ Corner, Lewis (November 22, 2011). "Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi Médias. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Trent (November 27, 2011). "Hot Pic: Chris Brown Lights Up 'Strip' Video Shoot". Thelavalizard.com. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Video: Chris Brown f/ Kevin McCall – 'Strip'". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. December 15, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  13. ^ Cline, Georgette (December 15, 2011). "Chris Brown 'Strip' Video Has Girl-on-Girl Kisses". The Boombox. AOL. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Chris Brown Releases Saucy Music Video for 'Strip'". International Business Times. Etienne Uzac. December 16, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  15. ^ Eggertsen, Chris (December 15, 2011). "Watch: Chris Browns soul-dead music video for Strip". HitFix. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  16. ^ "R&B/Hip Hop Songs: Week of November 12, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 12, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Chris Brown Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 4, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Hot 100: Week of December 10, 2011". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 10, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Chris Brown Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 4, 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "Strip (feat. Kevin K-MAC McCall) – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Chartifacts – Week Commencing: 20th February 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Top 40 Urban Albums & Singles Chart". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on February 19, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Chris Brown feat. Kevin K-Mac McCall – Strip" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  24. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Chart (Week: January 01, 2012 to January 07, 2012)". Gaon Chart. December 15, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Archive Chart: 2012-04-07" UK R&B Chart. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  26. ^ "Official UK Singles Top 100 – 7th April 2012". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Chris Brown Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Chris Brown.
  28. ^ "Chris Brown Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Chris Brown.
  29. ^ "Chris Brown Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Chris Brown.
  30. ^ "Best of 2012 – R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 15, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Strip (feat. Kevin K-MAC McCall) – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  32. ^ "Strip (feat. Kevin K-MAC McCall) – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  33. ^ "Strip (feat. Kevin K-MAC McCall) – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  34. ^ "Strip (feat. Kevin K-MAC McCall) – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  35. ^ "Strip (feat. Kevin K-MAC McCall) – Single" (in French). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  36. ^ "Strip (feat. Kevin K-MAC McCall) – Single" (in Italian). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  37. ^ "Strip (feat. Kevin K-MAC McCall) – Single" (in Dutch). iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  38. ^ "Strip (feat. Kevin K-MAC McCall) – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  39. ^ "Strip (feat. Kevin K-MAC McCall) – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  40. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on November 12, 2011. 

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