Chris Brown versus Bobby Brown
-- Jevon Phillips (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Bobby Brown; fame, don’t be cruel: He was one of the biggest selling artists of the late 80’s and early 90’s, and was a pioneer of the musical movement new jack swing, a blend of R&B and hip-hop. Not a family-friendly singer, Bobby’s thrusting antics helped him gain fans, fame (and infamy) and a posse galore. Nowadays, he’s become a regular on the reality show scene with his show “Being Bobby Brown” and CMT’s “Gone Country.”
Chris Brown starts out running it: A kid like the guy next door, Chris Brown’s all-American appeal endears him to female fans and the MTV crowd, but his hard-core moves keep him one of the boys and grounded with street cred.
-- Jevon Phillips (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
-- Hanh Nguyen (Laura Rauch / Associated Press)
Here comes trouble
-- Jevon Phillips (David Fitzgerald / Los Angeles Times / Getty Images)