Austin Brown: Target Practice

Posted November 6, 2010 by J Matthew Cobb in Reviews 1.0

Despite his inheritance to the King of Pop’s legacy and a Darkchild-produced single, Austin Brown still has a lot to prove

Filling in the shoes of King of Pop will be almost impossible for the next generation of Jacksons, but it’s something Austin Brown, MJ’s nephew and Rebbie Jackson’s son, isn’t afraid of trying on. On the RodneyDarkchild” Jenkins-produced “Target Practice,” the first released single from Brown’s forthcoming project 85, the 25-year old newbie tries his best to throw out exciting whoo’s and plays with airy falsettos while sliding across sexy moans like his famous uncle. The song has club-laden bounce and feels like new-age MJ, but it lacks the strong melody of “Pretty Young Thing” and goes in and out of instrumental breaks like an ill-fated version of Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In The World).” Hopefully there’s more in the bag to better showcase Brown’s talent. ‘Cause this offering just doesn’t cut it.


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J Matthew Cobb

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One Comment


    This failed article is already starting with the TEDIOUS weary comparison that no aspiring artist should get on their beginning. Austin brown never said he wanted to be a CLONE of the king of pop. It’s not his fault if he comes from a family which tradition is music. Maybe the so-called MJ fans should quit tossing every other artist behind MJ’s shadow and let them shine with their OWN light. For my part I think this is a very promising debut for young man who already got the potential to make it big. Definitely destined for superstardom.

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