The Artist: Chris Brown
The Mixtape: In My Zone (Rhythm & Streets) (2010)
Did It Live Up To The Gangsta Grillz Standard? Somehow, yes. Okay, okay, so we hear all you mixtape purists already. "A Chris Brown mixtape made the cut?!" Yes, it did. At the time CB put this out, he was still trying to get over that whole Rih-Rih situation and the result was a pretty well-rounded mixtape that wasn't a blatant attempt at publicity like a lot of the other Gangsta Grillz R&B 'tapes. If nothing else, you've gotta appreciate the effort. Even if you're not a huge CB fan.