Chris Brown’s new video for “Fine by Me” is clearly a nod to Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon. This is fitting because back in 2008 remake producers RZA and Dallas Jackson talked about him being the next Bruce Leroy. Maybe Brown is trying to show us that he is still ready to play The Last Dragon’s iconic Kung Fu superhero with the Glow.
Check out Chris Brown’s Fine by Me Video and see if you can spot all The Last Dragon references…
Homages to The Last Dragon in Chris Brown’s Fine by Me Video
Bruce Leroy’s Ninja Sneak
At the 1:18 mark Brown is seen sneaking into an empty nightclub wearing ninja slippers looking for his girl – much like Leroy creeping into 7th Heaven in the same type of footwear to find Laura Charles.
Once inside- a massive video screen, to the surprise of the hero, suddenly comes to life with the giant face of the Villain -all Eddie Arkadian like…
A Guest List Compiled to Go Out in Style
Again with an laugh reminiscent of Eddie Arkadian the villain welcomes Chris and introduces him to a variety of crazy looking bad guys.
Then we get some impressive acrobatic Kung Fu Dancing the likes of which we haven’t seen since Zack the Black Power Ranger’s Hip-Hop Kido. Chris even uses the Glow to defeat the evil cast of characters.
What do Last Dragon Fans think about this?
Check out what Preston Knight had to say on Instagram
Honestly refreshing to see an #artist pull from an honest place of #inspiration and #true #childlike #passion and to be #ambitious enough to push the limits of #dance by blending #fight #choreography. This video is chalked full of #martialarts #anime #DBZ and without a doubt #TheLastDragon influence. In a time where being in the industry is a music by numbers and lottery game it’s refreshing to see a current top 40 artist dig a little deeper and express themselves as opposed to showing up and singing what’s on the warm printed paper when it’s time to clock in another album. Thank you @chrisbrownofficial for always pushing yourself and sharing it with the world. #royalty
Craig Sutton | @thelastglow
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