By Cheo Tyehimba
Updated July 20, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Brown’s latest, her first in more than two years, serves up hip-hop with a decidedly dancehall feel. Whether she’s following the latest industry trend of sampling reggae or expressing another dimension of her lyrical and hip-hop maturity, she works several songs like a champion. Still, rote cuts like ”I Don’t Care,” which features pedestrian keyboard production and a defensive white MC named Chyna White, keep this effort from shining.