Jet Magazine On both recordings the tonal structure is bare bones. Brown's final studio albums, I'm Back and The Next Stepwere released in and respectively. On July 16,after performing at the ApolloBrown was arrested for reportedly failing to turn in records from one of his radio stations after the station was forced to file for bankruptcy.
James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. The couple were separated by , after what his daughter describes as years of domestic abuse,  and the final divorce decree was issued on January 10, Brown went to the Emory Crawford Long Memorial Hospital the next day for medical evaluation and was admitted for observation and treatment.