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The once-troubled 29-year-old -- a recovering drug and alcohol addict who auditioned for the 'X Factor' after just 70 days of sobriety -- told AOL Music he wrote the new track after turning a major page in his life. "At that point I had an apartment, I had a job and a car. I was clean and I had my son and life was good," the father of 3-year-old Ryan revealed. "I wrote the song in case people were having a bad time, or in case I was having a bad time -- this would hopefully lift me back up and bring positive light to the situation," he explained.
Stay tuned for AOL Music's exclusive In House interview and photo shoot with Chris, coming soon! Until then, watch his 'Young Homie' video below.