The Weeknd Was Right About Usher

*Sigh* Why are people incapable of being objective, son? Like, when folks hear shit that they don’t understand, instead of trying to gain some clarity, they just go on the attack. Look, The Weeknd didn’t diss Usher, man. In fact, he made a statement that made a lot of sense, fam. The truth is, the production on “Climax” DOES sound like some House of Balloons shit. Even so, that doesn’t negate Usher’s legendary status, bruh.

Ok, before I continue, let me say that I fucking love “Climax,” son. On the real, I played that joint A LOT when it came out, man. Shit, I was just happy that Usher was still able to make bangers. Side note, based on my recent post about “Don’t Waste My Time,” Usher’s still got it right now, fam. In any case, the hoopla over “Climax” started after The Weeknd did an interview with Variety. Now, during the conversation, he talked about how House of Balloons changed the sound of music and how it even influenced “Climax.” From there, all hell broke loose.

So, the millisecond after The Weeknd said this, social media flambéed him about Usher’s supremacy. Hell, a ton of people praised Usher’s singing ability and his deeper catalogue. In addition, a bunch of artists, Usher included, started the #ClimaxChallenge where they belted out Usher’s hit. Side note, Usher sang the song laying down and fucking KILLED it, bruh. But, that’s neither here nor there. Moving on, I’m not here to debate whether or not Usher is better than The Weeknd (he is). However, that’s not the fucking argument, son. Listen, if we’re speaking from a production standpoint, then The Weeknd is right. “Climax” borrowed elements from his early sound.

Look, whether we’re talking about the spaced out arrangement or the dark synths, “Climax” has a different sound than any Usher song that preceded it. I mean, it’s not a coincidence that it came out a year after The Weeknd’s classic mixtape run of House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence. Furthermore, Diplo, the guy who produced the fucking song, even admitted that he was influenced by The Weeknd’s initial work. So, what are we even debating, man? If the dude who’s responsible for the sound said that he borrowed a vibe, then there’s no argument to be had. Frankly, people are in their feelings over some bullshit, fam.

In the end, folks just need to relax, bruh. Ultimately, no one was disrespecting Usher. By and by, it’s okay to acknowledge that a legend tipped his hat to another artist. At the end of the day, great artists are able to adapt with the times and make it their own. All in all, that’s exactly what Usher did with “Climax.” So, how about we all calm the fuck down and just enjoy the music. That is all. LC out.

This Usher & Ella Mai Song Is Incredible

So, let’s just skip the formalities and get straight to the point, son. The fact of the matter is, this new Usher and Ella Mai song is incredible, man. I mean, THIS is the type of music that I want to hear from him, fam. Yeah, I know that he’s tried different sounds, such as that ill-advised album with Zaytoven, but real Usher fans know what we want, bruh. Frankly, if Jermaine Dupri ain’t involved in the production, then Usher can keep it, brethren. With all of that being said, I’m glad to say that the band is back together.

Ok, for those who missed it, Usher is gearing up to release his Confessions 2 album. Now, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I normally hate when artists make follow-ups to classic projects. The way I see it, legends just need to leave their legendary shit alone, man. In any case, I’ve decided to put my hesitation on pause once I found out that Dupri was back behind the boards. In addition, Bryan-Michael Cox, who’s also responsible for a bunch of Usher’s biggest hits, is back on the beats too. Meaning, we might actually have a chance at some magic, fam.

Moving on, once I heard Usher’s new joint with Mai, which samples “I Like The Way (The Kissing Game)” by Hi-Five, I was all in, bruh. Shit, from the 808‘s to the bass line to the vocal harmonies, the song has a lot of the elements that I fucking love, son. In addition, the music video, which has appearances from Snoop Dogg, Eric Bellinger, Diddy‘s sons, etc., has a dope ass house party vibe. Side note, house parties have always, ALWAYS been better than the club, man. Real talk, this isn’t even up for debate, fam. It just is what it is.

In the end, there’s nothing else to say, bruh. Ultimately, I just hope that the rest of the album is as fuego as this song, son. By and by, everyone can peep the “Don’t Waste My Time” video below. At the end of the day, I’m just hyped that Usher is back working with the right team, man. All I can say is, Usher and Jermaine Dupri don’t miss, fam. That is all. LC out.