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.

Nah, Usher, We’re Good

So, before anyone out there thinks I’m hating, let me make one thing clear: I’m a big Usher fan, son. I mean, if we’re being real here, he has one of the strongest discographies in R&B history, man. Listen, any artist who goes from My Way to 8701 to Confessions should never be disrespected, fam. Hell, I even think Here I Stand is criminally underrated, bruh. Honestly, the title track alone is worth the price of admission, folks. With all of that being said, this new album ain’t it, people. All in all, Trap Usher needs to get the fuckity-fuck outta here, brethren.

Ok, for those who missed it, Usher just dropped a surprise album on Friday. Moving on, not only did his “A” album come out of nowhere, but it also features only one producer: Zaytoven. Now, for anybody who’s unfamiliar with Zaytoven, let me explain it like this: pick any Gucci Mane or Future jam from the past 10 years and there’s a good chance that Zaytoven did it. Hell, he’s a staple in the Atlanta music scene, son. In any case, he solely handles the boards on Usher’s latest effort.

To be clear, my issue with this album is not Zaytoven’s production. Hell, the beats sound exactly the way I would expect them to, man. Real talk, my problem is Usher, fam. Listen, in 2018, I’m not trying to hear Trap Usher. I’m not trying to hear Strip Club Usher. I’m not trying to hear Turn Up Usher. Look, does everyone see where I’m going with this? On the real, Usher is too damn grown to be singing about childish subjects, bruh. Like, he’s a legend, people. He shouldn’t feel the need to chase trends. Keeping it a buck, that’s why his last few projects haven’t been hitting. He’s more concerned with keeping up with the times than simply being himself.

In the end, no thanks, Usher. Ultimately, the minute he gets back with Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, I’ll be back onboard, son. Fam, did Usher hear Cox’s work on Ella Mai‘s “Dangerous?” *Sigh* That could’ve been an Usher joint, man. Anyway, the point is, I want Usher to sound like Usher, bruh. I don’t want him to sound like 6lack. Side note, I’m a 6lack fan, so don’t take that as a diss. Anyway, I’m not here for the “A” album. That’s all I have to say, folks. That is all. LC out.

Let’s Talk About Quantasia Sharpton

So, let me get straight to the point, son. On the real, I don’t give a fuck if Quantasia Sharpton is big, man. Look, I’d bet money that a lot of dudes with the worst jokes have the most questionable history with sexual partners. With that being said, who cares if Usher Raymond has an affinity for big girls. In any case, instead of judging Sharpton for her weight, we should be talking about the idea that she may be a liar, fam. All in all, parts of her story ain’t adding up, bruh.

Now, for those who missed it, Sharpton is the first person to publicly sue Usher. She alleges that she met him at one of his concerts and had sex with him after the show. Anyway, despite the fact that she admits she doesn’t have herpes, she’s suing Usher for not disclosing his status. Shit, she even hired notable lawyer Lisa Bloom to make it real, son. Apparently, the shitshow has officially begun, man.

Moving on, this is where shit gets silly, fam. Outside of the fact that she doesn’t have herpes, her old Facebook and Twitter messages are starting to make noise. On Facebook, she recently claimed that she needed some money and then wrote “enjoying my last couple of hours as a regular girl.” Next thing we know, she’s holding a fucking press conference, bruh. To make matters worse, she’s previously accused August Alsina of fathering her child and even bragged about sleeping with Kirko Bangz. Man, this girl sounds like she’s just out here trying to finesse people, son.

Fam, what’s the real story here? Is this woman just looking for attention? I mean, if she’s lying, why would she even want this kind of energy around her? Frankly, she ain’t gonna get no money from fairy tales and all of her business is going to get exposed. From my vantage point, this looks like a stupid ass move, son. By and by, these five minutes of fame aren’t worth it, Quantasia.

In the end, Sharpton’s dress size is irrelevant, man. If a big girl isn’t a virgin, then that means someone is hitting it, son. Shit, let’s all grow up here, fam. The real story here is the potential lying that Sharpton may be doing. Ultimately, if she’s just trying to capitalize off of a bad situation, then she deserves to be dragged to the depths of social media hell, bruh. All I know is, this Usher shit just keeps on getting worse, folks. LC out.

These Are Usher’s Confessions…

Damn, Usher! Say it ain’t so, man! On the real, the streets are talking and the story ain’t cool, son. Now, I try to take all of these damaging rumors with a grain of salt, but it’s not looking good for Ursh out here, fam. All in all, if these court documents are true, then Usher is a foul dude, bruh. Basically, a woman claimed that he knowingly gave her herpes without informing her first. To make matters worse, he reportedly gave this lady $1 million to settle a lawsuit. Shit, man!

Now, before I continue, let me acknowledge some truths, son. Keeping it a buck, Sexually Transmitted Diseases aren’t new, man. I mean, A LOT of people are running around here burning, fam. With that being said, responsible adults need to be upfront about their status, bruh. Like, folks shouldn’t be out here bare bumping without first telling their partners the truth. That’s both dishonest AND incredibly dangerous, people! Frankly, this post is less about Usher and more about the fact that people need to be safe out here.

In any case, Usher’s tale is as follows: he was supposedly diagnosed with herpes in either 2009 or 2010. Despite that, he apparently kept raw dogging this woman. Even after a “greenish discharge” came out of his member, the woman claimed that Usher assured her that he was clean. From there, she developed vaginal sores, fevers and chills. After getting tested, her doctor informed her of her illness. Finally, after having his doctor confirm his status, Usher apparently paid for this woman’s medical bills.

Fam, that’s just a wild ass story, son. Real talk, I don’t even want to believe it. Not because I don’t think it’s possible, but because it’s so fucking reckless, man! Now, I’m a big Usher fan, but it’s NEVER cool to remain mum about an STD, bruh. Man, what part of the game is that? I mean, there’s a reason why states have made it a crime, fam.

Being real, if all of this hoopla is true, then he just permanently altered this woman’s life. Yeah, they both could’ve done more to protect themselves, but that doesn’t change the fact that he can’t just be silent about something this serious. Outside of the health concerns, her personal life could be irreparably damaged. When it comes to situations like this, if she wants to have a long term relationship, she’s going to have to divulge all of this information to a potential suitor. All I know is, that can’t be an easy pill for any future lover to swallow.

In the end, I’m turning this post into a public service announcement. Everyone reading this needs to go get tested. After that, everyone needs to keep it real with the person they’re sleeping with. Ain’t nobody got time for these type of surprises, son. Don’t confess to burning after the house has already burned down, man. Ultimately, if Usher really conducted himself in this manner, then he’s a fucked up individual. Plain and simple, fam. LC out.

Go Watch ‘The New Edition Story’!

All jokes aside, I can’t believe BET pulled this off, son. I mean, let’s be real, man. BET has been a joke for quite some time now. They have specialized in damn near every type of coonery imaginable. However; it looks like they’re trying to get back in Black people’s good graces by releasing good content. With that being said, this New Edition miniseries is awesome, son! Like, this project was really well made, man. So far, after being locked in for the first two nights of the three-night event, I must say, from the storyline to the casting, BET got The New Edition Story right. Ultimately, this series is a dope history lesson about a group of supremely crazy ass dudes who made timeless records. People need to get onboard ASAP, bruh.

First, let’s talk about the casting, son. Whoever assembled the guys to portray New Edition is a cotdamn genius, man. To begin, I don’t care what anyone says, the kid who plays the child version of Bobby Brown MUST be related to Bobby. Shit, Bobby has a gillion kids, so I wouldn’t be surprised if that was actually his real son. Moving on, casting Hakeem Lyon, excuse me, Yazz the Greatest, excuse me, Bryshere Y. Gray as Michael Bivins is fucking brilliant, man. Their vocal inflections match perfectly. Seriously, if I’m not paying close enough attention, I really do believe Bivins is the one speaking. Lastly, Luke James is one of the few people with the vocal prowess to tackle Johnny Gill’s notes. Since these guys are actually singing the songs, they definitely needed a talented singer to handle all of Johnny’s Luther Vandross-esque vocal stylings.

Next, Bobby Brown is just good for television, son. Without a doubt, Bobby is one of the craziest dudes to ever become famous. Despite all of his talent, he couldn’t help himself when it comes to being a train wreck. He was already everyone’s crazy uncle by the time he was a teenager, bruh. He just always found himself in some bullshit, man. Keeping it a buck, I really do wonder how big Bobby could’ve been if he just remotely kept his act together. People act like he wasn’t the biggest R&B star on the planet when he was at his peak. People act like “On Our Own” isn’t a perfect fucking song. People act like Usher didn’t take a grip of his dance moves from Bobby. *Sigh* Even with the success he had, Bobby Brown still could’ve been a way bigger star. I guess we’ll never know, son.

Lastly, I think the film is doing a great job of displaying the group’s mentality. Sometimes, it’s hard to remember that a lot of this stuff happened before any of them turned 25. Hell, most of this shit happened when they were still teens. Of COURSE they were making terrible decisions, man! How smart were any of us when we were 17? Does any know why the name of this blog is “I Can’t Be Famous?” It’s because I know damn well I’d act a complete fool if I had any kind of notoriety. Lord knows what I would’ve done if I was in their position at 17 or 18. Honestly, I can’t even fault them for the bad contracts. I mean, grown ass people are STILL signing awful deals today. Ultimately, a lawyer is everyone’s best friend.

In the end, go watch this series, son. Plain and simple. Part three comes on tonight and I’m sure BET is replaying the first two parts before that. While I’m still shocked I’m promoting anything related to BET, I do give credit where credit is due. They did great work here, man. Now, let me get back to playing “You’re Not My Kind of Girl” at ignorant levels. Good day.