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New Music: The Hamilton Mixtape’s “Wait for It” ft. Usher and “Wrote My Way Out” ft. Nas, Dave East and Aloe Blacc

The deluge of Hamilton Mixtape leaks continues with two new tracks: Usher trying out the musical's "Wait for It," and Nas, paired with Dave East and fucking…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 18, 2016

Usher Took a Video of President Obama Dancing to “Hotline Bling”

Last night, President Barack Obama and BET hosted "Love & Happiness: A Musical Experience," a White House concert showcase featuring performances by artists including Usher, Jill Scott, Common, …
Anna Gaca / October 22, 2016

Usher Embraces Surveillance State, Performs With Fans Via Webcam on Kimmel

Usher returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform a Young Thug-less version of "No Limit," his modestly successful single from new album Hard II Love.
Anna Gaca / September 21, 2016

Review: Usher’s Hard II Love Arrives a Bit Too Late

Four years ago, it felt like Usher Raymond IV had broken new ground. On "Climax," his lovelorn pathos was married to Diplo’s frostbitten production, making for a…
Brian Josephs / September 20, 2016

Usher Announces New Album ‘Hard II Love,’ Releases Two New Songs

Usher is going to be busy the next couple of weeks with a couple things to promote: the upcoming film Hands of Stone — in which he…
Brian Josephs / August 26, 2016

Usher’s Star-Studded ‘No Limit’ G-Mix Features Master P, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, and A$AP Ferg

There seems to be — ahem — no limit on the hip hop stars who'd like to jump on Usher's new single "No Limit." The song takes its inspiration…
Anna Gaca / August 20, 2016

Listen to De La Soul’s Haunting New Song ‘Greyhounds’ Featuring Usher

The only artists in history to get David Byrne and 2 Chainz on the same album, De La Soul are still fearlessly eclectic and took…
Dan Weiss / August 17, 2016

Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla $ign, and Boosie Badazz Pop Up in Usher and Young Thug’s ‘No Limit’ Video

Young Thug is the only official guest feature on Usher's recent single "No Limit," but the song's video has a few more: surprise cameos by Ty…
Anna Gaca / August 5, 2016

Massive Attack Release the Brooding ‘Come Near Me’ and ‘The Spoils’

Massive Attack have released a fitting soundtrack to this dreary Friday morning in New York. The trip-hop duo dropped two tracks: "Come Near Me" featuring…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

Usher Brings a Slow-Motion ‘Crash’ to ‘Fallon’

Chappelle's Show once had a sketch that explained how, regardless of the circumstances, everything looks better in slow motion. That includes Usher, who was both a magician…
Brian Josephs / July 29, 2016

Usher, Sheryl Crow, and Cyndi Lauper Tell Donald Trump Not to Use Their Songs

One of the greatest Donald Trump takedowns came from HBO's John Oliver, who made "Make Donald Drumpf Again" a trending slogan. It's no surprise he…
Brian Josephs / July 25, 2016

Allow Usher’s Mesmerizing New Video to ‘Crash’ Your Party

Usher is angling for a top spot on your summer playlist, and to that end, he's got a video for his heartbroken-but-still-awfully-catchy new single, "Crash." Directed by Christopher…
Anna Gaca / June 17, 2016

Usher Keeps the Potential Hits Coming With ‘Crash’

Usher's on to something. A day after dropping the exceptional Young Thug-featuring track, "No Limit," the singer strikes once again with the subdued and intimate…
Brian Josephs / June 10, 2016

Usher Enlists Young Thug for ‘No Limit’

It's been two years since Usher last charted as a lead artist with the Juicy J-assisted "I Don't Mind." Now, the 37-year-old hitmaker attempts to end the…
Brian Josephs / June 9, 2016

Usher, Brittany Howard, and Demi Lovato Among Performers at White House Ray Charles Tribute

Last night, President Barack Obama had a couple friends over to his place to honor the memory of the late great Ray Charles. Performers at…
Andrew Unterberger / February 25, 2016
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