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Earlier, Usher teamed up with Migos for a track titled, "Still Got It." Now, let me just be clear, and say, like many of others who visit this blog, I don't know who Migos is, and before you press play, this new track, "I Still Got It" won't be on Usher's album.
Now, I recently just listened to the track, because I was actually very curious to see how the track turned out, and I can't say I'm quite impressed. Clearly, this is more like a song set for the media, as Usher sings about how he still has it as an artist. Many, including me, know that Usher hasn't done so well lately on the charts, and based on his singles commercially. I think that Usher, personally has had many switch-ups as an artist, based on his sound, and I know I've said before, that I love when an artist goes for an organic route, because you want your listeners to have fresh material, and with this track, in general, it's your typical mainstream track.
Now, while this may be seen as a success commercially based on the production and lyrical content, it's not what his fans are looking for. He needs to target his audience, which prefers R&B, with a mix of Hip-Hop. Is it possible we'll ever get the "Confessions" Usher back? Most likely not, but I just want this to be a succeeding era for Usher. With the album being pushed back, it's like his label is setting him up for failure. I mean, they aren't giving him the time he deserves. Usher could bring something to the table, if everything was organized properly. I don't only speak for this single, but Usher's career in general.
Lambs, don't call me crazy, but I think Usher should work with Jermaine Dupri. (Once Again...) Just so everyone reads that clearly: I. THINK. USHER. SHOULD. WORK. WITH. JERMAINE. DUPRI. Even if most of Jermaine's work hasn't been a success lately, he knows how to deliver what the fans want, and on top of that, he worked with Usher on "Confessions," so I'm sure he'll help Usher find his direction as an artist. For proof that Jermaine Dupri is still a beast, at production and songwriting, check out his latest work on Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse. Now, for this single, it's a skip for me. I do still, really hope things get better for Usher's sound musically next year though. I'm sure he'll win me back, because I do plan to see what Usher has in store with his new album. Take a listen to "Still Got It" below: (It's Your Choice! I mean, I don't recommend it. You aren't missing out on much if you ask me.)
"Still Got It" is lifted off the upcoming Digital Trapstars and WeGlobal mixtape, 'Screens on Lock: 4th Quarter Press.'