Back when we reviewed Pharrell’s G I R L, one of the issues was that the Williams just didn’t have the vocal dexterity to pull of his own songs.  Now, with writing and producing this new Usher single that sounds like it could have been a direct lift off his album, we get an understanding of what those songs could have sounded like in capable vocal chords.  Usher puts it down on this track and takes the somewhat minimalist beat to another level.  Helped out by Nicki Minaj, who’s features have been amazing lately, and this is a potential hit for the R&B column.

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