Usher, Ludacris And Lil Jon Have A New Song And It's Probably The Closest We're Ever Going To Get To 2004 Again
The song was produced two years ago.
April 10, 2020 at 3:40 pm
“When Usher, Jon and Luda come together it’s always amazing. It allows us to stay connected to our core like us three together,” Usher told Beats 1. “No matter what Jon is doing, no matter where Ludacris is, no matter who I am, or where I’m going, or what type of music I’m introducing, when we come together, we go back to the center, like the orbit of who we all are as artists at our best.”
Many fans, who grew up with the three's previous hits, were pleased to find the newest surprise after Usher posted the song to Twitter on Thursday.
Love the song....2020 version of Lovers and Friends🔥🔥🔥❤❤❤❤— NippianLambNavyHive🎤🦋⚓🐝 (@JanFamColeWorld) April 10, 2020
Yell did it again🔥🔥🔥🔥 well worth the wait— savage.est.1987 (@est_savage) April 10, 2020
Some people were especially happy to find the song during a time where they're locked in the house because of the coronavirus.
This song right here is gonna make Corona babies!!! 🔥🔥🔥 Its HOT!!! #FIYAH ❤❤❤— Sassy Char J (@Char1Jord1) April 10, 2020
Literally took a quarantine for this song to come out of the closet. I can’t believe this has been recorded for years and just left to dust im glad lil jon played that mf— 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕭𝖑𝖆𝖈𝖐 𝕮𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖑𝖊𝖗 (@TokenAndi) April 10, 2020
Usher confirmed that the song was produced two years ago.
"We, by the way, have been sitting on this song for about two years," he said. "So as great as that one song is, please know that two years ago this record was done.”
Now, fans are asking for even more from the artists.
Now what do we have to do for confessions part 3?— savage.est.1987 (@est_savage) April 10, 2020
Ush, come on with that CLASSIC album bro, WE NEED IT FROM YOU.....You’re our Michael Jackson like Kobe was our Jordan....#myconfession— Marcus Truman (@MarcusTruman5) April 10, 2020
Usher found himself in some drama this week when The Weeknd claimed that Usher stole his style for "Climax," as Blavity previously reported.
“I heard ‘Climax,’ that  Usher song, and was like, ‘Holy f**k, that’s a Weeknd song.’ It was very flattering, and I knew I was doing something right, but I also got angry. But the older I got, I realized it’s a good thing,” The Weeknd told Variety.
Usher posted a subtly shady tweet after hearing The Weeknd's comments.
"Have you ever seen the moon bark back at the dog?" he said.
Have you ever seen the moon bark back at the dog?— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) April 9, 2020
The Weeknd, however, later said he made the comments as praise to Usher and didn't want to start a beef.
In the interview with Beats 1, Usher praised his partners.
“So easy for us to disregard how incredible of a lyricist Ludacris is because they moved on to the new idea. But when he comes out over the tracks that we do, he always comes with vengeance. His wordplay and just his execution is amazing,” the artist said. “And I think that when Jon he produces, he produces with a very specific idea of how broad our reach is, right?”
According to Rolling Stone, the trio is scheduled to perform at Los Angeles’ Lovers and Friends fest on August 8.
Listen to the song below: