After reaching his peak at No. 1 with “Climax,” Usher pleased fans with his thumping dance-floor follow-up, “Scream.” Less than a week after he made audiences sweat, Usher dropped “Lemme See” today (April 30). This time, he brought a boss with him.
While Usher held down his first two singles with his own vocals, he called on Rick Ross for an assist for “Lemme Know.” Earlier today, the singer shared his music via Twitter and shouted out Ross.
— Usher Raymond IV (@UsherRaymondIV) April 30, 2012
As another sexually-charged song from his forthcoming album, Looking for Myself, Usher kicks off “Lemme know” with his falsetto. He wastes no time to deliver his message.
“Hey girl, I’m debating if I should take you home,” begins the opening line. “I don’t mean to keep you waiting but I just got to know, If you ready…”
The chorus follows suit, with the singer challenging his potential lover to put up or shut up.
“You’ve been stating all night long/ That you couldnn’t wait to get me home/ What you gon’ do to me/ don’t talk ’bout be about it, let me see…”
Rick Ross bosses up on the track, boasting of fast cars and big money.
“Boots and blue Jeans, Cartier, newer rings/ You with a big boy, so we do big things/ Had to vallet park it, Chanel hoodie on/ Looking like Treyvon Martin/ George Zimmerman don’t want it…/I’m ballin like LeBron we shoppin’ in Milan/…The sex is so explosive/ Her stuff is supersonic/ She my new edition/ I swear I’m through with chronic…”
Usher is riding high with Climax, which gave him his 12th No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, more than any other artist in the Nielson era.
Looking for Myself is due to hit stores June 12. Listen to Lemme Know below. —Erik Parker, CBS Local