Track Review: Usher ft. Young Thug, ‘No Limit’
After releasing many singles, Usher drops the slick “No Limit” (featuring Young Thug) as his promotional single for forthcoming September album, ‘Hard II Love’.
After a four-year hiatus, Usher is releasing a new album. After dropping numerous singles – many of which fail to make Hard II Love – the R&B standout makes his proper return to the game. Single “No Limit,” featuring Young Thug, ends up being worthwhile.
“No Limit” is exceptionally well produced by modern R&B standards. Vocally, Usher remains a force – his tone is as great as ever. He uses his masterful instrument to deliver a hella catchy chorus.
“Make you say uh, no limit / Got that Master P, no limit baby / give you that black card, no limit/ just know when you roll with a nigga like me / there’s no limit baby…Give you that ghetto D girl, no limit…”
Depth isn’t the M.O. of this song, but still, it’s highly enjoyable contemporary R&B.
Young Thug’s verse is predictable but provides a change of pace. That change of pace isn’t dissimilar from past Usher records. All in all, “No Limit” is something of a return to form for Usher. It should appease hip-hop, R&B, and pop fans of the veteran.
Ultimately, “No Limit” is a fine rebound from Usher, who has struggled to find his footing in recent times. It’s nothing new, but a sound update on the sound that made him a superstar. One thing’s for sure, “No Limit” is drenched in swagger.
Usher • Hard II Love • RCA • Release: 9.16.16
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