Usher recruits Tyga for “California”
The track sees production from “Songland” talent Ester Dean.
The past several months have seen some dope cuts from R&B legend Usher, who’s said to be working on his official sequel to his 2004 classic Confessions. He’s already delivered the groovy “Don’t Waste My Time” with Ella Mai, as well as “SexBeat,” which sees him reuniting with his “Yeah” compadres Ludacris and Lil Jon. Now, he returns with a new single titled “California,” which sees assistance from rap’s 2019 comeback king Tyga and centers around their mutual love for the Golden State:
“It’s been a while now, hope you don’t hate me, ain’t been on beast mode, I been in the house down south goin’ crazy/
Ain’t been droppin’ pins like I used to, ain’t been on savage like I’m used to, not really tryna say it, but I miss you lately/
Wish you was on my time, wish you was by my side, we be gettin’ lit right now, sippin’ D’USSÉ right now/
Babe, can you forgive me? Stuck in the cityBut if we wasn’t locked down right now, we be turnin’ up right now…/”
The track sees production from Ester Dean, who’s currently acting as a producer-host on songwriting competition Songland. Usher was a guest on the series season finale, as Dean revealed on social media:
Recently, Usher also joined Trey Songz during a Black Lives Matter bike ride in Los Angeles, standing in solidarity with the movement following the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others following engagement with law enforcement. Among the footage of the event was an image of an upside down American flag, which Usher explained in the post’s description:
“The flag is hung upside down when a nation is in distress and in the case of emergency or problem. You/Me/We have a voice … Let’s continue to use it together.”
Press play on “California” below.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
The acting duo exchanges comedic jabs en route to revealing Tyler Clark’s hidden talent.
Check out six insightful gems that Angela Yee dropped on “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels.”
Angela Yee talks "The Breakfast Club," growing up in Brooklyn & interning for Wu-Tang Clan | ‘The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels’
On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint,” host and REVOLT CEO Detavio Samuels welcomes Angela Yee to discuss growing up in Brooklyn, interning for Wu-Tang Clan, “The Breakfast Club,” and curating her own show. Presented by LIFEWTR.
Tiffany Haddish on therapy, wild fan interactions & the upcoming 'Haunted Mansion' movie | 'The Jason Lee Show'
On this all-new episode of “The Jason Lee Show,” the one and only Tiffany Haddish sits for a must-watch conversation about wild interactions with fans, her new movie ‘Haunted Mansion,’ bringing her therapist on dates, and being present. Watch the hilarious interview here.
For this all-new episode of “On In 5,” singer-songwriter BNXN discusses his journey from IT to music, finding his voice and originality, linking up with Wizkid for their hits “Mood” and “Many Ways,” and what fans can expect from him this year — including a new album. Watch the full episode here!
On this all-new episode of “On In 5,” multitalented Nigerian artist Pheelz opens up about waiting for his opportunity to fully express himself through music, his inspirations and emotions, and the musical icons he grew up admiring. Watch!
On this episode of “Assets Over Liabilities,” Jordyn Woods welcomes hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings to her headquarters to discuss expanding Woods by Jordyn, prioritizing authenticity throughout her brand promotions, not talking about money with friends, being patient, and saying, “No.” Watch here!
Kareem Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke & networking | 'The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels'
On this all-new episode of “The Blackprint with Detavio Samuels,” the host and REVOLT CEO sits down with Kareem Cook. Throughout the introspective episode, Cook talks growing up in The Bronx, studying at Duke and being nervous to be in the South at the time, network vs. education, taking advantage of your opportunities, and connecting with Debbie Allen. Watch!
“I love music and media and thoroughly enjoy observing panels,” one person said. “Also…I love to see our artists performing, so I’ll definitely be in attendance to see Babyface Ray perform!”
LA native and designer Aleali May teams up with Clarks Originals for a new collaboration.
“This marks an important historic moment,” Wyclef Jean exclusively told REVOLT. “The Caribbean Music Awards created a bridge to unify all Caribbean artists and show the world that [we] are strong in numbers, as well as leaders of the culture.”
Happy 50th anniversary, hip hop. You’re on a tier where no tears should ever fall. My hope is that the millions of us forever enriched by your glory of the past 50 years continue to endure and inspire in your name over the next 50.
“I built my own lane… I’m just educating myself on a daily basis,” he told REVOLT in this exclusive interview for Black Business Month. Read up!
Ahead of hip hop’s 50th birthday, REVOLT sat down with NBA star Jaylen Brown to discuss his career, the South’s impact on rap, the importance of Black media outlets and so much more. Read up!
This groundbreaking chapter in Willow Smith’s journey signifies innovation at the intersection of Web3 and the music industry. Read up!
In celebration of hip hop’s 50th birthday, we discuss the history of breaking, the art form serving as a voice for the marginalized and it being added to the 2024 Olympics. Read up!
Ahead of hip hop’s 50th birthday, Doechii sat with REVOLT for an exclusive interview and talked about her upcoming tour with Doja Cat, love for Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj, some of her favorite rap albums and much more. Read up!
The late Greg Marius played matchmaker between basketball and hip hop, and the marriage is still going strong. In honor of hip hop’s 50th birthday, read our latest “Halftime Report” below.