Usher, Jadakiss, & Just Blaze Made Magic On “Throwback”
Seventeen years ago, Usher, Jadakiss, and Just Blaze made a press release with “Throwback,” a highlight single off “Confessions.”
Depending on who you ask, Usher’s 2004 album Confessions could also be one among the best r&b records to ever grace the sport .
And seeing as today marks the project’s seventeenth anniversary, it feels appropriate to spotlight one among the various gems to emerge from Usher’s fourth studio album.
What better song to spotlight than the quintessential throwback, “Throwback,” the Just Blaze and Jadakiss-assisted single?
So the story goes, Blaze originally intended “Throwback” to be a climactic song on Dr. Dre’s Detox, though the Doc’s looming “retirement” led him to shift his focus to Usher’s camp.
And while it’d are nice to listen to Doc’s combat the soulful track, Usher certainly made it his own in resounding fashion.
Though he missed the boat on the initial release, Jadakiss ultimately went on to feature a verse to the track for the remix, his raspy cadence a stimulating juxtaposition to Usher’s tones.
Seventeen years later, “Throwback” feels extremely refreshing, a singular blend of hip-hop and r&b served with convincing credibility.
It’s no surprise that Confessions resonated on such a deep universal level, to the purpose where the diamond-certified project is among the best-selling albums of all time.
Make certain to revisit this one on the record’s birthday, and pontificate if you accept as true with 21 Savage’s assessment that Confessions is that the greatest r&b album of all time.
You never miss a good thing till it leaves you
Finally, I realized that I need you
I want you back, baby girl, I need you back
Gotta have you back, babe