Usher‘s chilly and understated “Climax” was apparently a misdirect, since every track off Looking 4 Myself we’ve heard since has been an unapologetic call to the dancefloor — particularly the buzzing, fast-paced bonus track “Hot Thing”, which surfaced online today. The club banger was initially intended for Pharrell’s artist Maxine Ashley, and even featured a Lil Wayne verse. Alas, it fell into the hands of Ush and Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky, who have just as much a right to sing about hot ladies as anyone else. Listen to the track below and tell us if it lives up to its name.
Usher feat. A$AP Rocky – “Hot Thing”
“I really wanted to create something that I felt would work in both our worlds, a fun record that would be a little bit irresponsible,” Usher told MTV News of their collaboration. “You gotta just let it go. No apologies, fuck it.”