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The Best You Never Heard: Janet, Toni Braxton, Usher, & Mariah Carey

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After a brief rest on the bench, our Best You Never Heard feature returns this week with little known gems by Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton, Usher and Mariah Carey.

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Janet Jackson – LUV

Produced by Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, ‘LUV’ was initially slated to be the follow-up to Janet Jackson’s 2008 comeback smash ‘Feedback’. And with good reason too.

A nod to the infectious, melodic brand of Pop-R&B Ms. Jackson served up on ‘All For You’, ‘LUV’ also boasts an Electro-Pop undertone. An undertone which firmly positions the song in the thick of what’s topping charts today.

While label politics derailed ‘Discipline’ (the album which housed the song), a positive can be sourced from the drama in that it produced one of Janet’s best musical offerings in years. Awesome track. (SAM)

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Toni Braxton – Stupid

Although her ‘Libra’ album failed to make a major splash on the charts, Toni Braxton‘s 2005 LP comprised some of her best work. A perfect example is ‘Stupid’ – a dark and lonely ballad about a lover scorned. It is on this track that listeners are reminded of Braxton’s rare contralto and her subtle genius as a songwriter. (TRENT)

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Usher – Making Love Into The Night

With Usher currently enjoying a career-resurgence thanks to the success of the Pop-tinged ‘Hey Daddy’ and ‘OMG’, one could be forgiven for thinking that ‘Pop’ is the crooner’s new mainstay.

However, as many a cut on his Platinum-selling ‘Raymond vs Raymond’ LP highlight, the 31 year old can still serve up sizzling Slow Jam. Case, point, example, ‘Making Love Into The Night’.

Produced by Jim Jonsin, and penned by Rico Love, ‘Making Love…’ is simply R&B perfection. A subtle fusing of the past and the present on the production tip, Usher’s vocals ride the beat with ease, sporadically lacing it with his trademark falsetto. More of this, please, Mr Raymond. (SAM)

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Mariah Carey – Everything Fades Away

Released as a B-Side to her mega hit Hero, ‘Everything Fades Away’ displays Mariah Carey‘s songwriting skills at their very best. Soulful, passionate and vocally astounding, Carey engages in a riverting interplay with her troop of male background singers to emulate the pain of a dying relationship. Songs like this helped Carey’s ‘Music Box’ to become her best-selling album to date with sales exceeding 30 million worldwide. Diva. (TRENT)

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Hot Shots: More Usher & Chris Brown Sumfest Pics

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As earlier reported, R&B heavyweights Usher and Chris Brown rocked the stage at Jamaica’s Sumfest extravaganza last night; with the pair reportedly taking part in a ‘dance battle’.

While you can check out more pics from the show below, we’re keen to hear who, of the former rivals, you think is the better dancer…

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Hot Shot: Chris Brown & Usher Together In Jamaica

chr Hot Shot: Chris Brown & Usher Together In Jamaica

Chris Brown and Usher hit the stage together at Jamaica’s ‘Reggae Sumfest’ over the weekend. The duo reportedly engaged in a dance competition. If you have video of the Brown vs Usher feel free to send it in!

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Usher – ‘Versus’ EP Cover

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Check out the official cover for Usher‘s new EP ‘Versus’. The record, which hits stores on August 24th, features collaborations with the likes of Jay-Z, Ciara, Bun B, and Pitbull.

The cover looks cheap as hell. I can’t hate on his label, though. From the tacky artwork, to the lack of any new promotional shots, it’s clear they aren’t spending money on anything they don’t need to,  especially when – given ‘Raymond vs Raymond‘s’ success – ‘Versus’ will likely be a big seller anyway. That said, where has the creativity gone?

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New Song: Usher – ‘Get In My Car (ft. Bun B)’

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With the August 24th release of Usher‘s new ‘Versus’ EP drawing nearer, another cut from the set has surfaced in the form of ‘Get In My Car’. Take a listen to the Bun B assisted cut below…

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Usher Reveals ‘Versus’ & ‘Raymond Vs Raymond’ Deluxe Tracklistings

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Usher has unveiled the tracklisting of both his ‘Versus’ and ‘Raymond vs Raymond’ Deluxe Edition records. Both projects, which will feature contributions from Ciara, Pitbull, Justin Bieber and Bun B, will touch down on August 24th. Check out the lineups below:

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Watch: Usher’s ‘Behind The Music’

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VH1 aired their hotly anticipated ‘Behind The Music’ episode on Usher a few hours ago. In what is one insightful watch, the R&B star opens up about his ill-fated marriage to ex Tameka Foster,  Diddy giving him swag, yet nearly ruining his career, rocky relationship with his mother, cheating on Chilli and much more.

A must see, check out Usher’s ‘Behind The Music’ after the jump…

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