Just about anyone that knows me is aware of the fact that I am quite possibly the biggest Usher fan known to man and that ‘Confessions’ is one of my favorite albums of ALL-TIME. I mean, if there is ANY album I could play from beginning to end, no fast-forwarding, skipping, NOTHING, it is that album. I know it like the back of my hand, ad-libs and all.
While I admit that I feel as if certain CLASSIC songs should just be left alone, I can honestly say that while scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed I became ecstatic when I saw Okay Player’s post about BJ The Chicago Kid’s tribute to the 13th anniversary of the album (March 23, 2004). I’ve been a BJ fan almost as long as I’ve been a Kendrick Lamar fan (being that Dot’s music is what put me onto BJ’s music), so I just knew that I would not be let down. Boy, was I correct!
While the “Simple Things” and “Can U Handle It/Superstar” mashup are absolutely amazing covers, the “Confessions Pt. 1/Nice & Slow” mashup has just given me so much life already. It’s so beautiful, I could cry. I’ve seriously listened to it almost 50 times now. It’s just way too good. He definitely did it justice and it made me love him even more as an artist.
Take a listen below.