So the king of R&B is back with his third release from multi-platinum album Confessions. It's been an impressive year for Mr. Raymond, number one album, two number one singles and an appearance on MTV's Punk'd. The most sickening thing is that his ‘comeback' has been spurred by brilliant music, not just a promotional barrage.
In a similar way to Burn, Confessions Part II is very much a grower. The initial storyline just put me off - Usher tells girlfriend via Confessions Part II that he's made another girl pregnant - you just wouldn't do it would you? However commonsense has to prevail and the track should be accepted for its merits.
Typically exceptional vocals meet one of Jermaine Dupri's finest beats to reach the desired result. A catchy tune helped by an impossible to sing in key to hook, it just does the trick. Also included is a remix featuring Kanye West, Twista and a grainy sounding Shyne rhyming his verse from a prison phone line. It's oh so gangsta.