Wednesday, April 30, 2008

USHER ON WHY HE QUIT CLUBBING TO START A FAMILY + MORE PROMOTIONAL PICS.

Usher spoke with Essence.com about his new album and 'confesses' how leaving the clubs behind to start a family has influenced his new music for the better. "I'm back on the scene and ready to do it all over again. This is going to be an incredible journey. It is a classic and should be remembered 20 years from now. I'm ready to shock the world." Yet, his loyalists were not at all surprised to learn that the pop phenom's bounce-heavy, party starter Love In This Club. Still as his energy surges with talks of his latest project, the anticipation hardly the cause of this first-time dad's adrenalin rush. But lately nothing has kept him more engaged than fatherhood and his family. "My mother had dinner at our house, and all my family came in from all over. Some were newly married; some had babies," Usher told ESSENCE back in 2005. "I was like, "Wow, where have I been? Have I missed everything?" That was a wake-up call. One of my biggest flaws is not allocating time properly to my family, because of my artistic obligation, my journey." Moving forward, Usher heeded his call as a husband to his wife Tameka Foster. Last September, the two got hitched and in November they welcomed their first child together, Usher Raymond V. Undoubtedly, his personal experiences in life and love are the blueprint for his lyrical content.

Usher's favorite part of his new album is an interlude dedicated to his son entitled, Pray For You, and he looks forward to the day when his namesake will listen to the new tribute. "I modeled this one as an example for my son who will understand someday that when you stand for what's right, regardless of what anyone else's opinion may be, you are right," he says. "No man should judge another for what he feels and stands for. Do you understand what I stand for?"

Whatever, Monchichi. Whatever.




READ MORE AND PEEP MORE PICTURES OF USHER AND THAT LADY AFTER THE JUMP!

"My first single takes you back to the beginning of my life story--[reintroducing] the guy who wanted to hustle and play in the club but eventually making his journey to lifetime" he says. "Life will take you through high and low valleys, give you seasons, rain and shine. Ultimately, the end of this story leads to a lifetime[ fulfilled]. That's what this entire project is all about."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

He grew up... i love him as he is now! I dont like him before, he seemed childish with all those stories about cheating, clubbin... !!

SoundSavvy said...

I'm anticipating this new release. Of course there's pressure for him to live up to the sales of Confessions, but unless he releases another strong single, his sales may start off a little slower...
-MackN2U-

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