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Stream Usher’s Album A, Entirely Produced By Zaytoven

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“A”, his “collaborative project” with iconic producer Zaytoven, is an homage to their beloved Atlanta roots and the city’s sound that has permeated just about every corner of popular music. The pair first connected on the 2009 Raymond v Raymond single “Papers” for a smoldering elegy of a marriage turned sour. Back then, the singer was figuring out his crossover act while the producer was trying to cement himself outside of trap circles. Now, they have witnessed and inspired several eras of Atlanta-propelled music.  But longevity can be a bittersweet pill: fail to evolve and get phased out, adapt too much and nostalgia becomes the enemy. Usher has stared down the dilemma for over 20 years, but here, he sounds liberated from expectations and outcomes.

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