Usher: Lil Freak feat. Nicki Minaj


Polow da Don, who's been responsible for producing some of my favorite R&B-inclined pop tunes, saved this massive tune for Usher's return. In short, "Lil Freak" is Usher's way of telling the girls that are "fucking with" him have to fuck with other girls. The kicker — the song's hook is built around a manipulated sample of Stevie Wonder's "Living For The City". I always knew Stevie was a little freak.

While I'm all for songs orchestrating one, two, threesomes at clubs, I'm still not sold on Nicki Minaj, who is being marketed as the next big thing in hip-hop by Lil Wayne's Young Money. But then again, who on Young Money isn't supposed to be the next big thing in hip-hop?