Jermaine Dupri and Usher created classic music such as “Confessions,” as a duo. The 2004 release, which is hailed as a classic, remains Usher’s highest selling album and the last R&B album to sell 10 million copies. For a while, we weren’t sure if the duo would ever work together again but, all that changed when a photo of the boys, with the caption “Me and Usher back in the lab,” putting our speculations to an end!
In an interview with TheUrbanDaily, Jermain Dupri spoke about the high expectations surrounding them working together.
When you do the records and you do that many numbers, and you have that many number ones, it’s a lot riding on your back. It would have to be something me and Usher sit around and talk about because it’s not like we can just go in the studio because y’all gonna critique it against “Confessions.” I don’t ever feel like I’ve made a record better than the ones I’ve already made. I don’t think I ever made a song bigger than “Jump.” But I did “confessions” and “We Belong Together.” These records have a place out there that feels like they’re bigger but I don’t believe that they’re bigger. So in my mind, I’m saying, “I don’t know if I can make a song bigger than “Confessions.” I believe I can because I have a bone in my body that says Quincy Jones was 50 when he did “Thriller,” so Jermaine, you got ten years left to figure this out. [laughs] I feel like there’s something in me to do it but its a difficult task. It ain’t easy. We just ain’t gonna go into the studio one day and surpass what we already did. Like I said before, a lot if people don’t want that weight. I don’t mind it, but at the end if the day, Usher and I just need to have a conversation.
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