Usher Raymond, a Star Search contestant and protege of L.A. Reid (the album's coproducer), hip-hops from sophomoric ballads to remarkably dull new jack swing on his… Usher Raymond, a Star Search contestant and protege of L.A. Reid (the album's coproducer), hip-hops from sophomoric ballads to remarkably dull new jack swing on his… Usher
Music Review

Usher (1994)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Lead Performance: Usher

Raymond, a Star Search contestant and protege of L.A. Reid (the album's coproducer), hip-hops from sophomoric ballads to remarkably dull new jack swing on his debut. But what really bogs him down is an unspectacular delivery. Unlike Tevin, Aaliyah, or even the young Michael Jackson, Raymond sounds exactly like the 15-year-old he is. C-

Originally posted Sep 30, 1994 Published in issue #242 Sep 30, 1994 Order article reprints
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