Usher's "Best Part" Cover From Daniel Caesar & H.E.R. Is Sure To Soothe You: Watch

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 15: Usher attends the Rémy Martin And Usher 4 ON THE FLOOR EXPERIENCE on July 15, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Rémy Martin )

The cut is a beloved track from Caesar's 2016 album "Freudian," and the R&B superstar paid his homage to it in compelling fashion.

As one of the most iconic R&B artists of the past few decades, Usher has a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Not only is he expected to perform to high standards, but he's also seen as a leader and a voice of counsel for the newer generation. After all, the soulful singer has a lot of experience to pass onto the next wave, one that allowed him to craft an acclaimed and opulent Las Vegas residency recently. Moreover, with his latest appearance on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on Monday morning (October 23), he didn't give any advice, but he did honor two of the most acclaimed contemporary artists in the genre to emerge over the past decade or so.

Furthermore, Usher covered Daniel Caesar and H.E.R.'s "Best Part," and put together a wonderful rendition with a nine-piece band. While the full cover isn't available on YouTube as of writing this article (which will likely change very soon), you can peep a clip of it down below. It's quite the tender and softly passionate performance, with backing vocals and a lot of extra instrumentation to the originally guitar-reliant ballad. Rather than try to best it at its own game, he made sure to bring something to the table that the song didn't have before, resulting in two great interpretations and not a simply diluted tribute.

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Usher Covers "Best Part": Watch

In addition, the Confessions icon also performed his recent 21 S*vage and Summer Walker-assisted single, "Good Good." That track is pretty representative of Usher's renaissance in these past couple of months, actually, at least when it comes to new releases. It became his first song to make the top 30 of Billboard's Hot 100 chart in about eight years. With a Super Bowl halftime show on the way, too, we can only expect that the 45-year-old's catalog will be inescapable in the lead-up to it- and we're not complaining.

Meanwhile, what did you think of this rendition of "Best Part"? What other R&B classics or new favorites would you like to hear the Dallas native tackle next? However you may feel, let us know in the comments down below. As always, stick around on HNHH for the latest news and more updates on Usher.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.