New Music: Usher f/ Jay-Z – ‘Hot Toddy’

Usher and Jay-Z

Usher serves up a “Hot Toddy” with a shot of Jay-Z. The mid-tempo jam was produced by Polow Da Don and will appear on Ursh’s upcoming album Versus. Ciara is not featured on this version, but you can hear vocals from songwriter Ester Dean. D.C.’s WPGC premiered it earlier today and Rap-Up.com has the radio rip for you first. King Hov, copy.

Download: Usher f/ Jay-Z – “Hot Toddy” [Radio Rip]



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61 Comments

  1. Antonio

    It Doesn’t Sound Like The Finish Version

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  2. @nandamedeiros_

    Jay-Z is rhymin about Beyoncé, so awesome!

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  3. Dizzle

    Ermmmmm i Love Ester dean buttttt no no no i want to hear Ciara’s Version! lol & im not hating just saying :)

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  4. math_

    FIRE AS HELL, but i want the Ciara’s version asap

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  5. ItsCiaraHoez

    Ciara version plz, #JustSaying but this song is HOTNESS!!!

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  6. An0thrDream

    Imma need to hear ciara’s vocals instead of esther deans. N a verse too! I think this songs good, but ciara will add a whole nother edge to it, she’ll be able to match usher’s sexy vocals

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  7. GETEM'

    CIARA’S VERSION IS DEF NEEDED AS-SOON-AS-POSSIBLE…….I DONT WANNA HEAR NOBODY ELSE SINGING THE HOOK BUT HER!!!!!!

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  8. chicchica

    I like Ester Dean and respect her she is a great songwriter but this song is…not that hot maybe the finished version will sound better idk I don’t think it will make a difference if Ester is singing in it, Ciara, or Beyonce it still is only a okay song at best to me

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  9. mike

    this song is straight up fiyah
    seems like Usher finally saw the light, he should’ve waited a bit more with Raymond V Raymond and release only 1 album full of hits instead of what he’s done

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  10. lover and fighter

    I agree with Antonio

    it doesn’t sound finished at all, but i also agree with chicchica it dont seem like number one to me #justsayin

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  11. Taylor Payne

    This song is fire but i think me aswell as alot of ther people were anticipating Ciara being on this song. I was definitely looking forward to the music video, if ciara was going to be on it because this is a dance song and Usher & Ciara dance battle has been long awaited….

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  12. Tyler

    Jay-z ripped it. Can’t wait to hear Ciara’s vocals mesh with Usher. It’s going to be a steamy video.

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  13. CiaraGotTheMoves

    WHAT?? Ciara’s not on this! Well then I could care less!

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  14. Yezzir

    Ciaras version isnt even gonna be on the album thank god cause the bitch is wack. Ester Dean said it via her twitter its Usher Featuring Jay-Z written by Ester Dean.

    I told yall nobody want her on there song. Nuff said lol

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  15. will

    Ciara isnt gonna be on the album version either. Yessssssss. Ester Deans vocals are wayyyy better anyway so why would Usher want ciara on the song. Im glad it didnt make the album.

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  16. galaxy

    Yeah its now just Usher featuring Jay-Z which made the Versus album. Ciaras vocal just werent good enough i guess lmao could care less.

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  17. Laugh Out Loud

    This track is fire just with jay-z they made a good move to take ciara off the track cause she really wouldnt have done anything special to it.

    Oh by the way basic flopstinct was pushed way back like a receding hairline to october 5th. Damn so so desperate wasnt the album supposed to drop in august O_o? #EPICFAIL

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  18. sarah

    OMGOSH HE TALKING ABOUT BEYONCE!!!

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  19. chicchica

    Ester Dean vocals are better than Ciara?…you must really dislike Ciara because if you have ever heard Ester live you would take that back Ester is okay asnd Ciara is good neither top quality singers but who is now? No one really, especially not anyone in the mainstream pop and urban pop crowd

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  20. Laugh Out Loud

    @chicchica Obviously if they didnt keep ciaras vocals on the song. If it was hot they woulda kept it. Ester Dean wrote this song and she confirmed on her twitter that its just Usher ft Jay-z now.

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  21. sarah

    You were born a Goddess, I made you my Queen, which mean we upgraded to Louis the Thirteen.

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  22. Bang !!

    Finally here ! And I don’t listen to it yet

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  23. dillon_68

    This is FIRRREEEEE, will be better with Cici on it though!

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  25. Apples

    I think Bey can ride these beats perfectly to make this song sizzle. It is fire though…

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  26. Rawr

    Sounds sloppy :P

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  27. chicchica

    @Laugh Out Loud that means nothing the final say of who is on the song is up to Usher’s label Laface/Jive. Honestly anyone voice can work with any song with the proper direction and production unless it’s a soulful ballad. If they choose to have the version with or without Ciara could be because they couldn’t make it work on the song with her or a million other reasons you will never know the truth! So don’t assume or to try to, if you dont like Ciara for whatever reason no one cares.

    Most people in the music industry that reads these blogs laughs at the sh!t ya’ll say because it’s so stupid ya’ll hate Ciara or Beyonce or Rihanna or whoever else so much that you try to pick at just anything that you know NOTHING about. It so much that you don’t know nor understand if you ever found out one day you would feel like such an idiot!

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  28. hugs

    ciara wouldnt of added anything special to the song…now the video is a different story a dance battle between usher and ciara would be interesting, but ciara’s vocals just dont cut it :( sorry!

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  29. Maravish95

    here the CDQ version ! http://usershare.net/le4pakzr1p58 it just released

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  30. chicchica

    @hugs and Ester’s vocals cut it?…Sorry I love her but her voice is mixed, chopped, auto tuned, and pro tooled to the limit on this song. I can understand editing it to make it sound clean and neat and give it a bit of funk but damn it makes the song even cheaper than it already does.

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  31. @jayabelardiza10

    Wtf that’s fuck up….. why was ciara on the album list ???? Becuz why mad ppl wanna do ciara now I fucking hate usher!

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  32. hugs

    @chicchica

    i didnt say ester dean was all that great either…i havent heard her live and all i heard from her was on “drop it low” and ” i love you” with chris brown, but ester sounds alright on this, not saying ciara would sound worse.if i had to be honest usher should just pick someone else to sing on the track and that’s not hatin

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  33. Ciara4evaeva

    CIARA NEEDS 2 B ON IT SHES THE BEST LUV HER…DAM THEIR R HATTERS!!!!

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  34. 112

    sounds unfinished not loud enough killer song tho

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  35. chet

    damn! they’re coming hard!!! shit sounds really good, especially when you’re blazed. the best part is when the beat switches and turns into alien synths and the beat kicks back in. eargasm!!!

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  36. Trey

    This goes hard so far, it sounds a bit unmastered though, Usher’s vocals sound a bit sloppy as does the production, I know it is a premature version.
    Can’t wait to hear CiCi’s version, and I hope she sings more but Ester’s vocals were even sloppier and you could barely makeout, and I hope they cut out the random music and get Ciara a verse, or ad-libbing more.

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  37. CIARA'S #1 "RIDE" BITCHES!!!!!

    I LOVE HOW THOSE WERE THE SAME PERSON HATING UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES…..#FAIL IF CIARA WAS ON THE SONG IT WOULD CHART BETTER!!! #FACT !!!

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  38. imhailing

    cute i love
    ciaras version/ the final mastered is gawna shit

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  39. LANDON DONOVAN

    THIS IS FREAKING HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT AS FLAMES PORUING DOWN EVERYWHERE!! FIRE AT ITS BEST.

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  40. #notgood

    Damn Beyonce fans so pathetic!! Then Jay talked about B on LAST ONE too?? haha. because that truth ya dont like to admit!
    Song is a fail..once again. JAY & USH aint doing good music together..

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  41. lies

    Omg Beyonce has got to make an appearance in this video. That would be EPICCC!

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  42. shingie

    ciara dont need to be on this song cause its wack. usher can do better so can ciara. if nooone wanted to work with Ciara how did Enrique work with her, trey songz wanted her, nelly got her,gucci etc n some people we dont know

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  43. stop hattinh

    yall need to shut up cuzz this is not even the album version this the unfinished version plus on uhers track listing it said hot toddy wit ciara & jay-z this is just a teaser this is the original ver the mixed & mastered version which will be the official single & which will be on the album will have ciara

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  44. MB92

    Im a big fan of usher but this just isent it. ITS NOT SINGLE MATERAIL, and i dont think ciara being on it would have made it better and im a stan of hers i believe she would have done better than ester dean but it really wouldnt have made a difference. this is one of those song that help you go to sleep at night cause im about now. might make for a great video though

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  45. MB92

    well i hope this just isent the finished version

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  46. WOW

    This isnt the final version. Some radio station leaked this yesterday but the version with Ciara hasnt been released yet. Itll be sent to radio officially on August 9th. So Ciara WILL be on it. U madd haters?

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  47. sagb

    i like it!

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  48. Phoenix_Wright

    LOL @ Jay-Z addressing the illuminati rumors again!!! TELL EM JAY!

    It doesn’t matter if Ciara is on the other version the song is just eh to me. That 1st single on the EP and this 2nd single is a huge step down from what he put out on Raymond vs. Raymond, but w/e still one of the best favorite artist

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  49. filisha

    can’t wait to hear ciara part. she is going to kill it.

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  50. 10 is ciaras

    Ciara hasn’t recorded it yet. She wants to, but shes working on her own album. Thats why she always says she hopes to work with Usher one day. He wanted her on it, but it hasnt happened yet.

    Ciara – Basic Instinct – October 5

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  51. Ciara Tha Diva

    The song is ….. Ok but I want to hear Ciara Part …

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  52. philly11

    This shit is pure FIREEEE! And from what I read on twitter the people have spoken. Another classic verse from Hov and this song is sooo catchy…Lovin it!!

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  53. CiaraAndNickiTeam!!!

    CIARA WILL NOT BE ON IT … IT WAS SAID ON “ULTIMATECIARA.COM” =( IM SAD I WANTED TO SEE THE VIDEO !!!!

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  54. CiaraGotTheMoves

    Somebody please tell me why Ciara wont be on this song! I doesn’t make sense for them to keep Ester Dean’s vocals when she sounds horrile PLUS Ciara is a way bigger name than her sooo…it only makes sense to keep Ciara UGH!! whatever! Im so over this.

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  55. JhuntdaProdigy

    Lol, Hova murked his verse, and the song sounds pretty cool, I couldn’t imagine this doing no OMG type sh*t on the charts though

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  56. Foxx

    i heard the final version alreay and theres quite a few changes, Ester is on it and Ciara got dropped from it possibly cuz of her manager. Ester’s voice is slightly better and theres added instruments in it. Its a real hot song now. You can hear it at Youraudiiofix.com

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  57. Foxx

    If ciara was on it she wouldnt have a verse cuz Ester fills in for her and she aint sayin a lot

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  58. filisha

    ciara is the best for this song. ursher is just kissing jay-z ass but ursher claims to be from the atl thats not being a atl team player ursher.

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  59. filisha

    ursher is just fake ass hell anyway look how he did his wife.

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  60. edwin

    so everyones talking about ciara and no ones talking about jay’s verse?!

    hes talking about how he dont fuck with the illuminati
    thats way more important than a small ass part in a song

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  61. cway

    ciara is garbage

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