New Music: De La Soul feat. Usher – ‘Greyhounds’

De La Soul rides out with Usher on “Greyhounds,” the latest single off the hip-hop trio’s upcoming album and the Anonymous Nobody. Featuring smooth production and a hook from Mr. Raymond, “Greyhounds” is an audio journey worth taking.

“I don’t need to check your baggage,” sings Usher, playing the role of conductor. “I don’t need to know your name / All I need to know is / By the time you arrive, you’ll forever be changed.”

Posdnuos, one third of the legendary De La Soul, explained the track’s genesis.

“We were taking a break from recording to drive and get some food,” he said. “Along the way we passed the bus station and someone in the car in a tour guide voice said ‘and to the left is the bus station where people come from everywhere to get their piece of Hollywood.’ I immediately thought that would be a great song having the entry and departure point of the story be the Greyhound bus. A few weeks later music from the jam sessions presented itself as a perfect fit for that subject birthing the song.”

De La Soul’s and the Anonymous Nobody is due Aug. 26 featuring additional appearances from Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, Little Dragon, 2 Chainz, and Damon Albarn.