Touch 'N You

Album: God Forgives, I Don't (2012)
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  • The lead single from Rick Ross' fifth studio album finds him linking up with R&B loverman Usher. The Rico Love produced song has the Bawse grunting rhymes to his girl, whilst Usher croons the chorus. "It's a real street album," Ross said. "But I wanted to most definitely let all the sexy ladies know that I got something for ya'll. I'ma take care of ya'll. That's what the Usher record is." The song hit radio and the internet on May 14, 2012.
  • Ross and Usher also collaborated on the latter's single "Lemme See," which was released a couple of weeks previously.
  • Producer Rico Love played the demo to Bad Boy rapper Ma$e, who suggested he let Ross hear it. Love recalled to XXL magazine what happened next: "Ross called me the next day. I came to his house with Ma$e. On the way over, Ma$e said 'Make sure you play him that 'Touch N' You' joint.' Ross heard it…he said, 'That's my first single.' We made the song happen in two weeks. That's quick. Usher loved it. After we did it, he said it felt like history."
  • Here's what Love told XXL magazine regarding the song's meaning: "Basically the record is a ode to women. A sexy song. 'I been thinking about you all day.' A man telling a woman how bad he wants to touch her, feel her, be intimate with her. Ross puts it in a way, even the street dudes who don't feel comfortable expressing themselves, feel comfortable with that."
  • The song's music video was directed by Chris Robinson (Lil Wayne's "How To Love" Nas' "Daughters") and it finds Ross relaxing with a lady after a long studio sessions with his Maybach Music Group team. "It's basically like a situation where life gets so hectic sometimes you just want to get away with that special female and that's what this was based off," explained the Bawse to MTV News.

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