Posts Tagged ‘Mary J Blige’

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Is heartbroken Mary back? Just a few months removed from a contentious divorce from Kendu Isaacs, her husband/manager of 10 years, Mary J returns with some soulful mood music in “U + Me (Love Lesso).” It’s one of those “pain anthems” that Blige made her name on in the 90s.

We may very well be reaching by attaching this song to Blige’s personal life. Nonetheless, the most important thing is the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul sounds like she’s in the zone. Her 13th album doesn’t have a release date, but will be entitled Strength of a Woman.

 

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Raekwon – “All Night Long” #tbt18

Posted: October 16, 2014 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Raekwon is back in the 90s this week for #tbt, ripping a quick verse on Mary J. Blige’s My Life classic, “All Night Long.” Who’s next? SWV? En Vogue? TLC? Monica? Keep cooking, Chef.

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Mary J. Blige’s The London Sessions, her joint album with the production duo Disclosure, is set for a December 2 release. Yesterday, Mary dropped a video chronicling her studio time during her recent trip to London. This is a good example ofĀ updating your sound and still maintaining the core qualities your core audience loves.

Mary J Blige arrives at RAK studios in St John's Wood, London, where she is recording her new album.

The sound in London at the moment is house music. That is what the majority of people are producing their songs like. But the ones that get truly successful are the ones using proper songwriting. – MARY J. BLIGE

For her upcoming album (The London Sessions), Mary J.Ā Blige partnered with British act Disclosure to produce a project defined by London’s house music landscape. “Right Now” is our first glimpseĀ of their efforts. Whether the general public will take to this is a question mark, but house fans should be pleased.

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Even if you’re agnostic or atheist, it’ll be tough not to feel this one. For the Black NativityĀ soundtrack, Mary J. BligeĀ and Nas link up once again for a beautiful and soulful rendition of the hymn “Rise Up Shepher and Follow.” There is a seamless beat change for Nas’ verse and those rhythms ride out the rest of the song perfectly.

Mary J. Blige ft. Drake “Mr. Wrong” [VIDEO]

Posted: January 11, 2012 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Mary J. creates aĀ second video for “Mr. Wrong,” this time including Drake. The song can be found on her latest album My Life II.

Mary J. Blige ft. Nas “Feel Inside” [LIVE]

Posted: November 22, 2011 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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MaryĀ J. BligeĀ and Nas linked up for a performance of theirĀ My Life IIĀ singleĀ on Amex UNSTAGED. For a lot of R&B fans who came of age in the early and midĀ 90s, the originalĀ My Life album holds a lot of weight, so Mary J. absolutely has to come with it and trump her work over the last decade. My Life II is in stores today (November 22).

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