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Mary J. Blige’s My Life Shows That Soul Reigns Supreme, 20 Years Later (Food For Thought)

Twenty years ago today (November 29, 1994), Mary J. Blige released her sophomore album, My Life. More than two years removed from MJB's breakthrough Pop success surrounding What's The 411?, the Yonkers, New Yorker made maintained her undeniable vocal skills, but changed directions in making her sophomore LP. With hits... Read more

Raekwon Throws Back To Mary J. Blige’s My Life Throwback, All Night Long (Audio)

In the late 2014 canon of Raekwon #TBTs (now 18 of them), this remixed rendition of Mary J. Blige's "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" just might be the most fitting. Released 20 years ago next month from My Life, the Puff Daddy & Chucky Thompson-produced cut was in itself a... Read more

50 Cent – My Life ft Eminem & Adam Levine (Video)

50 Cent is releasing his final album for Shady/Aftermath in February. For his latest video he brings out Slim Shady, himself, and Adam Levine. Check out My Life. Related: 50 Cent – First Date ft Too Short (Audio)... Read more

Slaughterhouse – My Life ft Cee-Lo (Video)

Here's the video for Slaughterhouse's song with Cee-Lo. Check out My Life. Related: Crooked I - Psalm 82: v6 (Mixtape)... Read more

Slaughterhouse – My Life ft Cee-Lo

My Life featuring Cee-Lo Green is the newest single from Slaugherhouse. Related: Slaughterhouse - Hammer Dance (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB9nFiJChDo... Read more

Where there’s Smoke…there’s fire! Check out Smoke DZA’s video for Ralph Lifshitz.

Boi-1da is on the track which starts with a Roy Ayers classic that will never get old. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-_Y-0tnmuM&feature=player_embedded Here are a couple of other songs that have sampled the Roy Ayers track used in the beginning plus the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoSPNjjLNeE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBApMFw9b_0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQtmkoakjOc... Read more

Pharrell has been stretching out musically lately. The new N.E.R.D. could go in many directions. Here are a few possibilities.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3jT3_Vu9rQ Pharrell - Fun, Fun, Fun (from the Despicable Me soundtrack--yep, the kids' movie with Steve Carell...) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jICG4paURs&feature=related Robin Thicke - My Life (also produced by Pharrell for Despicable Me--he scored the whole project--and he has Robin Thicke sounding just like Justin Timberlake...) And, of course there's the Christian Rich... Read more

In My Lifetime – Ayah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoSH90bSl08 Ayah is the great DJ Jazzy Jeff's latest protege.  She puts her spin on the sample of the timeless Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers, previously taken on by Mary and Trendz of Culture.  Those are BIG footsteps to follow, but Ayah does her thing..... Read more