Mary J. Blige Connects Her Soaring Single With Domestic Abuse (Video)

With The London Sessions now released, Mary J. Blige released the actual dramatic video for “Whole Damn Year.” The visual is a jarring look at overlapping abuse and pain, affecting women of various ages.

Bringing 1994’s My Life in focus with its 20th anniversary just days ago, even with an evolved sound, is Mary’s pain and perseverance still the crux of her best music?

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