Maybe you were lucky enough to forget about Mary J. Blige’s commercial for Burger King’s This space reserved for your ad.
If you're a woman making R&B, especially one older than 40, and your name isn't Beyoncé, you're in trouble
Put ya credibility where our eyes can see Busta Rhymes Appears In Toyota’s “Swagger Wagon” Commercial Highly-respected hip-hop icon Busta Rhymes set Twitter on fire yesterday as a Toyota ad featuring himself and some culture appropriatin’ white folks, rapping about
Then again, I guess you could argue that all hip hop (at least the good kind) is funk-based. As George Clinton once said, "Funk is the DNA of hip hop." However, there's other elements to this tune that I'd say fall into the realm of R&B/Soul, which only makes it more interesting. What are you listening to tonight?
Twelve years ago, Alex Ficquette was a teenager shouting at the back of a “Today” show concert featuring Mary J. Blige. “I randomly saw Al Roker buying a pretzel from a street vendor, and said ‘Hi’ to him,” Ficquette told TVNewser. Fast...Show More Summary
Alright, let’s do the math here. Sam Smith broke out last year by featuring on Naughty Boy‘s “La La La” and Disclosure‘s “Latch.” Smith then offered up a new version of his hit “Stay With Me” featuring Mary J. Blige this past spring, while Disclosure reworked their Settle track “F For You” with new vocals... More »
The LOX return with a new single “Remember” featuring Sevyn Streeter on the hook. This samples Mary J Blige’s “You Remind Me”. Previously: The LOX – D-Block Survivor
From the Think Like a Man Too soundtrack, out now. Previously: Mary J. Blige ft. Pharrell – See That Boy Again
From a no-name British singer to a star-making turn at the Apollo... with Mary J. Blige.
It’s been quite a while since we’ve gotten work from Chapel Sound’s Shaunic but boy does he deliver with this new track reviving “Touch Me Tease Me” which was Case’s most popular track from The Nutty Professor soundtrack. The original has that unique 90?s R&B feel that Shaunic does justice, this track starts with the […]
HILLARY CLINTON: Describe yourself in three words. NYT: The making of a male model. BATS: How do they fly? STAY WITH ME: Mary J. Blige joins Sam Smith on stage at the Apollo Tuesday night. For recent Guides to the...
Harlem’s Apollo Theater is maybe the most famously intimidating venue on the face of the earth, and even if a visiting foreign next-big-thing doesn’t have to worry about the Sandman’s hook coming to get him, it sure helps if he’s got some New York royalty on his side. Last night, Sam Smith played the Apollo. [...]
A cover of Shalamar's 1982 hit.(Tipped by JMG reader Rob)
The good news? There's a new Mary J. Blige track! The bad news? It's for the Think Like a Man Too soundtrack. Oh, well. "Vegas Nights," after the jump. Read more...
Last week, Mary J. Blige lent her velvet vocals to a duet with Sam Smith on “Stay With Me.” And now she’s following up last year’s successful holiday compilation, A Mary Christmas, with the Think Like a Man Too soundtrack—also doubling as her 12 th album—out June 17. Show More Summary
Mary J. Blige and Pharrell channel Stevie Wonder in their new duet “See That Boy Again.” To mournful horns and dramatic strings, the queen of hip-hop soul traces through how she attempts (but ultimately fails) to forget how a man walked out on her. Pharrell pops in to belt out some comforting words, only to... More »
The hat-wearing pop star teams up with an R&B legend.
More new Mary featuring Pharrell from the Think Like A Man Too soundtrack, aka the new MJB album. Previously: Mary J. Blige – Suitcase
Hidden behind the guise of a totally normal movie soundtrack, the Think Like a Man Too soundtrack is actually 14 entirely brand-new Mary J. Blige songs. It's a brand-new Mary J. album! (And you don't even need to think like a man.) Featuring The-Dream on a song called "Vegas Nights"... More »
I imagine we could all use some good news this morning. (Also helping for me: A seven-year-old Mary J. Blige album I never paid full attention to before. Go figure.) So thank God for Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern's deeply heartening roundup of the rise and fall of the National Organization for Marriage. Show More Summary