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DJ : J-Love
CD: Miss Mary J. Blige Part 2
411: We don't know who gave J-Love the hook-up, but he really
has some obscure MJB gems here. He dug deep in the vaults and
picked up a record featuring Mary, Missy Elliott and her old
group Sista, and Jodeci all on one track. There's a Mary/
D'Angelo record that never came out, and several other songs
that will make you think, "Why didn't they ever put this out?"
Joints To Check For
"Checkin' 4 Me." Oh yeah — here comes the pain. Mary gives her
man a piece of her mind, warning him that if he is not going to
give her attention, someone else certainly will. You can feel
the agony even when she's just singing "Yeah, yeah, yeah."
"Everyday." This song actually came out a few years back as an
Angie Stone record — it's clearly a case of a song being shopped
around to a couple of artists. Angie sang her heart out on the
song, but it's still fun to hear Mary's take.
"If I Don't Love You This Way." Blige is trying to convince the
love of her life that her feelings towards him are genuine — and
after listening, we are convinced. "If I don't love you this
way, why do I say what I say?" she asks. "If I don't need you
this much, why do I ache for your touch?"