Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Mary J Blige|
What's the 411 Remix Album
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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THIS WAS THE FIRST 'BAD BOY' ALBUM...IN THEORY
Knyte | New York, NY | 10/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is actually one of my favorites of all time. Craig Mack drops a verse on here. Biggie (RIP) drops two verses. Puff is on the intro as well as using a crazy voice during a slamming remix of 'What's The 411' - you see, this was the Bad Boy we all came to grow and love before it became known for it's love of money. It's East Coast/Hip-Hop/R&B with a touch of ghetto fab to the fullest. Only one weak song, "Changes I've Been Going Through..."And Mary - she kills it, and lays out the red carpet for her much touted, 'My Life' in 1994. Especially for the Mary fans who liked the combat boots and the thug girl image, this one is for you. Loved it, loved it, and still love it. Peep her duet with K-Ci, "I Don't Wanna Do Anything Else" produced by DeVante. That makes this album a must have by itself. AND, you'll be surprised to hear Heavy D drop a then unknown chorus (a full year before he released the actual song) on her Teddy Riley remix of "My Love"...Heavy starts saying, "I Got Nothin But Love For Ya Baby..."...now isn't that tight?Out.Knyte (Trust Me)"
Few Remixes Stand Out...
Knyte | 08/16/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This 1993 remix project gave Mary J. Blige fans a tease before the onslaught of her classic sophomore album, "My Life". While this album was influenced heavily by the remixers, Mary's voice exudes the tracks with warmth and passion. Of the 12 remixes, about half of them come close to the originals. "Real Love" and "What's The 411?" get you bumpin' with ill rap verses from then up-and-comer Notorious B.I.G. (both remixes produced by Sean "Puffy" Combs). "Reminisce" features the slick style of rapper C.L. Smooth. Then "Puffy" Combs returns to remix "Love No Limit" and "You Remind Me". The one remix that truly outshines the original is Teddy Riley's remix of "My Love", featuring Heavy D. The remaining remixes are less than sub-par. The DJ intros could have been left off. However, this was only a sign of things to come for the young Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. A definitive must-buy for any Mary fan young and old."
For the Real Mary Fans
Music Luva | New York | 07/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is classic Mary @her best. This cd has all the remixes that you usually hear in the club. B.I.G. Craig Mack, Grand Puba just to name a few make cameos in the songs. If you are a real mary fan....U need to have this cd in your collection."