Recently I was asked a valuable question, “Firstclasse, who is your favorite artist?” That very simple question(for most) is a quick answer; however, for me, I was perplexed! I love all music, so I was like Rap or all around? Quickly they responded, “all around favorite.” Quickly I replied, “Oh, Mary J Blige”.
I can remember when I was growing up; my home would always be filled with good music. My mom would play music while cleaning or just to relax. Family cookouts or gatherings were always filled with some sort of music in the background.Music for me has always been real!
I remember singing Not Gone Cry by Mary j Blige and not even understanding why she was crying in the first place; Not to mention Real Love! I would watch tv and mimic Mary J Blige background dancers while wearing a black dad hat, some biker shorts, and a baseball jersey! No one couldn’t tell me that I didn’t have the moves down pack. Then when the beat dropped for “I can love you” I would stop whatever I was doing and started singing, LOUD!
Mary always had a song that I could relate to my current situation. Not to mention her impeccable style coupled with music, yes Mary is the best!
I was reminiscing of all of Mary’s tracks that I loved, “Reminisce” was also one! Method man and Mary “You’re all I need” is still an all-time favorite of mine. I always do the hard head nod when that comes on.
So after thinking for just a few seconds, it was easy to say that Mary J Blige is my favorite all around artist. I can’t pick one for rap..its so many talented rappers, but Mary is my all time favorite!
Salute to Mary J Blige! Keep putting out hits that your fans(such as myself) absolutely love! Below is the list of 15 of my favorite songs(not in any order). Thanks for reading!
Share My World
Not Gone Cry
Thick Of It
I can Love you
All I need
Thick of it