Today’s Pick is Rent Money by Mary J. Blige Ft. Dave East. Listen Now!
Rent Money by Mary J. Blige Featuring Dave East was released on January 21, 2022, and has already crossed half a million streams. The R&B legend teams up with Dave East for a track about romantic experiences that left her with nothing to her own name.
Produced by D’Mile, the slow jazz canticle progressively amplifies Mary’s emotions and state of mind. ‘Rent Money’ also credits Chris Wallace, Daron Jones, Dernst Emile II, Diddy, Robert Kelly, and Shawn Butler as co-writers, marking out a stunning collaborative success. Dave East weaves in and out of the tune seamlessly, giving it a satisfying swing before its conclusion.
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The track is a collaborative release from Blige’s imprint, Mary Jane Productions Inc., and Independent American Record Label, 300 Entertainment. ‘Rent Money’ sits hot on the heels of Blige’s recent release, titled ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’, which is also the name of her upcoming studio album, slated for release on February 11, 2022.
In July 1992, Blige dropped her debut album, ‘What’s the 411?’ backed by Sean “Puffy” Combs. The album bridged the gap between R&B and hip-hop in a way that no singer had done before. With its powerful blend of hip-hop and soul, it swept off the pain and grit of Blige’s New York upbringing and introduced a raw, real side to the musician. ‘What’s the 411?’ marked her pivot into well-deserved stardom, and left critics and fans alike in awe.
In a three-decade-long career, Mary J. Blige has exorcised her demons and made the most of her voice, softening and refining her style, yet never relinquishing her position as “the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul.” Each of the singer’s studio albums has landed spots on the Top Ten of the Billboard 200, while five have soared into multi-platinum status. Blige’s material reflects her classic soul style and the hardships she faced in life. With every release, the singer has steadily risen through the ranks, taking up a spot amongst the greats of current-day soul.
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As for Dave, he’s a gifted lyricist with a style heavily reminiscent of ’90s New York hardcore rap. His sensibilities are deeply-rooted but he sounds fresh enough to hold his own amongst mainstream hip-hop artists today.
Signed to Mass Appeal in conjunction with Def Jam Recordings, he has built a buzz with several independent mixtapes and has drawn attention in the hip-hop community worldwide.
Together, Mary J. Blige and Dave East have put out a tune that is as timeless as it is unique. This one will have a permanent spot on your playlist for years!
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