Wednesday, December 8, 2010
R&B At Its Finest: Mary J. Blige "Never Been"
What better way to start this segment off than with Mary J. Blige's "Never Been"? From her 6,500,000 copies sold worldwide album "No More Drama" track number 13 "Never Been" gives us the true essence of R&B. With producer Missy Elliott Sampling Mcfadden & Whitehead's "Why Oh Why"'s "crying" string section (In my termanology a string section in any form makes the beat have more meaning hence the word "Cry" Aka "making the beat cry" Check the song you'll understand) and a knocking drum pattern which makes you have no choice but to rock with her meaningful yet plain and simple lyrics of "I never been touched like this/I never been/I never been kissed like this/I never been.
In R&B music I love to say "the simpler the better, the meaningful the more" This song gives off just that...A true flight Check it out...and turn it up!!!!