Yours truly, The Venom, had to submit an article for WWETV for this special day that saw a 90’s icon soar even to greater heights. Mary J. Blige was one of the driving forces in the change of the music scene for urban artists in the 1990’s. With the rise of hip hop, the genre was looking for its version of “Queen Of Soul” in Mary J. Blige. Dubbed by marketing genius, Diddy, at the time as “Queen Of Hip Hop Soul”, she shook the music scene upon her debut with “Real Love” and “You Remind Me”. She rocked crowds reminiscent of the hey days of the Apollo at the Apollo.
It goes without saying that the following up album to the “What’s The 411” debut was highly anticipated. She released “My Life” on November 29th in 1994. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the classic album. A voice for the hip hop generation that started to take over the charts, Mary J. Blige, returned showing even more range with songs like “Going Down”. Once again, she rocked the crowd at The Apollo with her old school crooning.
The entertainment world helps celebrate this legend’s landmark event such as Jay Z‘s streaming service Tidal. We also here at WorldWide Entertainment TV pay homage to “The Queen Of Hip Hop Soul”. This triple platinum selling album was named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 500 Albums(279) and Time Magazine named it in their Top 100.
25 years ago today, @maryjblige released her second studio album 'My Life.
Name your top 3 songs. ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/d6rLVRLLCg
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) November 29, 2019
The album contained producers such as Bad Boy Records producer at the time, Herb Middleton, who has worked on projects with WorldWide Entertainment TV.
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Happy 25th anniversary to the MY LIFE album. 25 years ago this album was released and I didn’t know what it would do or how successful it would be. I was in so much pain and was ready to check out and I know I needed to say these things to get them off my chest. I released this album to the world and it opened the doors to people who were in pain just like me. It touched so many people lives in the world and it gave me confirmation that I wasn’t alone and we had to fight for our lives. The fight wasn’t pretty and is still hard at times but we keep fighting and now we are here as an example that if we outlast our opposition and keep fighting and don’t give up, life will continue to get better. There is not enough thank you’s in the world to say how much I appreciate my fans for staying on this journey with me. You have no idea how much this means to me. I look at my albums as if they are my children and today I celebrate my 2nd child who is my most dysfunctional one.. lol.. who I love so much! Let’s celebrate LIFE thru MY LIFE today! #MyLife25
The online reaction has also been emotional harking back on the 1990’s and the performances that defined a generation that still has its waves being felt in 2019.
EVERY Performance during this era became an Event. There was not an appearance or show where lyrics were not being SHOUTED back at her. It was a Moment that everyone knew was happening. #MyLife25 pic.twitter.com/DeU1kKW1ps
— Regal Rebel (@Complxpearl) November 29, 2019
I think the wildest thing about #MyLife25 is the concept of the album is what it’s most known for but it actually was never planned.
Like to write about & share the bitter truth of Mary’s woes was spontaneous.
— Puff Daddy Stan Account (@NotLaja) November 29, 2019