Mary J. Blige recently talked exclusively to XXL, dropping the jewel that she worked with Rick Ross on his upcoming LP, God Forgives, I Don’t. Now, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has revealed yet another collabo with the Bawse.
The Miami MC will appear on her upcoming My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I) on the song, “Why.”
When XXL asked the singer of her experience with the MMG ringleader, she was gushing.
“Rick Ross is beautiful,” Mary said about Ross a few weeks back “ I just love him. So much respect to Rick Ross; he’s the truth. [He’s] such a gentleman [and] open and honest. [He’s] super talented and a G. He’s amazing; a really good person, and a lot of fun.”
Another hip-hop king that was disclosed to be on the Mary’s My Life sequel is non other then Nas. God’s Son joins in on “Feel Inside.” The deluxe edition of the disc also includes the previously released “Someone To Love Me (Naked)” with Lil Wayne and Diddy.
Blige has just completed production on the LP’s lead cuts, “25/8,” which has already hit radio and the upcoming “Mr. Wrong.”
“‘Mr. Wrong’ is coming,” Mary explained. “That song comes from all of us making the mistake of picking the wrong guy. All of us do that and that guy is ‘Mr. Wrong.’ Mr. Wrong , sometimes a guy can be Mr. Right and the next hour he’s Mr. Wrong…People are gonna love it.
“This one, you can dance to it… Not fast,” she added before letting out a light chuckle. “This one is kind of like a mid ballad. Rico [Love] and Jim Jonsin produced it. It’s crazy.”
MJB’s My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I) is set to hit stores on November 21.
The Queen will also appear in XXL’s forthcoming November 2011 issue. We recruited 20 different MCs including Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa and DMX, got to ask the R&B legend anything they wanted. Be sure to pick up the magazine on October 25. —Shaheem Reid