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New Song: Mary J. Blige – ‘U+Me (Love Lessons)’

As fans continue to cry foul for the lack of full on promotion afforded Mary J. Blige‘s late 2016 bop of a single, ‘Thick of It,’ the Queen of Hip Hop Soul has seemingly left the Jazmine Sullivan-penned number in her rearview in favor of its follow-up, ‘U+Me (Love Lesson).’

‘Lesson’ leans on a number of themes found in ‘Thick,’ including what appears to be peeks into the end of her nearly 13-year marriage to ex-husband Kendu Isaacs.  Listed on the singer’s forthcoming album, ‘Strength of a Woman,’ rescheduled from its December 2016 release to a yet-revealed date, get into the new tune below and weigh in:

 

 


Man, f*** what you heard!  Mary J. Blige is coming with pure heat this era.  This + ‘Thick’ was everything we’ve been missing from MJB.  And, for as much as we are sorry to hear of her personal problems, we’ve learned that the best of her art is birthed from heartbreak.

Here’s hoping this single receives the promotional treatment it deserves and that the rest of ‘Strength’ sounds just as good!

Your thoughts?

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32 Comments

  1. February 16, 2017 at 10:56 pm
    Danzou says:
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    This album is about to bang. This is God speaking to her through a divorce to give us this music.

    • February 17, 2017 at 9:15 am
      Nicki Minaj Stan says:
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      Hey blackness

    • February 17, 2017 at 11:23 am
      Tim Brown says:
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      This the real “Lemonade”….she’s really going thru it! 🙏🏿

  2. February 16, 2017 at 11:22 pm
    God says:
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    The Queen of R&B has arrived and you all will witness her power.

  3. February 16, 2017 at 11:24 pm
    #TeamTinashe Stan says:
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    Mary J Blige what did you do to my SOUL? OMG I’ve had
    “Thick of It” on repeat and now she comes out with another banger!

    We really need to appreciate her great talent and legacy. I’ve bought her last single and now I’m going to buy this.

    P.s btw her magnum opus album “My Life” was an album that I grew up with because of my mom always playing it.

    • February 17, 2017 at 6:55 pm
      RoyalKev says:
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      I think Mary’s first 3 albums (‘411’, ‘My Life’ and ‘Share My World’), along with the ‘Breakthrough’ are the main reasons she’s considered an R&B Queen! I have to say that I’m impressed with her longevity and constant ability to continue to truly deliver after so many years (and not just rest on her laurels)!

  4. February 16, 2017 at 11:26 pm
    4THELOVEOFMUSIC says:
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    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

  5. February 16, 2017 at 11:28 pm
    Odor says:
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    Thick of It is spending its 16th week at #1 on Billboard Adukt R&B Chart. ALSO, it stayed in Billboards top 10, R&B/HipHop RadionSongs Chart, for almost 10 weeks. That’s just the calm before the storm.

  6. February 16, 2017 at 11:46 pm
    Kayla C says:
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    Ok! Mariah I love you but take notes

    • February 17, 2017 at 5:01 am
      Jasmine says:
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      Why bring Mariah into this? For nearly 30 years Mariah has not had a similar style to Mary J. Blige and no reason for her too change now. Different styles is a good thing. If all artists were the same then that would be boring.

    • February 17, 2017 at 5:58 am
      LISA LEVINE says:
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      Honey, Mary is a FAN of Mariah. Mariah, Celine, Aretha, Whitney, Anita are in a different lane than Mary. #takethosenoteshunnie

  7. February 16, 2017 at 11:53 pm
    The Wig Snatcher says:
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    I am getting ALL my life right now. I couldn’t stop bobbing my head to the music. This is superb!

  8. February 17, 2017 at 1:10 am
    Samsung brought my albums says:
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    That braid is telling me this is gonna be the breakthrough era 😲😲😲😲

  9. February 17, 2017 at 1:34 am
    Elsie says:
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    Mary no you won’t scalp me bald with this Rb realness

  10. February 17, 2017 at 2:37 am
    Tori says:
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    Got new Mary and the first verse was life. Keyshia song has grown on me, even Trey Songz is a good upbeat track. Now I’m waiting new Tamar new single next month and new Kelly later this year. It’s going to be 2013 all over again when r&b music made a nice little come back with some stellar albums.

    • February 17, 2017 at 10:48 am
      Bosaze says:
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      Yes to 2013!!! Hands down the best year for R&B music this decade and I feel like 2017 will be Pt. 2 also…

  11. February 17, 2017 at 3:12 am
    King says:
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    Yeah I’m feeling this go head mjb

  12. February 17, 2017 at 6:04 am
    Mechelle says:
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    I’m picking up my edges off the ground as we speak

  13. February 17, 2017 at 6:14 am
    Essence_of_sean says:
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    I NEED THIS NEW ALBUM BY MJB SO BAD

  14. February 17, 2017 at 6:30 am
    RCW says:
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    I like

  15. February 17, 2017 at 6:38 am
    Kris says:
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    Amazing
    She’s the Queen

    • February 17, 2017 at 9:15 am
      Nicki Minaj Stan says:
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      How dare she replace me with Nas…

  16. February 17, 2017 at 9:14 am
    Nicki Minaj Stan says:
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    No dear Nicki is the QUEEN!

    • February 17, 2017 at 10:47 am
      LOL says:
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      LOL QUEEN OF WHAT? BASIC HOODRATS? LMAO

    • February 17, 2017 at 1:50 pm
      Deon says:
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      Nicki cool and all but she’s nowhere near MJB’s level. Mary is a legend. Her first album dropped in 1992 and we’re still praising her for new music in 2017.That’s 25 years fam. Nicki is cool, but she won’t have that type of longevity.

  17. February 17, 2017 at 10:32 am
    Briano says:
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    Yayyyyyy

    Actual MUSIC from black americans

  18. February 17, 2017 at 10:57 am
    4everBrandy_Ci says:
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    Mary J. Blige SNATCHED my edges!!!!! I’ve been digging this record nonstop!!!! This is what the hell I’m talking about!!!!!! She’s a legend and this record is fire!!!!

  19. February 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm
    gurlbye says:
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    Come through, Mary! This is what we’ve been needing!

  20. February 17, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    Deon says:
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    Mary J. Blige has to be the most consistent artist of the last 25 years. She always has “it” and she doesn’t have to crossover or change to be successful. She’s showing why she is the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. This song is begging for a verse from Wale.

  21. February 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm
    Jackx says:
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    I can hear that my love is your love sample
    Love this song, loving this era way better then London sessions❤❤

  22. February 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm
    RoyalKev says:
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    This is so solid! I haven’t like this much music from Mary in a long while! I liked ‘Thick of It’, but I like this even more! Kudos!

  23. February 17, 2017 at 11:19 pm
    Now at youfr best game way tuesidnz says:
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    Amazing song I love it

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