Advertisement

From The Vault: Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey – ‘I Know What You Want’

Published: Sunday 9th Apr 2017 by Joe

This week, we salute an Urban classic by a Rap heavyweight and a vocal wonder.

Today’s pick is ‘I Know What You Want’ by Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey.

After the dancehall-dipped ‘Make It Clap’ failed to enter the Top 40 of the US charts, the ‘Want’ was chosen as the second single from the rapper’s sixth album ‘It Ain’t Safe No More.’ With guest verses from Busta’s Flipmode Squad, it heavily featured Mimi – who was in a an interesting phase in her career (post-Glitter, Pre-Emancipation).

After a number of years under-performing, the track was no doubt a reminder of the commercial clout Mariah still had.

‘Want’ brought both artists back in the Top 5, peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 in 2003 – and #17 in the Year End Charts. It also reached the third position of the Australian and British tallies and was a chart topper on the overall European Hot 100 Singles.

The Chris Robinson visual presented Busta as a bodyguard falling for the wife of the man who hired him. Elsewhere, Mariah and the Flipmode Squad are seen lounging in a lavish mansion…just because. Ever the businesswoman, Carey flaunted pieces from her ‘Automatic Princess’ jewelry brand throughout the vid.

*************

With a fresh duet about to drop ant day now, could Busta and Mariah be on their way to a brand new rap-sung classic? We seriously hope so! Though the musical landscape is way different that a decade ago, talent is still talent – and most of all a great song is still a great song.

Busta, Mimi, the ball’s in your court.

Your thoughts?

Comments 3

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Mariah Carey April 9, 2017

    Ugh dahhhling, this layout is bleeeeeak! The hideousity!

  2. Justafan April 10, 2017

    Come thru Mimi

  3. Jay Nieto April 10, 2017

    This song was nostalgic..busta at his prime..Mariah to fly again with her voice..it put two artist with so much juice to hit the circuit once more

Recommended Posts
38
22nd Jul
‘Put It Down’ performer Brandy had to put a few Jennifer Lopez fans in their places over the weekend after members of the fan group, affectionately known as #JLovers, opted to slam the fan for “implied” shade against their  fave…
23
18th Jul
Starz, the platform to thank for the shows ‘Spartacus‘ and ‘Power‘ have committed to creating a TV drama based on Mariah Carey‘s life. Carey, alongside Brett Ratner, Stella Bulochnikov and Teri Weinberg, stand as the show’s executive producers and will offer viewers a Mariah-approved version of her journey to superstardom penned by Nina… Read More
You may also be interested in...
eXTReMe Tracker
..