From The Vault: Mary J. Blige – ‘I’m Goin’ Down’

Published: Sunday 1st Dec 2019 by Joe

This week brought with it the 25th anniversary of the legendary ‘My Life’ LP by an even more legendary songstress.

Today’s From The Vault comes courtesy of the mighty Mary J. Blige. We give you ‘I’m Goin’ Down.’

For the moody set’s second single, Mary and team went for their Rose Royce cover. A critics favorite, the track’s production was handled by Diddy and Chucky Thompson; it would go on to peaked at #22 on the US Hot 100.

Matthew Rolston directed the song’s visual, a classy monochrome throwback that sees Mary assuming the role of a lounge singer passionately serenading a captivated audience – with lyrics that were ironically anything but romantic.

The shots of the multiple MJBs quite literally goin’ down now stand as some of the most iconic of her career.

25 years on, Ms. Blige is still reigning supreme over the Hip-Hop/Soul scene.

As history would have it, many have tried to drive in her lane but none have succeeded. Whether it’s her unmatched authenticity, poignant vulnerability, or her seismic strength, there’s definitely something about Mary that sets her apart from all her peers.

With a career soon to span over 3 decades, one thing is for sure, Mary will go down in history as one of the greatest to ever do it.

All hail Queen Mary.

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  1. Clarks0on December 1, 2019

    A Queen. 2 time oscar nominee.

    She has a number one song.
    Not everyone has that to their credit. 🤭🤭🤭

    Be without you deserved to hit number one
    Just fine deserved to hit number one also

    • Fancy BISH December 1, 2019

      This! ✅ ✅ ✅ 💯

  2. Ustilldownforme December 1, 2019

    Yes to the queen

  3. Dc December 1, 2019

    Classic

  4. Fancy BISH December 1, 2019

    I love listening to the My Life album in December! So nostalgic 🥰

  5. Bravo!! December 1, 2019

    Hey! I really enjoyed the read about my Queen.. many have tried to copy but no comparison. She will always be my fav and the reason why I fell in love with music.

  6. Del December 2, 2019

    I remember when my sister bought this song and the fist time my 8 year Old self hearing this for the First time and falling in love with this song since then I have loved her music and talents amazing vocalist and rare gem

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