From The Vault: Mariah Carey – ‘It’s Like That (ft. Jermaine Dupri & Fatman Scoop)’

Published: Sunday 28th Mar 2021 by Joe

While Mariah Carey doesn’t have birthdays, yesterday marked the beginning of yet another trip around the sun for the diva.

To celebrate, this week’s From The Vault comes in the form of the track that planted the seed for the ultimate comeback.

Today’s pick is 2005’s ‘It’s Like That.’

Issued as the first single from the classic blockbuster record ‘The Emancipation Of Mimi,’ the song was written and produced by Carey and partner-in-rhyme Jermaine Dupri, alongside Manuel Seal. Fatman Scoop on the ad-libs.

After her underrated Island Records debut ‘Charmbracelet’ failed to ignite the charts as hoped, the artist’s subsequent release was always going to be either make-or-break.

Needless to say that the single exceeded expectations, peaking at #16 in the US, #9 in Australia, and #4 in the UK. It was also nominated the following year for a GRAMMY Award.

Thematically, the track centers on letting one’s hair down, self-celebration – or, as Mimi herself puts it, “making the most of life.”

The song’s music video was shot by Carey’s longtime friend Brett Ratner.

It depicts Mariah getting ready for a lavish Beverly Hills party where she was unquestionably the center of attention. Eric Roberts and Wentworth Miller both starred in this visual as well as in the clip for its follow-up,  for ‘We Belong Together.’ Because put together they tell the story of a bride-to-be on the verge of entering a loveless wedding until her former lover comes back for her.

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

30+ years in, Mimi is a living legend, an icon, and the blueprint for many a vocalist. Not only in terms of vocal excellence but also longevity.

Having loved everything about the ‘Caution’ era – the music, the look, the tour – we’re more than ready for the next batch of newness from the songbird supreme. And with the live performances she has blessed us with during these past few months, we’re in for a treat.

Happy “anniversary” Mimi!

Your thoughts?

Posted under:

Comments 14

Please Post Your Comments & Reviews

Your email address will not be published.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

  1. Shayla Queen 👑 March 28, 2021

    Them chickens is ash and I’m lotion 🧴 yasssss! 💯🤣🤳🏽

    Trashy BISH could never be me with her ashy ass

  2. Moose’s Wig March 28, 2021

    ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  3. Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 28, 2021

    My JAM 🤳🏽💋💯 Them chickens is ash and I’m LOTION lol🧴 I’ve been saying that for YEARS on TGJ before the Shaybola virus got here 🤣🤣🤣 Shaybooger knows that too, obsessed ass 😂

    • LaToya March 28, 2021

      vary horable lady is you. i know u taking the droog!

      • Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 28, 2021

        LaToya WACKson has arrived, yaaaas lol 😂 🤳🏽💋

      • LaToya March 28, 2021

        i am vary crazy lady ur nightmar!

      • Shayla Queen 👑 March 28, 2021

        I KNEW it was because of YOU that this STANK shows up! Or it’s another one of your TROLL accounts! I’m ALWAYS right! 🤳🏽

  4. Shayla Queen 👑 March 28, 2021

    You need ALL the lotion in the world with yo cremated looking self 💯🤣 I AM lotion höe! Ole chickenhead! Go spin yo Ludacris CD collection 🤣🤣🤣

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 28, 2021

      This album came out in 2005! You try to ACT like you’re so young, but I see right thru you 🤣 And LOOK, I brought RECEIPTS 🧾
      https://thatgrapejuice.net/2018/04/mariah-carey-continues-tease-new-music/
      Before your ugly ass was even a THING…and there’s more daaahling 😂🤳🏽

      • Shayla Queen 👑 March 28, 2021

        Well, I’m a THING now 💯👑🤳🏽

        Cry about it, ashy 💋

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 28, 2021

        ….

  5. LaToya March 28, 2021

    vary good song!

  6. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) March 28, 2021

    It’s funny to see everybody is dragging trashy bish 😂🤣😂 It’s like that y’all (That y’all) 💅🏿💅🏿

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Sewer Queen, Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 March 28, 2021

      Nobody is dragging me 😂 You really think I give a damn about chu 🤣 I’m the reason you get out of bed lmaooooooo 🛌 You ugly lol

Recommended Posts
.. **