October 11, 2019
With rare remixes from the ‘Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’.
Mary J. Blige has collected her biggest ’90s hits in a new box set, titled HERstory, vol. 1, released this December via Universal Music Enterprises.
The 8XLP box set features 16 hits and rare remixes, including Notorious B.I.G and K-CI’s remix of ‘What’s the 411’.
When Mary J. Blige signed to Andre Harrell’s iconic Uptown Records in 1989 she became the label’s youngest and first female artist. Originally working as a backing singer, Blige became a household name with her 1992 debut album, What’s the 411.
With its New York grit, What’s the 411 was unlike the more glossy, chart-orientated sounds of contemporaries Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Blige’s unique r’n’b soon earned her the title of ‘The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’.
The release follows 2017’s Strength of a Woman, released via Blige’s own imprint, Matriarch Records.
Head here for more info in advance of its 6th of December release, check out the box set and tracklist below.
1. You Remind Me
2. You Remind Me (Bentley’s Mix)
1. Real Love
2. Real Love (Hip Hop Mix feat Notorious BIG)
1. Reminisce (Bad Boy Remix)
2. Love No Limit (Puff Daddy Mix)
1. You Don’t Have To Worry (Album Radio Mix)
2. You Don’t Have To Worry (Remix Main With Clean Rap)
1. What’s the 411 (Puba Mix)
2. What’s the 411 (Notorious BIG and K-Ci)
1. Be Happy (LP)
2. Be Happy (Bad Boy Butter Mix feat. Keith Murray)
1. Mary Jane (All Night Long)
2. I Love You (Remix feat. Smif n Wesson)
1. You Bring Me Joy (LP Version)
2. I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By (Puff Daddy Mix feat. Method Man)