UpNorthTrips Presents The 10s | Hardcore Rap and Mary J. Blige Records
Some of history’s mightiest Queens have been celebrated for their beauty, charm, and talent. Nefertiti, Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth are a few women who’ve ruled full of ferocity, emotion and dominance. In music terms, the title “Queen” isn’t taken lightly. An artist’s impact and longevity to her craft are important elements to take into consideration before that honor is bestowed. When it comes to the Queen of R&B, there are many names that are synonymous with that legacy. When it comes to Hip-Hop and R&B, there is only one name that can hold the weight: Mary J. Blige.
Long-time fans have witnessed the talented singer from Yonkers achieve success and glory spanning three decades: Her Highness has eight multi-platinum albums and has won nine Grammy awards, the only artist to score wins in the Pop, Rap, Gospel and R&B categories.
In order to celebrate the tomorrow’s 20th Anniversary of the release of her debut album, What’s The 411?, we threw together a mix of ten dope “hardcore rap and Mary J. Blige records.” Enjoy. [Read More…]