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Produced by Jerry Wonder (the Haitian-born whiz behind the Fugees, Shakira and others), the track lets Mary float over a reggae beat with a little spice provided by Busta Rhymes (who offers up a verse in his classic patois) and Gyptian.
Is this still a “throw away”? Or is this a calculated effort to help Mary stand out at a time when younger artists like Fantasia and Jazmine Sullivan are crowding into Mary’s lane? If nothing else, it’s a clear sign that Mary is willing to venture far from the hip-hop soul kingdom where she has long reigned.