Mary J. Blige Details Her “Crazy” Kanye West Collaboration
Earlier this month came word that Mary J. Blige locked down her first collaboration with Kanye West, for a track on her forthcoming album. And now she has detailed the highly anticipated team-up, and it sounds like it’ll be a return of the old Kanye.
“I absolutely got a chance to work with the great Kanye West. And the song is crazy — I can’t wait for people to hear it,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview. “The flavor of the track starts off with piano keys. It’s very dramatic in the beginning and it goes into a loud horn. That is, like an old sample horn. And then this gigantic beat kicks in and I sing. He rhymes after my two verses. It’s incredible. He kills it. I wish I could give you the title, you’d flip but I just can’t do it yet.”
She added that the new LP is “mostly complete.” In addition to West, it’s expected to have credits from Hit-Boy, DJ Camper, B.A.M. and Jazmine Sullivan.