More than 20 years after Mary J. Blige dropped her debut album, What's the 411?, the 'Queen of Hip-Hop Soul' is still going strong, as evidenced by her string of releases from The London Sessions. Today, Mary shares the album in full.
The project includes contributions from Sam Smith, Disclosure, Sam Romans, Naughty Boy, and a number other talented individuals from across the sea who helped shape this stellar release. Still, this is Mary through and through, who delivers her powerful vocals and equally powerful narrative over the course of a dozen tracks. There are moments of inspiration, like "Whole Damn Year" and "Doubt," that blend seamlessly alongside deep house tracks like "My Loving."
Stream Mary J. Blige's The London Sessions in full here, and pre-order it on iTunes here. The project comes out December 2 on Capitol Records.