What's the 411?

What's the 411?

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by Mary J. Blige
     
 

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Mary J. Blige's debut album, What's the 411?, was a revolution in disguise. Like her new jack predecessors, Blige combined R&B with hip-hop, but unlike Guy and Bobby Brown, her music was more seductive and sly. More importantly, she sounds grittier and more real than most new jack swingers or female R&B…  See more details below

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Mary J. Blige's debut album, What's the 411?, was a revolution in disguise. Like her new jack predecessors, Blige combined R&B with hip-hop, but unlike Guy and Bobby Brown, her music was more seductive and sly. More importantly, she sounds grittier and more real than most new jack swingers or female R&B vocalists. Blige can slip between singing and rapping with ease, which is partially the reason why What's the 411? is so successful. It doesn't hurt that her collaborators, from Grand Puba to Sean "Puffy" Combs, help construct backing tracks that are both melodic, relentlessly funky, and sexy.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/28/1992
Label:
Mca
UPC:
0008811068127
catalogNumber:
10681

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mary J. Blige   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Grand Puba   Background Vocals,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Billy Lawrence   Background Vocals
Tabitha Brace   Background Vocals
Busta Rhymes   Vocals
Tony Dofat   Track Performer
Darryl Pearson   Multi Instruments
L.A. Reid   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Terri Robinson   Background Vocals
DeVante Swing   Keyboards,Multi Instruments
Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey   Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Dave Hall   Drums,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Christopher Williams   Contributor
Little Shawn   Contributor
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Producer
Tony Dofat   Producer
Steven Ett   Engineer
Mike Fonda   Engineer
André Harrell   Contributor
David Kennedy   Engineer
Clark Kent   Contributor
Tony Maserati   Engineer
Mark Morales   Producer,drum machine
Darryl Pearson   Composer
Gordon Picket   Programming
L.A. Reid   Producer
C.L. Smooth   Contributor
DeVante Swing   Composer,Producer
Jamie Brown   Contributor
Andy Grassi   Engineer
Joel "JoJo" Hailey   Composer
Kurt Juice   Contributor
Dave Hall   Producer

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What's the 411? 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE BEST MARY J BLIGE ALBUM OF THE 90 S BECAUSE IT HAS ALOT OF GREAT HITS ON THE ALBUM AND IT SHOWCASES MARY AINT GOING NO WHERE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this album. Mary keep doing what you doing girl.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd was a classic....it had alot of songs i grew up to and loved,this is when mary was just mary....the cd was hot and she keeps it moving with her many more cds
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mary keep up the good work, i can relate.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just love Mary's music and it's just getting better. I'v seen her perform twice and I wish I could of seen perform more. I'm her biggest fan! I can relate to her as she was going up the lifestyle she had was like mine but she grew up to an independent woman I saw a big change in her being a fan and I'm happy things were a success for her she deserves more credit. She'll always bring me good memorys as I was going up listing to her 1st CD it was the BOMB!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THE WAY SHE REMADE THIS SONG.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an early Mary J. Blidge c.d. You will love all the songs on the c.d.
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