SoulBounce Presents ‘Men Love Mary: A Tribute To ‘My Life”


Fifteen years ago Mary J. Blige released My Life, a breakthrough album chronicling her inner struggles while catapulting her to superstardom as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul. In celebration of this milestone, we gathered nine dynamic male artists to record re-imaginings of their favorite My Life songs for Men Love Mary: A Tribute to My Life, a digital EP presented by SoulBounce. The EP is hosted by one of Bad Boy's legendary "Hitmen," Chucky Thompson, who was a key producer on the My Life album.

My Life was a pivotal point in Mary's career where her voice shined as a beacon of hope and understanding to men and women all over the world. Men Love Mary: A Tribute to My Life offers a fresh perspective from Eric RobersonJesse Boykins III, Slakah the Beatchild, Nino Moschella, Bradd Marquis, TL Cross, Darien, D Maurice, Fave and Siik--a new generation of artists inspired by her sincerity, longevity and artistry. My Life was about Mary's relationship with one man, and now many men have reinterpreted these songs in an effort to pay tribute to an artist who has given us so much of herself.

As a culture, we do a great job of paying tribute to our stars posthumously. Men Love Mary: A Tribute to My Life is an opportunity to celebrate our Queen and let her know how much she means to us and to music. This is our chance to honor her and give her flowers while she's still here, and we're sharing the bouquet with her adoring fans.

SoulBounce is proud to present to you this labor of love, Men Love Mary: A Tribute to My Life. Listen to the EP below, download it from Bandcamp and enjoy these new renditions of some of your favorites from My Life.


Hosted by Chucky Thompson

nino-moschella-200x200.jpg"You Bring Me Joy" reinterpreted by Nino Moschella

eric-roberson-200x200.jpg"My Life" reinterpreted by Eric Roberson

tl-cross-200x200.jpg"You Gotta Believe" reinterpreted by TL Cross

bradd-marquis-200x200.jpg"I Never Wanna Live Without You" reinterpreted by Bradd Marquis

fave-200x200.jpg"Be With You" reinterpreted by Fave

"Mary's Joint" reinterpreted by D Maurice

"Don't Go" reinterpreted by Slakah the Beatchild

"No One Else" reinterpreted by Jesse Boykins III

darien-dean-200x200.jpg"Be Happy" reinterpreted by Darien

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29 Responses


  2. We da best mayne!
    WE DEED EET!!!!

  3. It's HERE! Dope x 1000.

  4. This CD is DOPE!!! I'm sitting here jammin' at my desk! Thank You!!!

  5. Downloading. Can't wait until music production has gender parity.

  6. I had an eargasm on the opening notes of My Life. God, I loves me some Eric Roberson.
    Also outstanding commentary from Chucky.
    I'll be back.

    Between Slakah, Erro, Darien and TL Cross, I was left speechless. And that's rare as y'all know. FANTABULOUS mix y'all!
    Congrats Soulbounce!

  8. This is the gospel according to Mary, with a key...SISSY!!!!!

  9. Wow.

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    This was GREAT!!! Everyone did a wonderful job!
    Good lookin' Soul Bounce!!!

  11. Me likey a lot! Two thumbs up for soul music...

  12. This is more than Fabulous!
    Thank you!

  13. My goodness....y'all DID THAT!! This is all kinds of lovely, and it's great to hear some fresh voices. There's nothing in the world like a fine, sangin' man! 🙂 Thank you all for sharing this project.

  14. I love this mix. Appreciate this a lot, thanks to the wonderful artists, Chucky Thompson, and Soulbounce for making it happen

  15. Why are folks not recognizing how Fave took the "Be With You" chorus into the panty melting stratosphere?
    And the big question... is Mary's camp aware of this? How awesome would it be for the Queen herself to accept this lavish gift of appreciation?

  16. I wish i would have made this joint i love that album more than i can say My life is GREAT thanx Chucky for your hard work and of Course Mary without her My Life would never Be

  17. Bradd Marquis' voice is ... robust and soulful

  18. GREAT idea for a GREAT album.

  19. So I've attempted on several occasions to download this and well all attempts have failed. I'm upset I can't hear these.....

  20. Soulbounce + Mary J = HeatX1000, Nice Job Honoring a Legend in The Game!!!

  21. Wonderful concept and idea. Another great labor of love. SoulBounce, you deserve a Grammy for such an achievement. Mary J. should be proud.

  22. wicked! i can't wait to get on this. My Life came out just in time for me. Mary was on the cover of Vibe and showin off tat big diaond. i was a young 20 yr old mama with a 4 month baby and a restraining order that made sure i wouldnt let dude back in. this album took all my drama and made it poetic. lol. silly but true. thanks soul bounce!

  23. You ladies...ova here !!! I'm late as hell but so far I'm loving it...! Thank you and thanks to Bandcamp...

  24. I thought this album came out 18 years ago?