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

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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. Download the EP below and enjoy these new renditions of some of your favorites from My Life.

SoulBounce Presents Men Love Mary: A Tribute To My Life [Download][Bandcamp]

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Hosted by Chucky Thompson

Chucky Thompson [MySpace][Facebook]

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

Nino Moschella [Official][MySpace]

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

Eric Roberson [Official][MySpace][Facebook][Twitter]

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

TL Cross [MySpace][Facebook][Twitter]

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

Bradd Marquis [MySpace][Facebook][Twitter]

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

Fave [Official][Twitter]

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"Mary's Joint" reinterpreted by D Maurice

D Maurice [MySpace][Facebook][Twitter]

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"Don't Go" reinterpreted by Slakah the Beatchild

[MySpace][Facebook][Twitter]

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"No One Else" reinterpreted by Jesse Boykins III

Jesse Boykins III [Official][MySpace][Facebook][Twitter]

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

Darien [MySpace][Facebook]


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  • http://www.vibeconductor.com/blog DJStylus

    SOULBOUNCE WINS!!
    SOULBOUNCE WINS!!

  • http://www.soulbounce.com ill Mami

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

  • http://www.soulbounce.com Ro

    It's HERE! Dope x 1000.

  • Beauty

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

  • http://yesterdayspoem.blogspot.com vizionheiry

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

  • http://soulrific.theinfiniteink.com Soulrific

    Downloading now.

  • http://www.songsinthekeyoflife.net Vivrant Thang

    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.

  • http://soulrific.theinfiniteink.com Soulrific

    Erro is sick wid it!

  • http://www.soulafrodisiac.com Soulafrodisiac

    NICENESS!
    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!

  • Keyknow

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

  • hoodedMonk

    Wow.
    Just......wow.

  • Sangindiva Superstar

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

  • http://soundnexx.blogspot.com SoundNexx

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

  • http://conversationswithmarva.com Marvalus

    This is more than Fabulous!
    Thank you!

  • Bunniecakes

    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.

  • http://www.giantstep.net Jessica

    hell yes

  • http://musicmakesmehigh.wordpress.com Reecie

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

  • http://www.vibeconductor.com/blog DJStylus

    Why are folks not recognizing how Fave took the "Be With You" chorus into the panty melting stratosphere?
    THAT BAMMA FAVE!!
    *daps*
    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?

  • http://www.myspace.com/lamezy LaMelle Edington aka The Prince of hip hop soul

    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

  • Tori

    Bradd Marquis' voice is ... robust and beautiful....so soulful

  • http://stellarsassysocial.blogspot.com {Ms. P}

    GREAT idea for a GREAT album.
    Kudos.

  • laughing808

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

  • http://www.heavybrea.com itallman

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

  • http://www.justkoozies.com/ Koozies

    So nice!!

  • http://www.prayzehymnonline.com J Matthew Cobb

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

  • chili_lili

    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!

  • http://rhythm-hub.com Steve

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

  • http://twitter.com/tamikanewhouse BossLady VERIFIED

    So totally awesome

  • Nard

    I thought this album came out 18 years ago?



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