Ahhh! The heavens have parted and the sun has rained down droplets of metallic confetti on our once-dreary lives! YES it is a new Mariah Carey song, off her amazingly titled next record Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. We needed the ever-welcoming sound of her glossy high range and spiritual Xanadu to get us through the rest of the day, and we like the comfortingly high-low combo of Mariah, IROC-Z autotune, and Gucci Mane thugging it out on the intro. However this track has sparked a minor office debate: If you are a rapper, and you do a guest spot on a Mariah track, are you cursed? Examples used: Ol Dirty Bastard (RIP-las drogas), Bone Thugs N Harmony (chaos), Jay-Z (he was on "Heartbreaker" in '99, arguably his pique), Cam'Ron (froke out for like five years; drove an unfortunately colored sports car), Busta Rhymes (got into a weight loss contest with Nore), Nelly (who?). It's hard to imagine anything toppling Gucci from atop the swag staff but we warn him to protect his, as they say, neck from the great winds of destiny. Mariah will always prevail!
June 16, 2009