No More Drama [US Bonus Tracks]
8. No More Drama - (P. Diddy/Mario Winans Remix, P.Diddy/Mario Winans remix, featuring Diddy) real | windows media
Performer: Mary J. Blige
Artist: Eve; Ja Rule; P. Diddy; Pharrell Williams; Missy Elliott; Lenny Kravitz
Engineer: Chris Ribando; Eric 'Ibo' Butler; Jason Goldstein; Michael "Wolf" Reaves; Milwaukee Buck; Rodd Fairall; Bill Importico; Yuri Zwadluk; Mauricio Iragorri; Ken Schubert; Matt Knobel; Michael Patterson; Steve Hodge; Brian Garten...
Distributor: Universal Distribution
Notes: This version contains a P. Diddy/Mario Winans remix of the song, "No More Drama." Personnel includes: Mary J. Blige (vocals); Eve, P. Diddy, Pharrell Williams, Lenny Kravitz, Marshane Smith, Ja Rule, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliot. Producers include: Bryan Peguero, Chucky Thompson, Dame Grease, Dr. Dre, Floyd Howard. "He Think I Don't Know" won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Personnel: Mary J. Blige (vocals, background vocals); Ja Rule (vocals, rap vocals); Eve, Pharrell Williams (vocals); Common, Marshane Smith (rap vocals); John DuBois, Ell Lishinski, Mark Whitfield, Mike Scott (guitar); Lenny Kravitz (electric guitar); James "Big Jim" Wright (organ, background vocals); Eric Lorde, Camara Kambon (keyboards); J. Garfield, Mario Winans, Gerald Isaac (programming); Alexander Richbourg (drum programming); Jewelynn Green, David Hurst, LaTonia Wright Hughes, Montina Cooper, Tara Geter-Tillman, David Hughes , Lou Perez, Missy Elliott, Terri Robinson (background vocals). Audio Mixers: Mr. Leslie Braithwaite; Paul Loggins; Dr. Dre; Edwin "Eddie Ed" Ramos; Charles "Prince Charles" Alexander ; Yuri Zwadluk; Ken "Duro" Ifill; Mary J. Blige; Angela Piva; Serban Ghenea; Steve Hodge; Tony Maserati ; Bruce Miller. Audio Remixers: Hitman; Mario Winans; Sean "Puffy" Combs. Recording information: Capricorn One Sound Studios, Bpt, CT; Chung King House Of MEtal, New York, NY; Crack House Studios, New York, NY; Cue Recording Studio, Falls Church, VA; Daddy's House, New York, NY; East Coast Flavor Recording Studio, Washington DC; Flyte Tyme studios, Edina, MN; Marvins Room, Los Angeles, CA; Mixed Impressions, New York, NY; Quad Recording Studio, New York, NY; Record One, Los Angeles, CA; Right Track Studio, New York, NY; Roxy Records, Miama, FL; Sony Music Studio, New York, NY; The Bomb Shelter Recording Studios; The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA. Photographer: Rod Spicer. Arranger: Gerald Isaac. From P Diddy to Lenny Kravitz, a plethora of producers and guest stars graces this updated, remix-added version of Mary J. Blige's 2001 NO MORE DRAMA, a situation usually signaling a dearth of creativity on behalf of the featured artist. Fortunately that's not the case here. Blige is fully in control, from a lyrical reworking of the '70s Al Green classic "Simply Beautiful" entitled "PMS," which could well become an anthem for women suffering from those disabling symptoms, to the Dr. Dre-produced "Family Affair," in which this classic R&B singer self-confidently modernizes her image for the J-Lo generation. "He Think I Don't Know" is vintage Blige, her roots firmly in late-'70s deep soul, while the autobiographical "Where I've Been" features Eve paying homage to a woman who's struggled through poverty and drug addiction and come out the other side a stronger person. This is a masterful effort that finds Mary J. Blige successfully updating her sound while retaining the musical depth that got her where she is today.
Uncut (11/01, p.102) - 3 1/2 stars out of 5 - "...Her knack for emotional theatre remains just as potent as any other....Unusually engaging..."
New York native Mary J. Blige was one of the first female artists to successfully merge classic soul sounds with modern day hip-hop, resulting in a string of hit singles and albums in the 1990s and early 2000s. Her influence was felt quickly by other artists, namely Monica, Brandy, Kelly Price, and Faith Evans.
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