The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is back!

 

Heartbreak and relationship aside, at 45-year old Mary J. Blige re-emerges to the spotlight – and this time for the right reason! It’s no secret that the ‘Family Affair’ soulstress is currently in a legal battle with her husband and long-term manager Kendu Isaacs, as the pair dispute over child support, amongst other things. Although we aren’t in support of her pain, we can’t help but get excited for how this drama may reflect on her music, as we ask is the ‘No More Drama’ Blige back?!

 

We feel the agony as Mary passionately belts ‘Thick of It,’ the lead single from her upcoming LP, Strength of a Woman. The DJ Camper-produced single has garnered her the respect that some refuted this time two years ago, when she released her London Sessions LP. Mary J. Blige, who is currently on the King and Queen of Hearts joint tour with Maxwell, told Rolling Stone, when speaking on the title of her new album, “I came up with the title from understanding that is who we are. It’s not rocket science,” and then proceeded by speaking on her new single.

 

“This song is so personal it’s almost painful to let out,” Blige admitted when speaking on the song. “I don’t hold back though. It’s not who I am and there’s now way I am going to start changing now. We all deal with love and the emotions that we get tangled up in, and we gotta survive, grow and remain honest to our best selves.”

 

Watch the music video, below:

 

 

 

Was It Worth The Wait?