Mary J. Blige has come a long way since this classic, career-defining triumph of an album: eight more albums, tens of millions more records sold, world tours, seemingly countless guest appearaces on the best rappers' best songs. She has one of the most dedicated fanbases in music, and it all started here. Yes, What's the 411? introduced us to Mary's pioneering hip hop soul sound, but My Life is the album that introduced us to her as a person. Needless to say, we liked what we saw—and still do.
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