Mary J Blige Recruits Drake for New Single

The Toronto spitter links with the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul on "Mr. Wrong."

Posted: 10/22/2011 04:08 PM EDT
Filed Under Mary J. Blige, Drake

Mary J. Blige certainly set the bar for high for her new album, My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I), by naming it after her 1994 sophomore classic. But if her collaborators on the album are any indication, Mary's doing just fine. Adding to a star-studded guest list that already includes Beyoncé, Nas, Rick Ross and Busta Rhymes, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul tapped Drake for her second single, "Mr. Wrong."

 

On the record, played recently at an exclusive listening session for Mary’s 10th studio album, she talks about how she always falls for "Mr. Wrong." “Bad boys ain’t no good / Good boys ain’t no fun,” she sings.

Drake, meanwhile, plays the titular role in his cameo. “Don’t it seem like I’m always there when it matters, but missing most of the other time, a terrible pattern,” he raps.

“It’s an extremely soulful song that expresses the true level of love that a woman can have for a man who simply is no good for her,” Rico Love, who produced the midtempo track with Jim Jonsin, told Rap-Up.com. “I wrote it because in many ways I am Mr. Wrong.”

My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I) hits stores on November 21.

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