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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

281

Mary J. Blige, 'My Life'


Mary J. Blige, 'My Life'
281/500

MCA, 1994

Graced by soulful samples and revisions of classic R&B, this Puff Daddy-helmed second album is Blige's most autobiographical. Upbeat jams like "Be Happy" were created during her struggle with substance abuse and a tumultuous relationship. "There's a real bad suicide spirit on there," she admitted.


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