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Mariah Carey (feat. Rick Ross and Meek Mill)

"Triumphant (Get 'Em)"

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August 10, 2012

After an eventful hiatus – one marriage, two babies, an $18 million American Idol contract – Carey has returned to her true calling: shattering stemware with falsetto trills. For most of this song she's bewilderingly AWOL, ceding the spotlight to Meek Mill and Rick Ross, who ably do their thing (i.e., brag about money). When Carey does turn it up, she's on-point, a self-help guru with a five-octave range.

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