Seventeen years after her breakthrough LP, My Life, which she recorded while battling drugs and domestic violence, the older, wiser R&B queen is back with the sequel. “The first My Life, I didn’t understand why I was in so much pain,” says Blige. “This one adds another level of understanding.”
The album My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act 1) ranges from signature self-empowerment tunes like “Masterpiece” to sexier cuts like “Midnight Drive,” featuring a rap verse from Blige’s alter ego Brooklyn. And she’s already thinking about a sequel to the sequel: “We’re going to do Act II, because it’s just too much good music.” via RollingStone.
Mary J Blige was the selected act for the grand opening of The Filmore in DC last night. The Queen performed her classic, “All Night Long.” Her forthcoming album My Life II: The Journey Continues is slated to be released in November.