Mary J. Blige - My Life II - The Journey Continues (Act 1)
intro feel inside FEAT.NAS midnight drive FEAT.BROOK LYNN next level FEAT.BuStA RhYMES ain’t nobody 25/8 don’t mind no condition mr. wrong FEAT.DRAKE why FEAT.RICK ROSS love a woman FEAT.BEYONCé emPty Prayers need someone the living Proof yoU want this this love is for yoU one life someone to love me (naKed) FEAT. DIDDY & LIL WAYNEwww.mjblige.comwww.geffen.comExecutive Producer: Mary J. Blige Album Producer: Kendu Isaacsfor Mary Jane Productions, Inc. for Matriarch EntertainmentP 2011 GEFFEN RECORDS, C 2011 GEFFEN RECORDS, A DIVISION OF UMG RECORD-INGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. UNAUTHORISED COPYING, REPRODUCTION, HIRING,LENDING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING PROHIBITED. MADE IN THE EU.
intro Produced by Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis for Wonda Music and Kendu Issacs.Co-Produced by Arden Altino for WondaMusic. Written by Jerry Duplessis, Kendu Isaacs, Arden Altino, Mary J. Blige and Sean Combs. Publishers: Te-Bass MusicInc.administered by EMI Blackwood Music (BMI) Altino Music/Wonda Songs administered by EMI Blackwood Music (ASCAP)Mary J. Blige Music / Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) Justin Combs Music Publishing administered by EMI April (ASCAP). Ad-ditional keyboards by Akene ‘The Champ’ Dunkley and Olivier ‘Akos’ Castelli. Recorded by Serge “Sergical” Tsai at PlatinumSound Recording Studio, NYC. Assisted by Koby Hass. Mixed by Jaycen Joshua for the Penua Project/Innersound Manage-ment at Larrabee Sound Studios North Hollywood, CA. Assisted by Jesus Garnicafeel inside FEAtuRINg NAS Produced by Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis for Wonda Music. Co-Produced by ArdenAltino for Wonda Music. Written by Mary J. Blige, Andrea Martin, Jerry Wonda, Arden Altino, Nasir Jones, Dennis Coles,Robert Diggs, Gary Grice, Lamont Hawkins, Darryl Hill, Jason Hunter, Russell Jones, Clifford Smith, Elgin Turner, CoreyWoods. Publishers: Mary J Blige Music/Universal Music Corp (ASCAP); Gods Crying Publishing/Sony ATV (ASCAP); Te-BassMusic Inc., administered by EMI Blackwood Music (BMI); Altino Music/Wonda. Songs administered by EMI BlackwoodMusic (ASCAP); Sun Shining, Inc. (BMI) Universal Music Publishing Group, Inc.; Universal Music – Careers o/b/o itself,Remecca Publishing Inc. and Wu Tang Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Diggs Family Music, Inc. (BMI), Universal Music – MGBSongs (ASCAP). Keyboards by Borham Lee. Guitar by Paul Pesco. Recorded by Serge “Sergical” Tsai at Platinum SoundRecording Studio, New York, NY. Engineered by Chris “Tek” O’Ryan. Assisted by Koby Hass, Clint Nelson and KevinSchinstock.2nd Assistant: Kevin Matela. Nas vox recorded by Stuart White for Bill Black Music Inc. at Jungle City Studios,NYC. Assisted by Dan Tobiason. Contains elements of “Triumph” written by D. Coles, R. Diggs, G. Grice, L. Hawkins,D. Hill, J. Hunter, R. Jones, C. Smith, E. Turner, C. Woods and published by Universal Music – Careers o/b/o itself, Rem-ecca PublishingInc. and Wu Tang Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Diggs Family Music, Inc. (BMI), Universal Music – MGB Songs(ASCAP). Used by permission. Nas appears courtesy of Island Def Jam Records.midnight drive FEAtuRINg BROOK LYNN Produced by Rico Love and Pierre Medor. Written by Rico Love,Pierre Medor. Publishers: EMI Foraymusic o/b/o itself and Rico Love is Still a Rapper (SESAC); Courtney Madison Music/Warner-Tamerlane Pub Corp (BMI) Programming and Keyboards by Pierre Medor. Background vocals by Rico Love. Recordedby Pierre Medor at Circle House Recording Studio, Miami, FL. Assisted by Diego Avendano.
next level FEAtuRINg BuStA RhYMES Produced by Danja for Danjahandz Productions, Inc. Written byMary J. Blige, Rico Love, Busta Rhymes, N. Hills Publishers: Mary J. Blige Music / Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) EMIForay Music o/b/o itself and Rico Love is Still a Rapper (SESAC) Danjahandz Muzik Inc (SESAC)Additional Vocals by RicoLove Recorded by Pierre Medor at Circle House Recording Studios (Miami, FL). Additional Recording by Stuart White for BillBlack Music Inc. at Jungle City Studios, NYC. Mixed by Jaycen Joshua for the Penua Project/Innersound Management atLarrabee Sound Studios North Hollywood, CA. Assisted by Jesus Garnica.Busta Rhymes appears courtesy of The Conglomerate.ain’t nobody Produced By Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins for Darkchild.com. Written by D. Wolinski.Publishers:EMI Full Keel Music (ASCAP). Vocal Production by Rodney Jerkins. Background Vocals by Mary J. Blige. Sound Design By:Greg Morgan forDarkchild.com. Recorded & Mixed by Matt Champlin at 2nd Floor Studios, CA. AssistantEngineer: Brandon N. Caddell25/8 Produced by Eric Hudson and Mary J Blige.Written by Mary J. Blige, Crystal Johnson, Eric Hudson, KennethGamble, Leon Huff. Publishers: Mary J Blige Music/ Universal Music Corp (ASCAP); Cstyle Ink/ SlideThat/ EMI (ASCAP)/EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. o/b/o E. Hudson Music LLC/Warner-Tamerlane. Publishing Corp. (BMI) Additional instruments byRon Fair. Recorded by Danny Cheung for DCD Audio at Marvin’s Room Studios, W. Hollywood, CA. A s s i s t e d b y JonNettlesby. Mixed by Jaycen Joshua for The Penua Project/ Innersound Management at Larrabee Studios, N. Hollywood, CA. MixAssistant: Jesus Garnica. Additional mixing by Peter Mokran and Kendu Isaac. Additional Instruments by Ron Fair. Containselements of “Now That We Found Love” (K. Gamble/L. Huff), Warner-Tamerlane.Publishing Corp. (BMI). All rights reserved.don’t mind Produced by Jerry Wonda. Written by Mary J. Blige, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, Jerry Wonda. Publishers: MaryJ. Blige Music/ Universal Music Corp (ASCAP); Priscilla Renea. Productions/ Power Pen Biz Publishing/ WB Music Corp (ASCAP).Recorded by Serge ‘Sergical’ Tsai at Platinum Sound Recording Studio, NYC. Assisted by Koby Hass and Kevin Matela. Mixed by JaycenJoshua for the Penua Project/Innersound Management at Larrabee Sound Studios North Hollywood, CA. Assisted by Jesus Garn.no condition Produced by Danja for Danjahandz Productions, Inc. Written by Mary J. Blige, K. Cossum, M.Aracia, N. Hills Publishers: Mary J. Blige Music/ Universal Music Corp (ASCAP); YRP Music Publishing/Warner TamerlaneMusic Publishing (BMI); Yaslina Music Publishing (ASCAP); Danjahandz Muzik Inc (SESAC). Additional vocals by KevinCossum. Recorded by Serge “Sergical” Tsai at Platinum Sounds Studio, New York, NY and Marcella “Ms Lago” for RedBottom Productions at Platinum Sounds Studios, New York, NY. Engineered by Chris “Tek” O’Ryan. Mixed by Jaycen Joshuafor The Penua Project/Innersound Management at Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA. Assisted by Jesus Garnica
the living Proof Produced by The Underdogs. Written by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr. andDamon Thomas. Publishers Mary J. Blige Music / Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP), Children of Thirteen Music (BMI), T & Me Music /MGB Songs – Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP), Dazman 18 Music (BMI), and DW II Distribution BMI, LLC (BMI).yoU want this Produced by The Underdogs. Co-produced by Kevin Randolph. Written by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason,Jr., Damon Thomas, Eric Dawkins, Joi Campbell, Adonis Shropshire, Kevin Randolph. Publishers: Mary J. Blige Music/Universal MusicCorp (ASCAP)T & Me Music/MGB Songs - Universal Music Corp (ASCAP)Dazman 18 Music/EMI (BMI) E.D. Duz-It Music / UnderdogEast Songs / Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)Babooschka Worldwide Tunes (ASCAP)Jaylen Adonis Music Publishing/Christian Combs Music /EMI Foray Music, Inc. (ASCAP)Tankin’ Music/Chrysalis Music (ASCAP). All music by The Underdogs. Bass: Damien “Dammo” Farmer.Keyboards: Kevin Randolph. Guitars: Andrew Hey. Horn arrangement by Jerome Hey. Horns: William Keichenback, Daniel Fornero,Gary Grant & Daniel Higgins. Recorded by Andrew Hey for Harvey Mason Media at Mason Sound (North Hollywood, CA) and Marvin’sRoom (Los Angeles, CA). Assisted by Danny Cheung for DCD Audio and Jon Nettlesbey. Mixed by Harvey Mason Jr. at Mason Sound.Production Coordination: Trina Bowman for Harvey Mason Media.this love is for yoU Produced by C. “Tricky” Stewart. Written by Mary J. Blige, Ester Dean, Tricky Stewart. Publishers:Mary J. Blige Music / Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) Dat Damn Dean/ 2412 Songs/ Peer Music Publishing - BMI RZE Music Publish-ing/ Universal Music –ASCAP. Vocals Produced by Kuk Harrell. Engineering by Josh Gudwin, Brian “B-LUV” Thomas, Andrew Wuepper,and Chris “TEK” O’Ryan. Recorded at Triangle Sound Studios West in Encino, CA. Mixed by Jaycen Joshua for the Penua Project/In-nersound Management. Mixed at Larrabee Sound Studios in North Hollywood, CA. Mix assisted by Jesus Garnica.one life Produced by Stargate for 45th & 3rd Music LLC And Calvin Harris. Written by M. J. Blige / E. Dean / M.S. Eriksen/T.E.Hermansen/ C. Harris. Publishers: Universal Music Corp./Mary J.Blige Music (ASCAP)/ Dat Damn Dean| Universal Music Publishing(BMI)/EMI Music Publishing(ASCAP)/ EMI Music Publishing(ASCAP)/ EMI Music Publishing Ltd(PRS). Recorded by Mikkel S. Eriksenand Miles Walker For 45th & 3rd Music LLC at Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY, And by Calvin Harris at Fly Eye Studios, London.Mixed by Phil Tan at Ninja Club Studios, Atlanta, GA. Additional/Assistant Engineering by Damien Lewis. All instruments by CalvinHarris, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen. Stargate Management & Executive Producers: Tim Blacksmith and Danny D.someone to love me (naKed) FEAtuRINg DIDDY & LIL WAYNE Produced by: Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis forWonda Music. Co-produced by Arden Altino for Wonda Music. Written by Jerry Duplessis, Sean Combs, Leroy Watson, Betty Crutcher,David Porter, Tony Williams, Dwayne Carter and Mary J. Blige. Publishers: Te-Bass Music Inc. administered by EMI Blackwood (BMI),Justin Combs Music Publishing administered by EMI April (ASCAP), Anya Nicole Publishing/Janice Combs Publishing (ASCAP), IrvingMusic Inc. Robosac Music (BMI) Mary J. Blige Music / Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP)Young Money Publishing Inc./Warner-ChappellMusic (BMI). Guitars by Ben Defusco. DJ Cut by Leon Higgins.Recorded and Mixed by Serge “Sergical” Tsai at Platinum SoundRecording Studio NYC. Assisted by William Villane and Kevin “Kev-O” Wilson, Koby Hass and Kevin Schinstock for Platinum SoundRecording Studio. Second Assistants: Henri-David “HD” Magloire, Mario Valazquez, Kevina Matela and Tai Tsosie. Contains elements of“You Roam When You Don’t Get It At Home” written by B. Crutcher, D. Porter, R. Williams and published by Iriving Music, Inc. (BMI)and Robosac Music (BMI). Used by permission. Contains samples from “You Roam When You Don’t Get It At Home”Performed by TheSweet Inspirations. From the album “Estelle, Myrna and Sylvia” (SCD-8565) Courtesy of Stax Records/Concord Music Group, Inc. Did-dy appears courtesy of Bad Boy/Interscope Records. Lil Wayne appears courtesy of Cash Money Records/Universal Republic Records.
FAthER gOD: Thank you for blessing me with the ability, strength, patience and wisdom to continue to do what it is that I love. I love to singand relate to people while doing it. Thank you for this precious gift of life, love and song. Thank you for keeping me real and grounded andhumble while receiving this love and favor from my fans and people all over the world. To you Father God, be all the glory. To my Fans, thankyou for your love. A PRAYER FOR MY FANS: Dear Father God, I pray that we together grow stronger, wiser and have more understanding oflife, love, triumph and trials; in good times and in bad times. May you smile when times get rough and keep the faith and stay positive nomatter what may be your task. May you all be blessed with all the desires of your heart. May everything you do, touch and everyone you comein contact with be blessed. May all your projects succeed. May you all be blessed with promotions on jobs, may your children be blessedand your children’s children be blessed. May you all prosper in good health. May your life be a positive example for someone’s else’s life.Thank you so much for loving me way you do and pulling me through so many rough times you will never know about. I am forever here foryou as you have been here for me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen. Love, Mary J Blige. tO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS: Thank you for this lovethat continues to reach out and hold and support me in every way. No matter what’s going on or how hard life gets or how good it is, you arealways there when I need you. tO MY huSBAND AND MANAgER: Kendu Isaacs, thank you for your patience, your love, your hard work anddedication and support in my life and in my business. I love you and we make a great team. To my kids, Brianna, Jordan and Nasir Isaacs: Ilove you and you are all so special and will be very successful one day and make us proud. tO MY MOM AND DAD: I love you both so much.Thank you for giving me life and love and this wonderful name we have been blessed with. Thank you to my Mother and Father in-laws. Ilove you both so much. Thank you for your unconditional love and support, it means more to me than you’ll ever know. To my four siblings:LaTanya and her husband Xenos, thank you so much for always being there when I need you, I love you dearly . My little sister Quelly, you aresuch a hard working young woman, I love you and I am so proud of you. My sisters Sharon and Holly, thank you for loving me the way you do;Your love and support means more to me than you will ever know. You’re always there when I need you. I love you both so much. MY NIECESAND NEPhEWS: To my new baby niece Alene: Auntie loves you so much. Thank you for coming to this earth and shedding new light on ourfamily. To my nieces Simone and Nicole Harris: Auntie Mary loves you so much, thank you for your love and support. You are such beautifulgirls. To my nephews: Al, Little Xenos, Domique Wilson: Auntie Mary loves you so so much. You are all so smart, talented and handsome andI am so proud of you. To my brothers Brucey and Little Tommy, I love you both so much little brothers, stay strong. My Grandmother CatherineMiller. James Dillard, Laura Bell Blige and Mrs. Brenda. I love you and miss you so much and will never forget how you encouraged me in“My Life”. tO ALL MY FRIENDS thAt CONtINuE tO BE thERE FOR ME NO MAttER WhAt: Keisha Trower, thank you for your love andsupport and for being there for me through so many things. You are a true friend. To my dear friend Simone Smith, I love you so much andthank you for always being there for me and supporting me in everything I do. My childhood friend Michelle Bernard, thank you for neverleaving my heart, my mind and my memory. You are my sister and I will always love you. To all my friends I love you dearly, you know whoyou are. tO MY LABEL: Thank you Jimmy Iovine, for giving me a home - a place to share my music over and over again with all my fans.Thank you for supporting me, encouraging me, loving me and never giving up on me. You are a great example of a supportive human being.I thank you for your wisdom, knowledge and your gift to hear great music. tEAM MJB: Kendu Isaacs, Jaha Johnson, Eddie Fourcell, AshleyFox, Tracey Waples, Al Branch, Gee Roberson, Jean Nelson and Amanda Silverman. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication tothis project. Thank you for your patience and consideration and for working late hours and weekends to make this project successful. I am sothankful to have you on my team and I really truly appreciate all that you have done and all that you will do. Thank you Huggy Michael Carter,Hi Hat, Andrew Reid and Nicole Jackson. Thank you, Kimberly Kimble, D’Andre Michael, Marni Senofonte, Dontae, Thank you Ron Nash,Stanley Lim, Anne Marie Tumulty and Sonsera at Gelfand Renart and Feldman. Thank you to my lawyers: Allen Grubman, Kenny Meiselasand Sonya Guardo. Thank you Steve Berman for your patience, love and support and for being up front and real with us about everything. Yourhard work and dedication to this project means more to me than you will ever know and I truly appreciate it all. Thank you so much GarnettMarch for ﬁghting so hard at radio and bringing awareness to people of who and what Mary J Blige represents. Thank you Vincent Herbertand your beautiful wife Tamar for your genuine sincere love and support of this project. Tony Seyler thank you so much for all your hard workand dedication to this project. I really appreciate it. Thank you Alicia Graham, Nino Cuccinello, Brenda Romano, Gary Kelly, Todd Douglas,Rand Hoffman, Susan Hilderley, Gretchen Anderson, Dennis Dennehy, Doug Daniel ,Yvette Gayle, Kate Rosen, Carrie Gordon, StephanieDurning, Dvora Engleﬁeld, Michelle An, Jurgen Grebner, Don Robinson, Brenda Reynoso, Shawn Suggs, Garrett Williams, Brooke Michael,Justin Dryfuss, Lee Hammond, Cliff Feiman, Kameron, Chris Mortimer, Marissa Wickliff, Angela Vredenburg,Jennifer Zeller, Mike Cole, Jen-nifer Frommer, Esther Collins, Erin Dawson, Brian Gray, Tony Seyler. Tanya Perara, Brian Alvarez, Kerry Hickey, Ike Youssef, Ianthe Zevos,Stephanie Hsu, Vincenza Conticchio, Marlin Singleton, Collen Curlin, Justine Massa, Harry Williams, Lauren Branche & Steve Stoute. thANKYOu tO thE PRODuCERS WhO WORKED ON thE ALBuM WIth ME: Jerry Wonda, Sean Garrett, Danja, Eric Hudson, Rico Love, PierreMedor, Tricky Stewart, Chuck Harmony, The Underdogs, Pharrell, Rodney Jerkins, Jim Jonsin and Stargate. Thank you to Beyoncé, Rick Ross,Drake, Nas, Busta Ryhmes and Brook Lynn.
Executive Producer: Mary J. Bligefor Mary Jane Productions, Inc.Album Producer: Kendu Isaacs for Matriarch Entertainment.A&R: Eddie “A&R Eddie” FourcellManagement: Kendu IsaacsMatriarch Management team: Jaha Johnson & Chris Hicks1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10019Fan Mail: Mary Jane Productions, Inc.P.O. box 5013 New York, NY 10185-5013Legal: Kenny Meiselas & Sonya Guardo for Grubman,Indursky & Shire, P.C.A&R Administration: Alicia N GrahamStylist: Marni Senofontehair: Kim KimbleMake-up: D’Andre MichaelCreative Director & Marketing Strategist: Ashley FoxPhotography: Klinko & IndraniAdditional photography: D’Andre MichaelArt Direction: David Calderley for GraphicTherapy, NYC.geffen Creative: Ianthe Zevos for zevos inc.Business Affairs for geffen Records: Susan Hilderley,Brian Alvarez & Todd DouglasMastered by Dave Kutch at The Mastering Palace, NYCwww.maryjblige.comwww.geffenrecords.com