Mariah and Nasty Nas, waxing poetic about old school hip-hop? Well, that’s inevitably going to be good, right? Right.
Even though part of me wanted this new single from her album Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse to be an uptempo roller-rink jam, with Puffy drums and impossible sample clearances, the leisurely depth offered by both Mimi and Nasir on this submerged record are more than suitable.
There’s irony there, somewhere.