MJB What’s The 411 20 Year Anniversary

Mary J. Blige’s debut 411 turns 20 years old tomorrow. But today, the boombox interviewed the Queen Of Soul on her two decade old achievement.

“Wow, I mean to celebrate that accomplishment of the 20th anniversary of What’s the 411?… it means everything because it was the beginning of everything that I do. It was the beginning of the 20-year career span that I have. Just the longevity and the fanbase and the building of that. The first shows, being nervous, the Howard University performance Puffy booked for us, just having Biggie and everybody around that was around at that time,” she shares. Just hearing your record on the radio for the first time from that album.”

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  • TiCaL

    nice song, but not worthy of a big 20 year anniversary for. 2022 when Lose Yourself hits the 20 year mark come talk to me. Not many songs top that as far as perfection. Simple beat w/ undeniable lyrics that paint pictures as they talk. Nearly every word rhymes, compound syllables and all. Academy Award, 24 number 1 charts worldwide, longest running rap song at #1 in guiness book of world recrods (23 weeks).

  • chuck taylor

    ^^^really?

  • JustMyOpinion

    Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, 3 cheeses, french dressing in a tasty flour tortilla for EVERYONE.

  • http://twitter.com/jayoconn jayoconn

    such a classic album!

  • Anonymous

    @ TiCaL
    We talkin bout albums homie. Apples and oranges.

    Also happy 20th anniversary to the phase What’s the 411?… Raise the Roof, Ya Buggin’, Bust-A-Cap and That’s Phat.

  • Anonymous

    @ TiCaL
    We talkin bout albums homie. Apples and oranges.

    Also happy 20th anniversary to the phase What’s the 411?… Raise the Roof, Ya Buggin’, Bust-A-Cap and That’s Phat.

  • Anonymous

    @ TiCaL
    We talkin bout albums homie. Apples and oranges.

    Also happy 20th anniversary to the phase What’s the 411?… Raise the Roof, Ya Buggin’, Bust-A-Cap and That’s Phat.

  • Anonymous

    @ TiCaL
    We talkin bout albums homie. Apples and oranges.

    Also happy 20th anniversary to the phase What’s the 411?… Raise the Roof, Ya Buggin’, Bust-A-Cap and That’s Phat.

  • Ummah_es_Salaam

    was this the one with reminisce? I was like five or six when I seen that video and wanted to fuck Mary. I think her and that vampire chick elvira were the first women that had me thinking bout fuckin.

  • Kemosabi

    It’s a classic this ain’t even a debate. You couldn’t honestly name 5 R&B albums better than that or a debut better either

  • bry from boston

    MJB is amazing, saw her 3 times, twice at heart of the city tour, once at Katz/eminem concert.. look up in the sky, its a bird its a plane, its Mary j ain’t a damn thang changed

  • Tee

    My Life album is better

  • Jane Doe

    Yes all hail to the Undisputed Queen of Hip Hop Soul. Mary’s catalog is sickkkkkkkk. There is NO other.

    @Tical, you’re a fucking hater. What’s the 411 is classic hands down.

  • jonny business

    Kemosabi the remix album was better than the original for me thats In my top 5 Rnb albums of all time.It changed the game

  • http://twitter.com/loch121 loch121

    S/O to the queen.She only gets better with time.been the shit
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  • http://corysong.blogspot.com Cory Ballad

    @ Ummah_es_Salaam Yes, this album had Reminisce, Real Love, You Remind Me, and one of my favorite MJB songs- Love No Limit. Great album, its as old as I am.