It is a clash of the veterans as industry legends, Mary J Blige and Nas team up for a brand new single titled “Thriving.” Once upon a time, these legends out from New York ruled the world of Hip Hop with scores and scores of hit songs.
While Mary J Blige has never fully identified as a rapper but it is not so surprising she was crowned the Queen of Hip Hop Soul. Especially as she was around to bring the glitter to bare on the choruses of several evergreen classics as well as worked with some of the finest names the game has ever produced.
To this length and extent, she thrived with such belters as “Family Affair,” “Be Without You,” “Not Gon’Cry,” “No More Drama,” “Just Fine,” and several others. Nas on his part fought tirelessly for the crown of Hip Hop with fiercest rival, Jay Z; slamming Jigga for going commercial to get an edge in the race.
Well, he is still regarded as QB’s finest and one of the best lyricists and poets to ever lace bars on a mic. We’ll never forget such bursts as “The World Is Yours,” “I Can,” “If I Ruled The World,” “Nas Is Like,” “NY State Of Mind,” “Hate Me Now,” “One Mic,” just to mention a few.
Only thing is the fact that “Thriving” looks to have gotten a world of promotion, positive press and buzz even before release. However, that Mary J Blige and Nas brings the mesmerising feel of quality to bare on one record about the motivation and inspiration makes a world of difference.
“Thriving” is simply one addictive piece that you need to build your strength as well as hunt after your goals, dreams and targets. Simply cop a dose, then be sure to share your thoughts and opinion in the comments section below.