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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mariah Carey Is 'Obsessed' With Being Ghetto

Oh, Mimi. You just can't let go of your ghetto inclinations.

After announcing the '80s teen hooker movie-themed title of Mariah Carey's upcoming album, Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, last month, news has now come that the LP will drop on August 25.

First single "Obsessed" also coincidentally leaked. Here's a clip:



"Obsessed" is brought to us by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, aka the fine folks behind Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Beyonce's "Single Ladies."

But hasn't history kind of shown that, in general, the public wants tame, ballad-warbling Mariah? When she gets all hoodrat, she usually has a big hit right out of the gate (see: "Honey" and "Touch My Body") then the album sputters out and dies shortly after, with nary another smash single to be found.

I suppose there was "My All," which hit #1 and was off the same album as "Honey." But that was, like, the 46th single from that Butterfly trash, and the previous ones were all DOA.

Oh, well. "Obsessed" will probably be huge. But whether Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel can cough up a second hit will be the true test.

Keep it classy, girl.

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14 Comments:

  • At 12:38 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    It's Like That was a big ghetto, but it was really We Belong Together that slammed that album into the big sales, I think?

    People want Mariah to sound like Mariah, not cheapass Ashanti (as someone reference on PJ Forums).

     
  • At 2:33 PM, OpenID loft965 said…

    you don't gotta hate. It's mc, and she is getting back at Eminem. No one dares to touch him and she is messing with him and i like that. BTW, any chance of adding my blog to your blogroll?

    www.loft965.com

     
  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger David said…

    that "butterfly trash" is actually the only MC album i can handle...

     
  • At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Glitter Boxxx said…

    The Butterfly Must Be Fed...

    VIVA LA MIMI!!!!!!

     
  • At 4:35 PM, Blogger John said…

    I was going to say "It's Like That" was hoodrat, as well, but then realized that she's a hoodrat 24/7 these days.

     
  • At 5:13 PM, Blogger undisco_me said…

    At first I thought it was very Blackout but now I think it's very 'hot new act produced by Sean Combs' circa 1998. I like it, the strings and synths are heavier than her you-knows and there's going to be some very strained-to-stay-in-good-lighting head angles whilst cavorting in the club for the video.

    If she can nail a killer ballad for single #2 then she's on to a winner: I think she gets the formula, and Bye Bye probably isn't on the agenda either.

     
  • At 6:21 PM, Blogger J.Me said…

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  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger J.Me said…

    For some odd reason, I think "Butterfly" is her best album. It straddled the line between pop ("My All" "Butterfly") and R&B Lite ("Honey" "Breakdown") without annoying me. All subsequent Mariah albums have mostly hurt my ears. "We Belong Together" is the only good thing she's put out since "Butterfly". "E=MC2" was a wretched mess. I expect more of the same on "Diary Of An Over-Rated Cougar".

     
  • At 1:45 AM, Blogger Mike said…

    I love Mimi but this doesn't float my boat yet. I hope "Obsessed" isn't an indication as to the rest of the album.

     
  • At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    "Obsessed" sounds remarkably generic. This is the tragedy of trying to dish out an album every years - ends up being slim on quality.

     
  • At 11:54 AM, Blogger Joshua said…

    I'm thinking this song will be a grower for me because I'm not that into it right now. Butterfly IS my fave Mimi album, and My All only got to #1 because it was like $0.27 to buy the single :(

     
  • At 6:54 AM, Anonymous :) said…

    Well, "Obsessed" will be a mega smash hit and so will the album "M.O.A.I.A" FYI, MARIAH the queen of R&B has alr said that there would be a couple of big ballads on the new album so watch out for that :)

    P.S The album "Butterfly" did really well :)

     
  • At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    u haters kill me taling smack about mc. i'm sure none of you have 1 % of her talent and even less of her money. she's laughing her way to the bank while all you can do is waste time on blogs hating on her. u must secretly love her. can't think of any artist i don't like that i would waste time trashing on the internet. just seem pathetic to me!

     
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