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Name: Matty
Country: Vancouver Canada
I love music of all kinds, with R&B and pop toping my list of favourite genres. I've been a Mariah fan since Charmbraclet, there was something about that album that connects on a deep level. Other favourite albums are Glitter, Daydream, The Emancipation of Mimi, and Me. I Am Mariah.

My Favourite Mariah Songs are: The Art of Letting Go, Fantasy & Shake It Off.

My Least Favourite album is Music Box.

My most start-to-finish listened album (don't-skip-a-track albums): Emotions, Butterfly, The Emancipation of Mimi and Me. I Am Mariah: The Elusive Chanteuse.
MC remix album (105,668) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Thursday 22 February 2024; 16:58)
I would love a second remix album. Triumphant Vintage Mix, some of the Jump Smokers remixes from Angles Advocate, Big Energy, Yes, And?, Where I Belong with Busta, etc. I would love it on vinyl.
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This is a reply to message 105,650 by jaker20 from US
(Wednesday 21 February 2024; 20:16)
General public or bad decisions (105,626) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Wednesday 21 February 2024; 01:28)
Ohhhh Robert I don't think I've ever disagreed with you on this board, but if MC kept working with Walter, TEOM would never have happened. After Daydream Mariah would have been cemented in the Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand genre. Just like Michael Bubble will forever be in the Frank Sinatra genre. Mariah was lyrically doing art, and vocally doing art during her time with W.A, but I think even though it was amazing, it was commissioned art, not the art for the artist who wanted to express themselves.
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This is a reply to message 105,624 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Wednesday 21 February 2024; 01:10)
General public or bad decisions (105,622) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Wednesday 21 February 2024; 01:06)
Glitter is a masterpiece - I think lambs remember this moment as a failure, but this was the only year Mariah appeared in Forbes list of most powerful women, she did the national anthem at the Super Bowl in 2002 next to the 9/11 statue, she looked gorgeous, and Loverboy was constantly on the radio, on TV music stations, also #2 on Billboard (don't give me the it was discounted argument, because most singles were always discounted and sat in the discount bins at HMV and Music World). I think corporate Virgin panicked more than the public.

I love Charmbraclet personally, and in my home town of Guelph Ontario (45 mins south/west of Toronto) "Boy" was on the radio constantly, but for some reason the album wasn't what they wanted as a "comeback" album after 18 months of lows ( ) Why do those few months out of 30 years taint her? I'll never know. Think of all the celebrated singers with issues now, 18 months out of the game or spotlight is nothing, Demi Lovato, Britney, even the beauty that is Selina Gomez, Gaga, Ariana. Maybe it was simply the expectation that year after year for a decade Mariah was ever present and showed up. I have no doubt that's exhausting.
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This is a reply to message 105,619 by Libra Lamb from USA
(Wednesday 21 February 2024; 00:06)
Yes, And? lyrics (105,558) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Monday 19 February 2024; 01:07)
Hahahaha, this might be a cultural thing, but using the actual language that you use in your regular life is actually beneficial. The moment my interview drops the f bomb in our interview (which always happens), I adapt to their energy and happily communicate in their preferred vernacular. I wouldn't swear first, but if they do, I got it. [censored] or [censored] - who cares what term you use, it's the same reference. Sex vs. [censored], it's the same reference. Your personal inference on a word is your personal relation.

As a successful professional, I've never met an executive that doesn't curse. Again; I just want to restate my positions on language, it's an ever evolving art, and it has nothing to do with age, or your work place. It's expression. We've always wanted to call someone a name; that's a universal expression of emotion.

Stacy, I always respect you, I understand your point, I don't agree, but I fully respect your position.
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This is a reply to message 105,555 by Stacey from USA
(Sunday 18 February 2024; 23:47)
Yes, And? lyrics (105,556) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Sunday 18 February 2024; 23:49)
I respect that Stacy. I understand your point. Thank you for always remaining respectful even when you disagree.
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This is a reply to message 105,554 by Stacey from USA
(Sunday 18 February 2024; 23:44)
Yes, And? lyrics (105,553) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Sunday 18 February 2024; 23:26)
Jaker, "extra gatekeeping" is a great way of putting it. Thank goodness censored versions of songs have always been played on traditional radio and readily available to stream if that's what you prefer.

The power of GTFO without the actual word loses its power as a song and expression. Even in "It's a wrap", the "put all your sh** in an elevator" or "I should have never given you my [censored] two way" from Clown, lines are so much more expressive and true to the anger the song is projecting (which is the art) then say "put all your stuff in an elevator".

Swearing isn't about age, that's obscured. if you're in your 30's, 40's, 50's and you believe you've out grown curse words, what age range is curse words bond to? I can tell you you won't want it to be your children, teens your young 20's using those words if that's your view on using expressive language. Words only mean something when you put meaning to them.

If curse words are what you're worried your children will hear, I'm sorry, but as a parent in 2024 that's the least of your worries. Say ummm like a criminal eligible to be a global leader, or people not having the freedom to express themselves without death because of how they were born. Those are things to teach the next generation, language is only but a tool of expression.
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This is a reply to message 105,551 by jaker20 from US
(Sunday 18 February 2024; 22:20)
Yes, And? lyrics (105,529) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Sunday 18 February 2024; 01:19)
I get some people's objection to the profanities in the song, although this is music for adults, and radio plays clean versions. Profanities are just words, just like every other word. It's art and words are an expression of art. Anyways . What was odd to me is that some don't like the message of this song. it's extremely empowering. "Wear this stuff on your chest, be your own best friend. I'm done with hypocrisy" etc. it's extremely empowering and self assured. Aside for your view on curse words, why isn't this songs lyrics a flex of self love and empowerment?
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Yes, And... Obsessed (105,493) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Friday 16 February 2024; 18:48)
What an amazing return to pure Pop for MC. This bleeds her early dance jams like Someday remix. I absolutely love their voices together, and it elevates the OG version so much. I love all these women forward songs Mariah has done recently from Brandy, to Lotto and Ari.
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Couture (105,227) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Friday 2 February 2024; 20:39)
I love the style and jewelry; the concept is stunning. Unfortunately I think the train-bow should have been shimmed down a bit. The crotch area grabs your attention and looks odd. She's always been famous for her legs, so I totally get the vibe, just cover up the crotch. Love the colours, hair and makeup are perfection, and I'm obsessed with the jewelry.
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This is a reply to message 105,225 by Norman from USA
(Friday 2 February 2024; 19:58)
Recording Academy Global Impact Award (105,209) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Friday 2 February 2024; 05:05)
I’ve never heard of this award. Why is Mariah paying dust or why is it exciting? Can someone educate me on this history? (I’m being sincere, I’m totally ignorant to this award.) Thank you for explaining the polarization on this award convo.
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This is a reply to message 105,206 by Mimi L. from Empower Your Highlighter
(Friday 2 February 2024; 00:52)
Tacking on two Memoirs songs to MIAMTEC (105,198) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Wednesday 31 January 2024; 23:37)
I agree. I think she should have added Triumphant (Vintage remix, with the full rain intro - that should have been the actual single imo), plus the ASAP Rocky Beautiful remix, and call it a day. I absolutely don't understand the America the Beautiful inclusion or a rehash of six year old material. My only guess is that Mary J's label and the sex predictor's labels had a contractual obligation that the songs must be included on an official release, which didn't happen with Angels Advocate, as intended. Also the album art should have been the original Art of Letting Go art (either the one where it's her looking over in the bottom right corner or the actual AOLG single artwork). The standard version that's a Emancipation/E=MC2 redo wasn't the right serve, it was redundant.
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This is a reply to message 105,195 by Mimi L. from Empower Your Highlighter
(Wednesday 31 January 2024; 18:36)
Muni Long (105,186) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Tuesday 30 January 2024; 19:30)
What a Lamb hot spot. Hahahaha. Damn, I fly out Friday, it would be fun to meet in person Jamie.
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This is a reply to message 105,185 by Jamie from UK
(Tuesday 30 January 2024; 16:41)
Muni Long (105,180) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Tuesday 30 January 2024; 06:54)
Robert-Anthony, this is so random. I'm in ATL for work this week and staying on Peachtree St. Hahahaha Vancouver to Atlanta couldn't be farther apart, yet here I sit in my hotel room on Peachtree St. on my first night here. I haven't been to ATL in almost four years. What a random coincidence.
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This is a reply to message 105,179 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Tuesday 30 January 2024; 00:56)
Could be Epic ... queen of reimagining (105,166) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Monday 29 January 2024; 00:33)
What if Mariah, queen of reimagining music, released an album that is 10 tracks long - all the exact same lyrics, but reimagined as a Jazz album, Dance/disco album, Indi Rock album (ah la Ugly Daughter) and gospel album. Literally the same lyrics on all four (and it would be sold as one album, not four separate ones), but completely reimagined to suite all four genres. I could see her getting her due flowers for doing something like that. Especially given her influence on the "remix" culture she's helped build for years.
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Who is Caution about? (105,165) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Monday 29 January 2024; 00:26)
Ohhh interesting about 8th Grade being about Ben. I have always heard 8th Grade as a song about a predator (however you want to interpret that). It sounds like one of MC's most personal songs to me. it's interesting that 8th Grade and her eternally 12 mantra have a correlation time wise. Her memoir gives a lot to be desired about what really happed to Miss M. at that time in her life. I think more happened than she really shares imo.
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This is a reply to message 105,143 by Robert-Anthony from United States
(Sunday 28 January 2024; 00:36)
Who is Caution about? (105,164) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Monday 29 January 2024; 00:23)
Giving Me Life is absolutely my favourite track on Caution, it's possibly one of my favourite Mariah tracks ever. It's the vibe I love when Mariah channels. Silky, smooth, laid back, tells a story, poetic.
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This is a reply to message 105,140 by Stacey from USA
(Saturday 27 January 2024; 22:49)
If you think (105,132) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Saturday 27 January 2024; 22:10)
If you think trans issues are equated to castration. Get educated. Castration has nothing to do with trans issues and if you think that somehow effects your "masculinity", say like putting on "colleague" vs. "perfume"; you need a long, deep view in the mirror (which will be hard and sad for you). Penises vs. vulva don't define a soul. If you choose to believe it does... ok. It's a discussion about social norms. It's not about genitals. Let's get back to Mariah.
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Political (105,130) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Saturday 27 January 2024; 21:54)
Are we able to discuss Mariah without these deep dug political beliefs? Mariah has fans that are queer, trans, "straight" (whatever that means, I'm speaking to you cucks), lesbian, bi, straight edge, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, voodoo etc. What are you the few of you going off on? If you don't understand the trans experience, then don't engage if it pains you. Sexuality is a spectrum, not a binary category. If you don't understand, the least you can do is not demean someone else. Mariah has supporters of every single demographic in the world. The world needs relaxation, not a demand of direction.
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Who is Caution about? (105,129) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Saturday 27 January 2024; 21:43)
Who do we think Caution is about?
GTFO - Stella (it's not about a man, it's about an insincere grifter)
With You - Tanaka
A No No - Stella again "Snake in the grass".
8th Grade - The first time Mariah was abused and violated.
The Distance - The anthem of what we are told all fairy tails wish for, it's the hope.
Thoughts?
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Starboy (105,071) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Wednesday 24 January 2024; 18:26)
I'm confused what people are asking, do you want Mariah to have another [hit] that resonates with young listeners, or try and reignite the fire that was the holy trinity of the '90's (Mariah, Whitney, Celine)? I want Mariah to have a smash dance hit that breaks her mold. We talk about how [Charmbracelet] walked, so TEOM could sprint. I have the same feeling about Caution. it was a precursor to what we will experience next.

On a different note, who said "no one expected Mariah to speak like that" in regard to GTFO? GTFO, and the [remix] she's on for Unforgettable ("Sip on this drink 'till I'm [censored] up"), even "Clown" from [Charmbracelet] ("I should've never given you my [censored] two way") she sings the "f-word". Mariah's success is based on her versatility. Christmas to f-bombs. I personally love it.
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This is a reply to message 105,070 by MusicfanJ from Germany
(Wednesday 24 January 2024; 17:08)
E=MC2 + Glitter + Gospel (105,055) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Tuesday 23 January 2024; 21:20)
My dream for the new album is a party atmosphere; like E=MC2 mixed with Glitter, and add in some choir gospel at the end. I love the arrangement of the Glitter vinyl opposed to the standard track order. I wish MC would always group the bangers, and then the ballads and gospel. The banger followed by a slow jam has always irked me. If you’re having a house party, you want all the bangers together so you don’t have to skip a track.
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Andrew (105,015) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Saturday 20 January 2024; 00:22)
I couldn't express myself better then what you said David; he has deterred me from engaging on the board or even visiting it many many times. Any break I've taken on this board is because of how immature and disrespectful his behaviour is. He has this disturbing inability to not understanding everyone has opinions and there's no king of the correct perspective. I've honestly thought how dreadful it would be to have to know this person in the physical world.
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This is a reply to message 105,013 by David from USA
(Friday 19 January 2024; 22:30)
Kardashian vs. Stella (104,993) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Thursday 18 January 2024; 05:59)
I'm sorry, if you think the Kardashian are in the same sphere or level as Stella, you're taking too many hallucinations. It's Vogue (Kardashians) vs. National Enquirer (Stella). It's that simple, despite how you saw the Kardashians 10 years ago with their original faces and bodies. Time and opinions have marched on past from how they began. I'm not understanding how people can compare.
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Clarity clarification (104,644) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Sunday 24 December 2023; 20:52)
I was hoping to have a convo about the albums we think MC has a crystal clear vocal album. Not sales. What albums could be sung without production or background? Emancipation is very well produced, the debut is extremely produced. Got me?
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This is a reply to message 104,643 by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Sunday 24 December 2023; 18:37)
Clarity (104,643) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Sunday 24 December 2023; 18:37)
Not the conversation I was trying to have, but yes Edward.
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This is a reply to message 104,637 by Edward from USA
(Sunday 24 December 2023; 13:26)
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