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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.
Re: GOATS and Lambs (100,635) (100,639) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Saturday 2 July 2022; 04:20)
Mimi is way more then a [meme] to [anyone] engaging on this forum, that’s a given.
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Re: GOAT (100,626) (100,631) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Friday 1 July 2022; 06:00)
Hahahaha I forgot when Goat was used as a derogatory name for Mariah Lambs who were actually haters before the acronym G.O.A.T (greatest of all time) became mainstream slang in the 2000's. Lets all be real though, the true GOAT is Mariah.
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Re: Betcha Gon Know feat. Kiddyfiddler (100,627) (100,630) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Friday 1 July 2022; 05:51)
I wish Mariah removed that remix before or around the same time that Celine Dion removed "I'm your Angle", which was a huge Christmas hit. R. Kelly's predatory behaviour has been a public joke, wink and nod since he married Aaliyah when she was 15. I count myself amount the ashamed who bought his music and laughed along with all the jokes and pop culture references to his behaviour. I'm the words of Macklemore's thrift shop: "Smells like R.Kelly's sheets, Pis*."
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She's in on it (100,608) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Wednesday 29 June 2022; 02:35)
I think the missing Lego piece for some Lambs (the group calling themselves the OG fans) is that the public loves the sunglass moments, and lighting jokes, the eye rolls and the tears every now and then etc. That's part of her signature. That's what made Mariah the Meme Queen of social media and has kept her relevant in the public discord even though she's only released three albums in the last 8 years. Non-Mariah fans that I know love that clip of her being wheeled to the stage in an office chair, and no one is laughing at her, they laugh with her. It's bloody hilarious. She knows how to play it out. She doesn't always hit her mark (ie: that radio interview she did years ago in NYC and tried her glasses bit and it didn't land), but people enjoy her and she enjoys them. Would you rather her take the Madonna route? Madonna looks like she was produced by the Mattel factory then stung with bees.
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Much Todo about not much (100,547) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Wednesday 22 June 2022; 00:53)
Even the biggest Queen B fans I know are talking about how meh this new song is. Maybe if Whitney sang it? If only Whitney sang it. Where's the voice? Imagine if Mariah released this as a lead single? Gasp, many on this forum would be sleeping. Look at the song credits: Bey is stacked with influence for what's been years in the making. Bey will slay because the fans have been trained.
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Bros and Pride (100,538) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Monday 20 June 2022; 22:09)
It's literally and simply her supporting her friend Billy Eichner's new film "Bros" that comes out at the end of September.
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Mental illness (100,532) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Sunday 19 June 2022; 22:07)
Just to clarify my perspective: because some of us may have a diagnosed with mental illness, does not make anyone one of us an expert. That's the thing about mental health: everyone's human experience is different; there's no single diagnosis. "We're all the same, for different reasons."
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Re: Expectations vs reality (100,523) (100,528) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Sunday 19 June 2022; 19:23)
Yikes, to compare Mariah to Anna Nicole Smith indicates you know very little about Anna Nicole's life and why she walked the path she did. I'll stop here because wow, to disrespect both women at once, is a task. Howard K Steer vs. Stella. Howard was successful in his life ending destruction of a beloved women, Stella not even close.
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What if that's just Mariah? (100,514) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Sunday 19 June 2022; 01:39)
I love that we've been blessed with so many educated mental health illness experts on this form! Thank you for your service and insight. What if this is just Mariah? What if this is just Mariah being her true self that she continues to try and express to this day? The first time I ever saw Mariah simply, normal, free and authentically be herself was her 1999 Billboards Music Award speech. That speech was fire (after seeing Mariah do the humble basic Celine and Barbra approach for many years on award shows). I know many see Mariah's true self as the groomed women from 1988-1996. That grooming may have resulted in what many see has her golden years, the vocal goddess years. I just want to leave more room and appreciation for that 1999 Billboard Mariah, that GLADD Award Mariah, that [woman] who sang at the Grammy's in February 2006. That women who gave no [...] in 2017 to make it clear on national live television she was being made a fool in real time in that moment (uhhum Stella); and the next year, 2018, stood on that same exact stage and said [...], and blew the Times Square roof off. Let's celebrate when Mariah is Mariah, she's allowed to relax and enjoy herself and go off script as most of us do.

Side note: Mariah's speech is getting very positive media response, and the Song Writers Hall of Fame post they did about Mariah received over 27,000 like vs. Pherell or Lil' Nas (less than five hundred).
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,491) (100,494) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Friday 17 June 2022; 23:30)
I donno, she was elated and excited for this award for months and years. She was over excited, and improving. Mariah told us at the beginning of her speech she was ignoring her prompts. She decided for an off the cuff approach. It reminds me of when she accepted the Ally GLADD Award; she just did her. The GLADD award speech was delivered and received by the community she was talking to so positively. I think she was attempting the same approach here, but staggered. I think she was in her mode of not taking her so seriously and poking fun at herself.

MC pointing out how few women are in the Songwriters Hall of Fame should be the talking point, IMO.
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Re: Beyoncé album? (100,465) (100,469) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Thursday 16 June 2022; 23:25)
How is this Beyonce album a "surprise album", it's coming out in a month. That just sounds like good marketing and timing in the age of sound bites and short attention spans. Mariah released #Beautiful and then a year and a couple weeks later finally dropped the album; that isn't good timing evening in 2013/2014. Beyonce has always been loved by the media, but Beyonce also knows how to play roles and act in each era (Mariah has never released an album as Bianca, where as Beyonce played the role of Sasha Fierce for years).
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Re: Collaborations (100,463) (100,468) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Thursday 16 June 2022; 23:20)
This is such an odd discussion; why is Caution not a "Mariah album" according to some, because she's not belting or throwing her voice off every wall? I think it's a stunning Mariah album; songs like Giving Me Life is exactly how I like to hear Mariah use her voice. It's like saying Joanne isn't a Lady Gaga album because it's not Electric dance pop. I don't think Mariah was chasing any trends for charting with Caution, I think she was genuinely recording a sound she enjoys, with fun and vibrant album artwork. The music videos are also beautiful, classy and fun. It felt very Mariah in 2018, and could even be in 2022, the album still feels current.
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Re: The Roof with Brandy (100,430) (100,432) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Saturday 11 June 2022; 21:16)
Yes! When will The Roof with Brandy be released? It should have been released the moment Master class was, but sigh, the boat was missed for big impact.

Angles Advocate is going to be released. Which version, the Jump Smokers or the R&B duets? I love both versions. Looking back on it, MOAIA wasn't at all the commercial disappointment everyone said it was at the time, by 2009/2010 how people consumed music had already changed significantly.
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Curl-Riah (100,415) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Thursday 9 June 2022; 00:47)
I'm obsessed with Mimi's new hair in the Black Irish promo video. Gorgeous. Stunning. Big. Bold. Fabulous. How can she not be putting out a new album with hair this perfect? This hair is made for a new album cover and lead single.
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Speaking of lawsuits (100,411) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Tuesday 7 June 2022; 21:12)
This lawsuit is ridiculous. How can there be a statute of limitations on sexual assault, but this person can swindle money over a song 30 years after the fact, based on a title? There's many songs called Can't Let Go, or when Ariana Grande sang "a little less conversation and a little more touch my body", does Ariana owe Elvis and Mariah money for using their lyrics in an obvious reference to their songs A Little Less Conversation and Touch My Body? Absurd.

Speaking of lawsuits, where are things sitting with Morgan and Stella's lawsuits? Anyone have details or inside info on what's going on there?
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Re: Why I want another #1 (100,326) (100,330) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Friday 27 May 2022; 03:25)
I couldn't agree more. I go back to a question I posed months back: why is Celine revered more then Mariah and sells more concerts tickets, when her early career and Mariah's are mirrored in many ways? (Celine's voice isn't nearly what it was, exactly why people complain about MC. Celine also hasn't she shown us she has a different way to use her evolved voice. Mariah adjusts, changes approach and moves with her vocal changes. Every album and live performance shows us that.) T. Swift is such an unexplained phenom to me. She can't sing, her looks is basic and basic Hollywood, her idea of feminism is her a-list girlfriend group, and she allowed to genre jump without criticism (unlike Mariah who is still asked why she left a Streisand vibe for a Brandy vibe,20 years later). I could and would go on. But I don't care for a discussion on Swift. I'll just never understand how a committee could devalue Mariah's genius by giving a performer like T. Swift all those accolades. Mariah created her own unique genre and others simply do a good version of a genre we're all comfortable and familiar with imo.
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A-List never dates an A-List (100,329) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Friday 27 May 2022; 03:06)
Hi all. If you could have your A-list Hollywood dream partner for Ms. Mariah Carey from the Hollywood Elites, who would you love to see? (For the record, I love Tanaka and think he's the best partner MC has ever had, this is just a fun convo. Don't get too lit up.) I've always wondered what would have happened if Mariah had married someone on her level after Tommy, like Victoria and David Beckham. Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

I wonder if Mariah dated Mark Wahlberg. They would have been so damn hot as a couple! I could also see a Keanu Reeves because he seems like he's got a great sense of humour. Leo would have been fun as well!

Who could you have seen Mimi with?
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Re: The Roof (When I Feel the Need) (100,310) (100,311) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Friday 20 May 2022; 00:47)
Do we think this added lyrics of "When I feel the need" was something MC was considering for the original "The Roof" or do you think she added it in 2021 with Brandy in the studio? It reminds me of the unreal and mind blowing You're Mine (Eternal) Fedde La Grand remix, where she sung "Love is like suicide". Did she intend for that line to be include in the album/single release, or was it fresh in the moment of the resung remix vocals? God bless when Mimi records new vocals for a remix, often they are stronger on the club remixes then the album version.
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Re: Why Hotlanta (100,266) (100,275) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Thursday 12 May 2022; 23:21)
Why not? It's a huge music hub, it's a gorgeous part of your country with lush nature (and of course all politics aside, because American politics in general are a dumpster fire). There's so many creative people that live in ATL from music to film. It's also extremely inexpensive real estate and you get way more bang for your buck then NY or LA. She also wants more privacy than ever at this point in her life from what I'm getting from her. I get it, the move makes sense!
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Best album addition? (100,260) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Wednesday 11 May 2022; 04:29)
Of all the songs on The Rarities abum, which do you think would have added the most to the experience and enjoyment of respective album it was recorded for? (No, you don't have to replace a song to add the new one from The Rarities.)

My selections in preferred album are:
1) Mesmerized (MIAM)
2) Here we go again (debut)
3) One night (Daydream)

And yes, The Rarities version of Loverboy should have been the single and album version, so it's off the table for this discussion.
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Ironic (100,244) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Friday 6 May 2022; 23:32)
This whole writing credit convo is beyond ironic. The lambs (as a collective) get so frustrated that Mariah is always seen as a singer in the vain of Celine and Whitney and never recognized first as a songwriter, but when a Lamb is disappointed that Mariah isn't being credited as a songwriter, on a major platform, on a signature song of hers, everyone is telling them to move on and that it's not important. Is it no wonder the Songwriters Hall of fame took so long to acknowledge MC?
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The dress bit (100,087) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Monday 4 April 2022; 19:33)
I've got to say, recreating the MTV Whitney/Mariah moment with Dua Lipa and M.T.S was pretty lame last night at the Grammy's. Either artists is even close to Mariah or Whitney's stature; and given that there was hardly any seasoned artists in attendance (it seemed like it was a newbie's night), most of the young artists probably didn't get the reference to that iconic moment in 1998.

The lack of seasoned career artists in attendance really goes to show how little people in the industry really think of the Grammy's. When Bieber is one of the most season artists in attendance, the Academy should reflect on itself. (Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchel were the only other reasoned artists I noticed in attendance.)
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Big streaming (100,060) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Wednesday 30 March 2022; 19:18)
Yay to the B.E. remix being number one in Canada and the USA! Odd about the streaming lack; my friend is only using Amazon Music for streaming, and he says it isn't not available on there, and to listen to it he had to YouTube it. Maybe it's not on Spotify or other streaming services?
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Caution - what a hook! (99,858) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Sunday 6 March 2022; 23:12)
Caution (the song) has such an amazing hook. it's so catchy. Caution woulda been a good lead single to introduce the record. It embodies the entire album. Then GTFO, then A No No as singles. Those songs embody the album IMO (even though GML is my fave on the album. 6 mins and 8 seconds is not long enough ).
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Hero discussion moment (99,847) by Matty from Vancouver Canada
(Saturday 5 March 2022; 05:00)
Caveat: This board has been sedative, and I want to have a friendly discussion, so please read my post as such. Hero annoys me as a MC fan, I've made that clear over my posts. However I one thousand percent understand why people connect and love the song. I'll speak as someone who planed their pee breaks at the five Mariah Carey concerts I've been too, to line up with when she sung Hero. For me Hero reeks of, "it could have been Celine Dion", "it could have been Deborah Cox", it could have been Gloria Estefan (wink wink). It's so far from what makes Mariah unique as an artist, so far from signature Mariah's invented genre. Can it give me chills, absolutely. That's no question, it's a stunningly executed song. That voice, that upswing, that passion. Is it Mariah creatively liberated, no. Hero could be sung and has been sung by so many. Something like Giving Me Life, or Babydoll can only be executed my Mimi.
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