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Name: RJJ12
Country: USA
A fan since 1990. Favorite Mariah quotes, "It doesn't matter how I look, if I'm singin..." & "I can't even know what to say." I love R&B and Hip Hop, but I listen to any genre of music as long as the song is great. Love saaaanger/songwriters. I'm not a "yes" fan but I do give credit when its due.
Re: What sank Charmbracelet? (100,835) (100,837) by RJJ12 from USA
(Tuesday 26 July 2022; 18:53)
I agree with you on the lyrics. It’s on par with Butterfly. I always thought of Charmbracelet as Butterfly part 2. Or maybe the bookend of what Butterfly started with the whispery vocals and personal lyrics to the songs she wrote.
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Re: What sank Charmbracelet? (100,807) (100,821) by RJJ12 from USA
(Monday 25 July 2022; 18:43)
The single choices and the whisper vocals. Ballads were out of fashion when [Through the rain] came out here in the States. It was all about the r&b and hip hop collabs in 2002, which is funny because she helped popularize it in 95. [...] This was the peak of this formula. The record company should have went with "You got me" as the first single. It was up tempo, the guitar riff was infectious, and it had Jay [Z] on it. The second single should have been Clown to capitalize on the Eminem beef. It would have been played out of sheer curiosity. When TTR and BOTHB were seldomly played, both times the radio DJ stopped the songs mid way and said, I love Mariah but her songs are two [sic] slow and old fashioned. Damn.
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Re: Some trivia for you (100,648) (100,660) by RJJ12 from USA
(Tuesday 5 July 2022; 21:05)
Oooh Roberto Antonio I'm in Chicago now. Tell us more about this man you moved there for.
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Re: GOATS and Lambs (100,635) (100,640) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 2 July 2022; 05:49)
I'm an OG lamb from Vision of Love days. I've spend endless amounts of time and money towards my love for this lady's music. But not all of us OGs are going to come on here and bash her saying she's an embarrassment and why won't she use her money and resources to get help. That's all some fans do. Bash what's left of this lady and kick her while she is down. And claiming that they do so because they've been there from the beginning is just BS. Not everyone feels that way that is an OG. I rather celebrate what's left and pray she pulls herself out of whatever she is struggling with. She's 50, which is around the same age that Whitney died (48), Michael (50) and Prince who almost made it to 60 (57). If she continues down this path, she doesn't have much time left. Why not pray for her, wish her well. I guess do what you want, but not all OG fans feel the same way.
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Re: BET performance (100,587) (100,589) by RJJ12 from USA
(Monday 27 June 2022; 16:41)
Why did she sound better than the record? I wish it was longer.
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,495) (100,503) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 18 June 2022; 06:25)
Randy. I'm happy that you were strong enough to get yourself through alcoholism and mental illness. Not everyone is that strong. When you were at your very bottom of your addiction and your illness, would it have helped having a bunch of people judge you and tell you that you know better. Or would someone with a kind and open heart offering to pray for you and giving you words of motivation and encouragement a better solution. Would it had helped if everyone gave up on you because "you knew better?" It's obvious that you surround yourself with negative people and your heartless post is proof of that. A "friend" gleefully sending you a video of someone in a very bad place sounds like toxic energy I would never have around me in this day in age. I protect my peace. Had I been as petty and childish as that Beyoncé fan, I would have sent all of Billboards top ten listings since 2006 because she's been missing the list since her sophomore album. Someone put her on the back of a milk carton. And to bring up who you know is still on here, but playing dumb to cover for him. No one's convinced. I would never align myself with someone who asks the poster that gave Mariah his grandmothers diamond necklace for their e-mail only to reveal a private interaction between them on this board when it's obvious that kid had mental health issues just to embarrass him and for likes. That's gotta be a new kind of low. Nope, I'm not interested in kicking anyone when their [sic] down. And I refuse to align myself with toxic people. I refuse to go backwards and surround myself with people who live on a low frequency and find joy seeing others in a low point in their life.
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,498) (100,502) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 18 June 2022; 06:02)
Stacey. When I look in the mirror I look great love. So your read fell flat. More importantly, I have compassion inside seeing someone on a stage who is obviously in a very bad place. The last time she had gained this much weight, disheveled, and displayed a mixture of alcohol and pills was that stupid tour she had to do since MIAM flopped so that the record company could recoup the money they invested in financing that project. I was positive we were going to lose her then. Then again during her Stella years. I don't put this lady on a pedestal nor do I crucify her poor choices. I pray for her. That God helps her find the strength that she has written about from her faith to pull through, because, one day, she will succumb to her vices, and not be with us anymore. I would hate to see that happen to someone whose lyrics brought so much joy and strength to get me through some dark times. Times I'm glad I spent dealing with alone without judgement from the righteous. God bless you.
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,491) (100,501) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 18 June 2022; 05:33)
Edward really? Now a medical diagnosis is an excuse. How about praying for her? How about saying, something is seriously wrong here. How about alcoholism and mixing it with meds is a recipe for disaster. How about, she's backsliding into dangerous territory when she was managed by Crustella. Every grown adult knows better. Yet, we lose people everyday to alcoholism, mental illness, and mixing pills with alcohol. I pray that Mariah gets clean. That she goes to rehab and goes back to her Bible studies and stays true to what she learned when she took her intensive courses and God made the impossible happen and blessed her with a second run at the top in 2005. Something is not right. Instead of judging her, I'm going to pray for her. I don't know her at all and it's obvious she is far from the watered down image Sony sold us. I would hate to wake up tomorrow reading that the lady whose music brought me so much joy died succumbing to addiction. Michael, Whitney, Prince. It's sad that losing "stars" to their addiction is so common. If I was in the throws of addiction. I would hate to have any judgmental people around. Thank God I have a family firm in the faith that would use all their spiritual armor to pray to God that I pull out of it.
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,491) (100,500) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 18 June 2022; 05:20)
I had a very close family member with mental health issues. She went back and forth for years taking her meds. It was a horrible battle and we had to get involved many times. Not everyone is strong enough to do it on their own. Many people relapse. Many people don't make it. It's painful to see her like that. But y'all crucify the lady. She's 50, way past her prime and is still among us. Michael, Prince, and Whitney all died succumbing to their substance abuse. If the same happens to her, you all going to come here and bash her, saying she deserves it. I don't hear any of their fans bashing them for their life choices or their flaws. These artists are human, not God. Lambs are the only ones critical of this lady, wishing for comebacks that are not going to happen. Instead of bashing her, why not pray for her. All I see is judgement. "She has all this money, all these resources." Rich people are some of the saddest people in the world. Money doesn't solve everything, but God can. Not a single prayer for this lady. If she passes an untimely death, please keep your crocodile tears. God, not money, is the answer. Matthew 7:1 "Do not judge, or you will be judged." Matthew 6:33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things shall be added on to you."
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,484) (100,485) by RJJ12 from USA
(Friday 17 June 2022; 20:20)
What is a manic episode in bipolar disorder?

In the manic phase of bipolar disorder, it's common to experience feelings of heightened energy, creativity, and euphoria. If you're experiencing a manic episode, you may talk a mile a minute, sleep very little, and be hyperactive. You may also feel like you're all-powerful, invincible, or destined for greatness.
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Re: Songwriters speech (100,481) (100,483) by RJJ12 from USA
(Friday 17 June 2022; 20:09)
Are people that hateful to not realize that she was obviously having a manic episode while on stage? This is classic bipolar behavior. Mariah has two modes. When she is coherent and taking her meds and they are working, we get speeches like the Billboard one. When her bipolar disorder kicks in, we get the speech she gave at the SWHOF. Please educate yourselves and google manic episode in google for bipolar disorder. Do you all think that this is something that just went away when she was diagnosed in 2001? Are we really judging someone's behavior due to their mental health disorder? So rich coming from "fans" who claim to be educated and faultless. Do better, be better. Stop trolling and judging for thumbs up on a fan board. It's childish and shows some of you are "eternally 12" mentally. Mariah's bipolar. A real medical condition. What is your excuse?
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Re: Billboard Music Awards (100,205) (100,206) by RJJ12 from USA
(Thursday 21 April 2022; 02:26)
This is a smart move and I think she will be a surprise performer. The song has had a slow climb and I think it will end up having legs throughout the summer.
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Re: Mariah Carey Masterclass (100,176) (100,178) by RJJ12 from USA
(Friday 15 April 2022; 21:51)
Hi Jamie from the UK. I'm in the states so not sure if this will work but here is the YouTube link to the first video of her masterclass on her YouTube page.
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Mariah Carey Masterclass (100,172) by RJJ12 from USA
(Friday 15 April 2022; 15:59)
The first three episodes are on her YouTube page. My favorite on is how to produce using your voice. This masterclass exceeded all my expectations and is one of the best things she has ever done. Her team should use clips from this masterclass to promote her. It feels like a re-introduction of Mariah Carey to today's music audience. I can't wait for The Butterfly Room.
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Re: The Roof (When I Feel the Need) (100,165) (100,167) by RJJ12 from USA
(Friday 15 April 2022; 02:57)
I'm shocked that you love it Randy. The more I listen to it the more I tend to go back to it and notice listen changes and the intricacies. I love the new intro and the outro is sooooo lush. I didn't think the whistles were necessary but after a few more listens I love them.
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The Roof feat Brandy (100,162) by RJJ12 from USA
(Friday 15 April 2022; 00:11)
I like it. Doesn't stray away from the original much at all. The backgrounds, ad libs, and Brandy's parts sound so lush. The only thing I don't like is Mariah's new lead vocal. Sounds dry and course in some parts, just like the BER lead when she sings the first verse. I've seen clips of the masterclass and it looks cool.
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Mariah live (100,152) by RJJ12 from USA
(Thursday 14 April 2022; 01:05)
Mariah was in ig live. That's the third time in like a month she has jumped on a social media platform to communicate to her fans. Looks like the reworking of [The Roof] will be a duet with Brandy and there might be video footage of this in her masterclass. What are you all most excited for?
The Roof with Brandy
New/inspirational album
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Re: Mariah's next number one (100,148) (100,151) by RJJ12 from USA
(Thursday 14 April 2022; 01:01)
Well said Special K. How are you doing these days?
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Re: Mariah's next number one (100,146) (100,147) by RJJ12 from USA
(Wednesday 13 April 2022; 14:35)
No one is combatting theories. Billboard was clear about their rule. There is no such thing as "fan driven" number 1s. If that was the case Mariah would have a lot more 1s. TGIFY only went number 1 because urban radio was playing the heck out of the remix while the original version collected dust. Even with Fantasy debuting at #1 and staying there for 8 consecutive weeks, the kids today don't know the song. Lol. Fans can stream and request but it will be the general public and radio that would take BER to number 1. People should just enjoy the remix.
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Re: Billboard Hot 100 (100,138) (100,139) by RJJ12 from USA
(Tuesday 12 April 2022; 13:59)
Hi T. My source is Billboard, where they explained the 50% rule and explicitly stated that the remix has not yet made up for at least half of the points. It's lacking in streams and radio plays. Let's not make up conspiracy theories and get worked up over nothing. The song has had a slow climb. It's been out since September 2021. I think the remix will gain popularity as the weather warms up. Even if she doesn't get credit I'm enjoying the remix anyway.
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Re: Stella would've gotten her credited (100,125) (100,126) by RJJ12 from USA
(Monday 11 April 2022; 04:47)
I read in another forum that the Billboard rule is the remix has to be the dominant version by at least 50%. So stream away and request it on radio. Lol.
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Re: #3 (100,102) (100,111) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 9 April 2022; 02:24)
Many fans would have laughed at the idea of Mariah having a current shot at a 20th #1. Now she's so close. I remember when she hit 18 the stans would always say 19th #1 for every single released afterwards only to have their dreams crushed. Then the more jaded fans would start making fun of them and calling them delusional. I hope I start seeing 20th #1 again to future singles. One can dream right. Every once and a while, dreams come true - lol.
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Re: Faded (100,092) (100,098) by RJJ12 from USA
(Tuesday 5 April 2022; 20:55)
One of the gems from that era. It would have done well on radio.
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Re: Upcoming events (100,077) (100,078) by RJJ12 from USA
(Sunday 3 April 2022; 02:48)
Add the re-imaged version of [The Roof]. She said that was [before] the masterclass comes out.
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Re: Any news (99,982) (99,984) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 26 March 2022; 03:46)
Mimi L. I've missed you lady. How are you? How is the married life treating you beautiful? I'm actually excited in hearing the remix. I'm glad Mariah jumped on it even though poor Latto couldn't get her story straight as to whether she ever heard the song before or even knew of Mariah. I've been wanting Mariah to jump on other songs as a feature for a while.
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