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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.
VOL 9/11/16 (66,172) by RJJ12 from USA
(Monday 12 September 2016; 8:14)
Another great job with VOL on the final night. She talks about an unreleased song at the end called "Do the Coat" that she said she did a while ago that she hasn't released. When is she going to release this stuff? It's like she teases us with these songs she's made but never released and then we never see the light of day. I wonder if she did it while she was under Def Jam. I wonder if she has the ability to release all the unreleased material she made while with them. I really need an album of unreleased songs from both labels. Maybe a two disc set.
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Re: New album wishlist (66,092) (66,143) by RJJ12 from USA
(Sunday 11 September 2016; 20:03)
Hi Robert Anthony. You actually have an impressive list. We can at least say that the Weeknd, Diane Warren, Crystal, and JD are in the bag. The only other feature that has to happen is the Drake/40 collab. 40 is a brilliant producer and Drake is very talented and isn't afraid to do a love song. A hot song from them would fly up the charts. Come on Mariah, he isn't connected to Nikki via Meek Mill. Tory Lanez is overrated and egotistical for me, I prefer Bryson Tiller. I love how he quotes "Shake it off" on the second verse of Don't. A hot uptempo from Timbo feat Missy would be hot like Janet's "Burn it up". I know he didn't produce that but it sounds like a track of his. Mariah and Jazmine on some throwback song. Babyface and Mike Will. I need something magical like Melt Away and Faded. I never heard of Illangelo and discovered he is a producer/songwriter. He has some hot stuff. Doe he do work with Banks as well? Thanks for sharing your list, I like discovering new music.
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Re: Am I too late? (66,079) (66,140) by RJJ12 from USA
(Sunday 11 September 2016; 19:20)
You made some great points and I agree with everything you said except for the MIAM part. I still really like that album, even if the songs were all rehash of her 24 year career at the time. I think that was the point of the album. It was great to see her record all of these different songs sequencing them perfectly in the album to where they flowed seamlessly. I always thought YDKWTD, Faded, Beautiful, Dedicated, and Meteorite had great hit potential but she paid the album dust. Which is really annoying. Anyway I do agree with you as far as bad song quality such as Triumfail and Crapfinity. Those should have stayed on the cutting room floor. It is time for her to try some new/present day sounds and experiment.
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Mariah in the studio (66,139) by RJJ12 from USA
(Sunday 11 September 2016; 19:06)
Glad to see she is continuing to record. I just hope she doesn't run herself too thin where she isn't resting her voice enough and staying away from alcohol. Her voice sounded a little tired recently.
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Re: Vegas 9/7/16 (66,017) (66,064) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 10 September 2016; 2:27)
NP Licia. I liked how she sang the first verse. She is looking, sounding, and performing like a star. I also like this gradual improvement that has gone on all year with her. I hope she continues. Did you hear her sing Honey? She sings those two verses so good. This is for you and this_is_qhm.
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Re: Mariah's posts (66,034) (66,063) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 10 September 2016; 2:13)
Hello Mandy. Mariah's latest bathtub pics don't bother me, but I do agree with you that she should probably hire a professional to take the pic and have the ability to dissern as to which pics are appropriate to post, which should just stay on the phone, and which should just be deleted. For me, this is Mariah's "give 0 f*cks era". Meaning, she's kind of done what she's wanted in every aspect of her life without really worrying about how people would perceive her except when it comes to the superficial. Kind of like how Michael Jackson got where he dictated his life without taking consultation from others. Someone should filter what she does and only reveal to the public what would put her in a positive light to the public. If you take a look at the second pic where she is laying back in the tub with her eyes closed, it's a sexy yet classy pic. That should have been the only one posted. The other one would have just been deleted. "What happened to the other pic you ask Mariah? I'm so sorry, I accidentally deleted it."
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Re: Duet With Ja Rule prevented a sophomore slump (66,011) (66,062) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 10 September 2016; 1:44)
Oooh I touched a nerve did I? So why do you keep reading and replying? Is it because I pay you dust? You definitely don't run on all four cylinders so you ride the short bus to that bar you work at. "Why you so obsessed with me, I really dont wanna know." Stay in your lane.
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Vegas 9/7/16 (66,009) by RJJ12 from USA
(Friday 9 September 2016; 3:56)
Wow Ty you went to a great show. She did the best VOL of this leg and even hit that F5 at the end. She also did another great performance of TGIFY and of course she killed My All.
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Re: Duet With Ja Rule prevented a sophomore slump (65,970) (66,007) by RJJ12 from USA
(Friday 9 September 2016; 2:54)
Don't think for a minute that you stumped me, as I've just been too busy living my life to actually take the time out to respond. Your one and only receipt ever on the board is laughable (Roger Friedman was a known Mariah basher before she put him on the payroll as reported on an article on this board and the article has tons of inaccuracies to take seriously). The case was dropped for Can't Let Go as reported by MTV's Week In Rock as the 9 notes that they claim were lifted were cited as common cord progressions in popular music and the songwriting duo were presented with two songs released in 1989 with the same cords, Keith Sweats "Make It Last" and Taylor Dayne's "Love Will Lead You Back". It was basically, drop the case or they will sue you next. During this case it was also clarified that Mariah composes the lyrics and the melody on top of the music that is presented to her as she explains here at the 6:31 mark. You don't lie or embellish? There was never an argument that sampling was "normal" in 1991. Re-read my post. It was the simple fact that "sampling" was a relatively new concept in 1991 mostly used by hip hop producers. You lie, embellish, troll, and flip flop your position as it suits whatever manufactured drama you create that day. (Randy being a prime example.) Red herring indeed. Finally, how easily you forgot that I changed my avatar after you stated Mariah should wear pants like Celine and stop having black people on the stage. I responded with a video of Celine singing with a black back up singer on stage and said your pants idea was boring unless it was something similar to the cover. To which, like always, you have no response. It's you that keeps reading my posts and can't help but reply thinking "Ill get him this time", only to be shot down again. You are quite obsessed, pressed, and recently boring. You are no fun anymore. I can picture you waving your fist in the air while yelling "curses". Surely.
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Re: Duet With Ja Rule prevented a sophomore slump (65,936) (65,955) by RJJ12 from USA
(Wednesday 7 September 2016; 2:27)
Well then the brainless one would be you since you replied to my post and were going on a few weeks ago about how she couldn't have known. Copying ideas to sabotage by releasing the songs before and when Loverboy was released to block its #1 potential is different from the label not initially giving credit to the original composers in the early 90's when sampling was still a new concept. Who couldn't hear Best Of My Love or I Want To Thank You in those songs? It was obvious. The difference is Sony compensated the original composers where Mariah was left scrambling to re-record and the borrower of ideas has yet to tell the truth or at least compensate her financially. Nonsense is trying to say both scenarios are the same, but then again, nonsense has been your platform since you arrived on the board.
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Honey 9-3-16 (65,930) by RJJ12 from USA
(Tuesday 6 September 2016; 6:14)
I used to never watch the Honey performances as it used to be mostly lipped but now she sings most of it live except for the very end. Her tone here sounds so good and I love how she goes for the "cause its blatant that I'm feeling you" growl/belt combo every night. She has me watching her uptempos more to hear what she does next vocally. Some could be mistaken for pre-records as she sounds that good.
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Duet With Ja Rule prevented a sophomore slump (65,924) by RJJ12 from USA
(Tuesday 6 September 2016; 0:54)
So Lopez's team admitted to knowing that Mariah sampled the same song. So no more "she didn't know" comments about Mariah being petty saying maybe La Lopez didn't know. With "I don't know her" seemingly not going anywhere, especially with the birth of "I still don't know her" don't expect Mariah to do anything with JLo soon. JLo's team is so smart for finally addressing it like this. Ashanti even admitted they kept her vocals, but supposedly taking off her leads, hmm. Thoughts anyone? Is anyone's minds changed after reading this?
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Re: Beacon Theatre 2016 (65,897) (65,906) by RJJ12 from USA
(Monday 5 September 2016; 18:28)
I don't know but I think this short clip of her singing Charlie Brown Christmas in Vegas on 9/3/16 is a good indication she's going to do it this year. Her whisper register sounds better than the record here.
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August 28th Vegas moments (65,893) by RJJ12 from USA
(Sunday 4 September 2016; 22:50)
Yay to continued improved vocals and more stripping back some pre-records on another song. Here is Mariah singing the first verse of Fantasy live again and she sounds good. How long has it been since she sung that part live? This is my favorite TGIFY performance on this leg. She even did a little scatting. Her belts sound so full and rich. And of course she did another great performance of My All on the 28th. She has a lot of great moments from the 28th.
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It's Like That Vegas (65,891) by RJJ12 from USA
(Sunday 4 September 2016; 20:15)
I really like this performance. She finally ditched "Crapfinity" for a throwback. I hope she keeps replacing the song with others. I like how Mariah agrees with how her promo shot is supposed to look like here.
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Re: Article: Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez together on stage? (65,835) (65,867) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 3 September 2016; 23:08)
this_is_qhm. I love how you got MTV together with your post. If I could give your post 100 up posts I would. Mariah has no new music to promote so why do it? MTV and Jennifer would be the only ones to benefit since JLo is promoting that horrible "Ain't Yo Mama" and MTV needs ratings for their failing awards show. Once they took away the focus on music and stopped making shows that the artists could come on, it lost its appeal. They never gave Mariah an award anyway. She only got TRL awards in 2006 for her videos going number one on their show which are voted on by the viewers. Did you see the article celebrating the anniversary of I'm Real? They finally admit that they knew Mariah sampled Firecraker as well and dismissed it in two sentences as a "coincidence" and kept it moving. JLo's team is smart. They finally addressed it as just a mere coincidence and nothing else. I wonder what Mariah's response would be to the way that story was told. JRule having access to Tommy's jet because they needed the song released asap. Why in such a hurry? They admit in the article had it not been for the remix (Mariah's ideas) Jennifer would have suffered a sophomore slump. Things that make you go give a crazy side eye.
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Re: Michael Jackson cover (65,817) (65,865) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 3 September 2016; 22:44)
Hi B. She mentioned Michael's Butterflies in her Complex interview. Such an underrated song and I'd love for her to cover it. I like your idea.
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Re: Will Mariah extend her Vegas residency? (65,786) (65,847) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 3 September 2016; 2:44)
Well her two year contract is up, so that's good news because if she re-signs, hopefully it will be next year when she has new music so she can perform a whole new show and not be tied to the #1s. It was so nostalgic to hear her sing the first 4 singles as she hardly gives the other 3 the time of day, but I'm ready for a show where she implements rare songs and more uptempos. So I'm all for a new Vegas show with a different theme.
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Re: Vegas has made Mariah a better performer (65,781) (65,846) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 3 September 2016; 2:40)
Thanks Deedre I appreciate that. I love your post as well and how hard you go for Mariah. I'm on the same boat with you. I focus on what has improved as I come here to escape life's dramas.
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Re: Mariah Carey fala de Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Mad (65,782) (65,845) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 3 September 2016; 2:38)
Thank you Haiji Toro. She respects Madonna and even though Madonna started the shade in the past and they are still competitive with each other, I believe they have left the past behind. Here is Madonna saying she likes Mariah's new record (TMB). Just for you.
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Re: Hero (65,825) (65,844) by RJJ12 from USA
(Saturday 3 September 2016; 2:35)
From my observation its VOL, IBT, OSD, and TGIFU that are completely live. You can always check thediaryofMariahCarey. They only post the live moments.
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Mariah Carey fala de Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Mad (65,776) by RJJ12 from USA
(Thursday 1 September 2016; 8:53)
I never knew there was audio of this interview. Nice.
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Re: Vegas has made Mariah a better performer (65,749) (65,775) by RJJ12 from USA
(Thursday 1 September 2016; 6:58)
No problem Licia. I love your posts by the way. One of my favorite people here. Do you go to thediaryofMariah page on YouTube? They have been documenting all her performances this year and post highlights of only the live parts. It's been nice to see her evolution from the February Vegas leg, to the tour, the June Leg, and this final one. Did you see this latest My All video? So good. Just get rid of the pre-records that come in the beginning of the last two choruses. No need for them anymore. Her live vocals sound so good here. The people are actually cheering for her here. When I went last year in July, everyone was quiet. I like how the guy at the end said "wow". Can you image if her singing this song would be televised? If she keeps taking care of her voice and sounding this good, we might just get one more great tv performance once she has new music. I'm so over her having these moments here because of her relying on pre-record moments.
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Re: Boobies and butts and turbans era (65,737) (65,772) by RJJ12 from USA
(Thursday 1 September 2016; 5:24)
No problem Ribbon. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Her few sentences said a whole lot and I think summed up what happened. Mariah was too much woman, too much of everything for young Nick to handle. He had his way with this one and that one but being in a relationship with a mature woman proved to be too much. She basically said he needs more experience before dealing with a woman like "Butterfly". Lol.
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Re: The Emancipation Of Mimi evokes feelings of nostalgia (65,767) (65,770) by RJJ12 from USA
(Thursday 1 September 2016; 2:08)
I hated the Neptune produced tracks on the Mimi album and thought they were the weakest tracks on the album. The beats they gave her were sub-par and you know they gave her those whack beats to get some quick cash on a deep pocket star whom they figured would never chart in the top ten again. I know Pharrell was kicking himself that he didn't give Mariah a "Can't Rely on you" by Paloma Faith or a "Happy" once she became 2005's chart queen with multiplatinum sales by the end of the year. She gave up production credits for the first time in 14 years for those tracks? I'm sure if he works with her again he knows now to give her the best of what he has to offer. Jermaine's remix of Say Somethin makes the original hide under a table in embarrassment as the lyrics actually come alive on the remix and she is actually singing.
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