Mary J. Blige is going through some shiz right now. With her 12 year marriage broken, the Diva has turned to the one constant in her life to make sense of her current predicament: music. And it's with the help of Jazmine Sullivan that the Diva has channelled all that angst and created one of her best lead singles to date with the Thick Of It.
Though dabbling in old school Rnb with its sample, the DJ Camper-produced cut remains current sounding and fresh. But it's Mary's soulful vocals that are the real star. Even though I loved her last LP, The London Sessions, I feel like I haven't heard her sing with this kind of conviction in some time.