[THROWBACK THURSDAY] Method Man ft Mary J Blige “I’ll Be There for You

[THROWBACK THURSDAY] Method Man ft Mary J Blige “I’ll Be There for You

“I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By” is a Grammy Award-winning duet performed by Method Man and Mary J. Blige



This is Platinum Hip-Hop Throwback choice is Method Man’s All I Need featuring Mary J. Blige. The song is a remix of Method Man’s “All I Need” (which appears on his 1994 debut album Tical), with an interpolation of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s 1968 hit, “You’re All I Need to Get By”. Method teamed up with Mary J. Blige for singing the choruses and backing vocals. There were several versions of this song that were released. One version of the song entitled“Puff Daddy Mix,” which was produced by Sean Combs. The song contains a new instrumental which includes a repeated sample (“Lie together, cry together/I swear to God I hope we fuckin’ die together”) from The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Me & My Bitch”. The other remix version, titled “Razor Sharp Mix” was produced by RZA.

The record sold 800,000 copies and was certified platinum by the RIAA. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on June 3, 1995, and #1 on the R&B singles chart in the May 20, 1995 issue of Billboard Magazine – a position it held for three weeks. It also ended up winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1996. (Wikipedia)




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