Mary J. Blige | No More Drama

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Postby Benjamin » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:18 pm

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I just realized how amazing this song is again when it showed up on iTunes DJ Shuffle thingy.

'No More Drama' came out in 2002, when I was 14 years old. At that time I had a rough time, with a lot of things going on. I was struggling with the world and most of all with myself. I don't want to go into details, but for a couple of years afterwards I've had quite a rough time. Of course I was in puberty, but there were a lot of other things going on, that I maybe shouldn't have dealt with at such a young age.
This track has been my anthem during those years. It may sound cliché, but all I wanted at the time was my life to be drama free. I was longing for the moment I felt free and happy. I would listen to 'No More Drama' and Mary's emotional voice. It's like she shared the pain with me.

This song just popped up on my iTunes and listening to it, I got goosebumps. I even shed a tear just now. The power of music.
I realize now that my life has been good for quite some time now. I'm happy, and I have no drama going on. Recently I feel like I'm on the top of the world. Like I'm flying.

It's been 8 years since this song was released, but it feels like a lifetime ago. Now that I'm good, I;m still inspired by it. I think 'No More Drama' is an anthem for everyone, to remind that you should live your life to the max. That you should live your life for you and that you should make it as confortable as possible for yourself.

I'm sorry to go all emotional on you guys, but I just wanted to share. I love this song and I love Mary. She's such an inspiration!
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Postby Dru4life » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:19 pm

It's such an amazing song. It was a new emancipation for Mary. She overcame her problems and fears and pains and she was a whole new woman.


Maybe the thread should be moved into the retro though. I've always wondered about this.
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I know I’m going under..."
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Postby Pompeii » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:23 pm

Such a classic and powerful record! It's a song that means a lot to me.
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Postby Noahh » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:47 pm

One of the best songs EVER!! It's definitely a classic. Listening to it right now...
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Postby arronlei » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:47 am

I also had a similar experience recently with this song, I appreciate it much more now then when it was released.
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Postby Dru4life » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:51 am

arronlei wrote:I also had a similar experience recently with this song, I appreciate it much more now then when it was released.
it does send shivers through you! I have the same experiences with 911 feat wyclef.
"I can feel it when your holding me close

You're like your one of the world wonders

I know I’m going under..."
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Postby GlennW04 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:22 am

LOVE this song!!! Probably in my Top 50 of all time... and my favourite Mary song ever!!!!
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Postby TheRealest » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:24 am

This song is amazing! Mary really was on fire this era. Oh and Mariah was in the video for like a second. :lol:
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Postby xtofer » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:21 am

Mary J's best song! 8-)
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Postby Hype » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:24 am

Excellent song!
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Postby dereon » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:38 am

Hype wrote:Excellent song!
Stronger was an anthem as well but such a shame that it went unnoticed!
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Postby Loveguru » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:02 pm

Urgh this song is always ever special
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Postby toni_pest » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:03 pm

Family Affair >>
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Postby hellohello » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:16 am

Mary going all church girl on us. Her voice in this sounds strained but still good.
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Postby GetBack » Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:06 am

I love this song, I wasn't a fan of Mary before but this made me love her.
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Postby DOSSOME » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:16 am

Here it's easily one of her signature songs
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Postby Gravity » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:17 pm

This is her best song.
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Postby Goldmoney » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:05 am


Glitteriah :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby TheRealest » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:44 pm

I don’t know
Only God knows where the story ends
For me
But I know where the story begins
It’s up to us to choose
Whether we win or lose
And I choose to win
Oh oo oh oo oh!
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Postby iMacourey » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:26 am

An amazing song. One of my all-time favourites. 8-)
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Postby iNewYorker » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:23 am

This song makes me cry. A signature MJB song. The grammy performance shits on this version.

Also, it's 15 years ago this song was now released.
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