Mariah Carey feat. Cam'ron
Released: 24th March 2003.
The second release from Mariah's "Charmbracelet" album is this brilliant R&B collaboration, which samples last year's "Oh Boy" by Cam'ron and features the rapper himself. It's far and away one of her best R&B tracks thus far, and with steady airplay and the awesome video on rotation, Mariah looks set to better her last single's chart position and blast into the Top 5!
After the promising "Through The Rain", it looked as though Mariah had finally got her music career back on track. Unfortunately, the album "Charmbracelet" proved to be completely bland, and I don't suppose it really mattered which track she was going to choose as the next single. "Boy (I Need You)" uses the high-pitched sample from Cam'ron's "Boy", which was good on that song, but not so good on this one. I think Mariah should admit that this isn't really her thing, and go back to the days of pop classics and beautiful ballads.