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The essential Mary J. Blige playlist

Yardbarker Logo By Mya Singleton of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 31: Longtime collaborator Diddy deemed Mary J. Blige as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul since the singer first came onto the music scene in the '90s. In the earlier parts of her career, she used old-school samples with hip-hop production to complement her soulful tone. Mary's discography embodies the feelings that R&B fans adore—love, pain, confidence, and happiness. She uses her familiar experiences to bring her songs to life and helps listeners overcome or celebrate anything they're experiencing. To reflect on the Queen of Hip Hop Soul's legacy and longevity, here are 30 songs that all Mary fans should have in rotation.

The essential Mary J. Blige playlist

Longtime collaborator Diddy deemed Mary J. Blige as the Queen of Hip Hop Soul since the singer first came onto the music scene in the '90s. In the earlier parts of her career, she used old-school samples with hip-hop production to complement her soulful tone. 

Mary's discography embodies the feelings that R&B fans adore—love, pain, confidence, and happiness. She uses her familiar experiences to bring her songs to life and helps listeners overcome or celebrate anything they're experiencing. 

To reflect on the Queen of Hip Hop Soul's legacy and longevity, here are 30 songs that all Mary fans should have in rotation.

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