First Impressions: Monica & Brandy's Reunion
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Time heals all wounds and Brandy and Monica had some choice words to say to each other back in '98 when they were in the salty seas of a love triangle with "The Boy Is Mine". Now fourteen years after the fact, the two R&B princesses have learned to live and let live because well---that ol' boy they were fussin' and fightin' about wasn't really worth it in the end. As they proclaim in their new duet, "It All Belongs To Me", the two are no longer angst-riddled teens and are celebrating sisterhood by pooling their resources and sing about sending ol' boy flying to the curb, and well, he better watch out because according to this duo he doesn't get to keep that Mac book and that Facebook status is soon to be an embarrassment. Oh, the woes of first world problems....
After rumors and twittering tweets about Brandy and Monica's reunion are now finalized and this track (which will be done in two different versions) will be featured on Monica's upcoming, New Life, and Brandy's still pending Spring release. I can't say that I'm in 'love' this Rico Love production because let's be real---I have "The Boy Is Mine" embedded in my brain and nothing will beat that by miles as it's one of the greatest songs of the 90's. Yet, this is still a worthy candidate for how R&B songs should be sounding in the 21st century as there is enough melody to keep everything crackling and noteworthy. So I give a round of applause for a collaborative effort that shows that we shouldn't count these ladies out of the R&B game just yet.
To reminisce on the love we had, check after the cut to view "The Boy Is Mine" in all of it's late-90's wonder.
Monica & Brandy - It All Belongs To Me