September 27, 2002

Much O-Bliged

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Continuing her No More Drama crusade, the ‘queen of Hip-Hop soul,’ Mary J. Blige has released Dance for Me, an uncharacteristically drama-free compilation featuring ten hits from three previous albums, remixed club-kid style.

For those of you who are already fans of Ms. Blige’s ghetto-fabulous work, don’t pick up Dance for Me seeking to delve deeper into the usual ‘cheating man who broke my heart’ world in which she croons so well in her trademark voice.

Instead, Blige has employed a team of well-known mix masters including Junior Vasquez and Thunderpuss, among others, to shake the drama off her old material and breathe into it some new life.

While what the