What's the 411? Remix

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What's The 411? Remix
Remix album by Mary J. Blige
Released December 7, 1993 (1993-12-07)
Recorded 1992–93
Genre
Length 77:06
Label MCA/Uptown
Producer Tim "Buttnaked" Dawg (exec.), Tony Dofat, Teddy Riley, Darrin Whittington, Kenny Kornegay, Daddy-O, Tumblin' Dice, 3rd Eye, Mark Sparks, Dave Hall, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Vincent Herbert
Mary J. Blige chronology
What's the 411?
(1992)
What's the 411? Remix
(1993)
My Life
(1994)
Singles from What's the 411? Remix
  1. "You Don't Have to Worry"
    Released: October 19, 1993
  2. "My Love"
    Released: May 28, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

What's the 411? Remix is a remix album by American recording artist Mary J. Blige. The album was released on December 7, 1993 on MCA/Uptown Records. Executively produced by "Buttnaked" Tim Dawg, What's the 411? Remix is a primarily remix album with Blige's critically acclaimed and well-received debut album being remixed, with guests and producers such as Diddy, Teddy Riley, Craig Mack, Heavy D, The Notorious B.I.G., and K-Ci Hailey. Both Craig Mack and The Notorious B.I.G. would later sign on Diddy's own imprint Bad Boy Records first rap artists, after Combs was fired from Uptown Records a year earlier. Nonetheless, the album received favorable reviews and debuted at number 118 on the US Billboard 200 and at number 22 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It is often considered by some[who?] as a predecessor to Blige's album My Life.

Background[edit]

What's the 411? Remix opened at number one-hundred eighteen on the US Billboard 200, and entered at number twenty-two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album is a remix of Blige's debut studio album, What's the 411?.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Leave a Message" (featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy, K-Ci Hailey, Martin Lawrence and Tim Dog) Tony Dofat 3:38
2. "You Don't Have to Worry" (featuring Craig Mack) Darrin Whittington, Kenny Kornegay 4:38
3. "My Love" (featuring Heavy D) Teddy Riley 7:13
4. "Real Love" (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.) Daddy-O 4:47
5. "What's the 411?" (featuring K-Ci Hailey and The Notorious B.I.G.) Tumblin' Dice 4:54
6. "Reminisce" (featuring C.L. Smooth) 3rd Eye 5:11
7. "Mary & Andre" (featuring Andre Harrell) Tim Dawg 0:27
8. "Sweet Thing"   Mark Sparks 3:43
9. "Love No Limit" (featuring Kid Capri) Daddy-O 4:04
10. "You Remind Me" (featuring Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth) Dave Hall, Sean "Puffy" Combs 5:56
11. "Changes I've Been Going Through"   Teddy Riley 4:31
12. "I Don't Want to Do Anything" (featuring K-Ci Hailey) Vincent Herbert 6:01
Sample credits
  • "Real Love (Remix)" contains a sample of "Superman Theme" as performed by Leon Klatzkin, "Clean Up Woman" as performed by Betty Wright, "Hihache" as performed by Lafayette Afro Rock Band, and "So Wat Cha Sayin'" as performed by EPMD.
  • "Love No Limit (Puffy's Remix)" contains a sample of "Risin' to the Top" as performed by Keni Burke.
  • "You Don't Have to Worry (Remix Main with Rap)" contains a sample of "Ode to Billie Joe" as performed by Lou Donaldson.
  • "What's the 411? (Remix)" contains a sample of "Superman Lover" as performed by Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
  • "Reminisce (Bad Boy Remix)" contains a sample of "New Generation" as performed by The Classical Two and "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" as performed by Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 118
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 22

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