Reminisce (song)

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Mary J. Blige - Reminisce.jpg
Single by Mary J. Blige
from the album What's the 411?
Released October 13, 1992 (1992-10-13)
Recorded 1992
Genre New jack swing
Length 5:24
Label MCA
Producer(s) Dave "Jam" Hall
Mary J. Blige singles chronology
"Real Love"
"Sweet Thing"

"Reminisce" is a song by American recording artist Mary J. Blige from her debut album, What's the 411?. The song was co-written by Kenny Greene and Dave "Jam" Hall, the song's producer. The song contains a sample of "Stop, Look, Listen" by American rapper MC Lyte. It peaked at number fifty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. A more uptempo and hip hop-inspired remix of the song, featuring duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth, later appeared on Blige's 1993 remix album of the same name.[1]


"Reminisce" is a new jack swing song inspired by 1970s soul music.[2][3] The Observer noted that the song "hinted at the loss and melancholy behind much of hip hop's aggression".[4]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the What's the 411? liner notes.[5]



  1. ^ Bogdanov, Woodstra & Erlewine 2002, p. 109
  2. ^ Myrie, Russell (2006-06-21). "Mary J Blige, Wembley Arena, London". The Independent. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  3. ^ MASSIMO, Rick (2006-05-21). "Geiger, Blige highlights at KISS concert". The Providence Journal. A. H. Belo. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Mary J Blige, Rose Hall, New York 16 October". The Observer. Guardian Media Group. 2005-11-20. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  5. ^ Blige, Mary J. (1992). What's the 411? (Liner Notes) (Compact Disc). Mary J. Blige. Uptown Records. 
  6. ^ "Mary J Blige: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  7. ^ "Mary J. Blige – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Mary J. Blige. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  8. ^ "Mary J. Blige – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Mary J. Blige. Retrieved 2017-03-31.
  9. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: Year End 1993". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-03-31.