April 16, 2017

Method Man ft. Mary J. Blige 'All I Need' (Video, 1995)

Method Man Mary J. Blige All I Need Hip Hop Nostalgia

Is Method Man & Mary J. Blige's 'I'll Be There For You / You're All I Need To Get By' the single greatest Hip-Hop & RNB collaboration ever made? Top 5? 10? For the sake of the argument, I am speaking of the Puff Daddy version. Ironically, of all the versions, I enjoy the original ('Tical') album cut the least, but that didn't stop me from purchasing the single on cassette, CD and 12" with the alternate remixes. It was Puff's version that rang out on radio, but the RZA's Razor-Sharp Remix was used for the video and set a fitting backdrop for what the director, Diane Martel, considered an apocalyptic love story. 'All I Need' was released in April, 1995 and 22yrs later, it still goes. Which was your favorite version? Where does it rank among 90s Hip-Hop & RnB collabs? TOP... ? (Updated)