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Music Review: It All Belongs To Me by Brandy & Monica


Title:                                   It All Belongs To Me
Artist:                                 Brandy & Monica
Genre:                                R&B
Writer/Producer:     Rico Love
Label:                         RCA Records

Release Date:
The single will be appear in the soon-to-be-released albums of both singers in March 2012.

Track Preview (Courtesy of DailyMusicJamsTV):

Song Lyrics (Painstakingly Transcribed By Moi):

Lovin’ you is hard
I feel like I’m about to hurt myself
And I don’t wanna do it baby

I’m loving you so hard
And the way you’ve acting been no help
No, no, no sugar
Yeah, you got it sweet, don’t you?

You must be glad
You must be dumb
You must be trippin’
You must be crazy
To think that I’mma let you off that easy

I know you’re mad
Can’t take no more
But put that back
That ain’t yours
Have a fit
Slam the door
Don’t leave a mess on the floor
That sh*t belongs to me

Those clothes
Those cars
Those rings
And that Macbook
That sh*t belongs to me
So log off your Facebook
It all belongs to me

All you do is talk
Never knew you to do nothing else
You ain’t good for nothing, baby

It’s like you got no heart
Cold as ice
And nothing can make you melt
No, no, no baby
Hold on one minute baby

You must be glad
You must be dumb
You must be trippin’
You must be crazy
To think that I’mma let you off that easy

I know you’re mad
Can’t take no more
But put that back
That ain’t yours
Have a fit
Slam the door
Don’t leave a mess on the floor
That sh*t belongs to me

Those clothes
Those cars
Those rings
And that Macbook
That sh*t belongs to me
So log off your Facebook
It all belongs to me

Ain’t nothing leaving this house
Unless it’s over my dead body baby
So pack up all the things you came with
‘Cause lovin’ you is just too dangerous

I know you’re mad
Can’t take no more
But put that back
That ain’t yours
Have a fit
Slam the door
Don’t leave a mess on the floor
That sh*t belongs to me

Those clothes
Those cars
Those rings
And that Macbook
That sh*t belongs to me
So log off your Facebook
It all belongs to me
To me

And that belongs to me
To me

It all belongs to me
To me

It all belongs to me

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Review In A Nutshell:
“It All Belongs To Me” is a fairly modern attempt at empowerment, with hints of a scorned woman who is trying to regain herself, but it lacked the elements that I loved so much in their first collaboration.

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This reunion took fourteen years to happen. Fourteen. Long. Years. If you loved The Boy Is Mine like I did, I bet you’ve been itching to hear the duo collaborate again. The big question is: has the wait been worth it?

“It All Belongs To Me” talks about a woman who sends off her good-for-nothing ex-lover to the streets without any of her stuff and making sure of it. It’s a fairly “modern” attempt at women empowerment: modern in the sense of references to a gadget and a social networking site; women empowerment… well, the ex-lover was called “dumb” and “crazy” and was not being let off easy.

“It All Belongs To Me” is a straightforward dumping song but it hints of a scorned woman who is trying to regain herself.  The arrangement is catchy enough, with a few beats here and there, but it sounds more mellow than pop.

Inasmuch as I do not like to compare both collaborations, I miss the cattiness and vocal power of both singers which they showed effortlessly in The Boy Is Mine. While I’m glad “It All Belongs To Me” brought both singers back, it lacked the elements that I loved so much in their first collaboration. I was expecting a lot more, I guess, as there have been a slew of more awesome collaborations from other artists and other songs speaking about women empowerment since then.

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My Rating:
2 out of 5 stars

My Two Cents:
Honestly, I’d just download it. However if you’re fans of Brandy and Monica, do them a favor by picking up a copy of their new albums when these hit the stores in March 2012.

Flashback Alert:
– Official Music Video of The Boy Is Mine

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Source/s:
– News courtesy of Billboard.com
– Image courtesy of Rap-Up.com

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