The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige is back holding her crown with her latest single, "Know" produced by Oscar-nominated hit-maker Sounwave.
The inspiration behind the heart-rending anthem is Blige’s personal pain from years ago to now. Even though she has an uplifted spirit and sees herself as a true queen today, the legendary singer makes it clear she had to lose a great deal to win again.
"My snapback’s real / Still thick in these jeans / I ain’t missin’ no meals," sings Mary about bouncing back and overshadowing obstacles.
"Being a ruler means sacrifice. Most of the time, you get less than what you give," says Mary. "So every woman and mother in the world is a queen because she sacrificed so much."
Blige is currently traveling across the US with Nas on their co-headlining "Royalty Tour," which wraps next month.