Mariah’s New Song Is Mostly About Other Rappers

Mariah Carey just dropped her new single “Triumphant (Get ’Em),” which is an inspirational R&B slow jam about not losing faith in your dreams, not letting negative attitudes get you down, etc. [LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE]

It’s a decent track and Mariah sounds good on it, but if we’re keeping it 100, then it doesn’t really sound like a Mariah Carey song. The featured verses by rapper Rick Ross and Meek Mill are so dominant—and Mariah’s voice is mixed so low beneath the drum track—that she seems like the guest vocalist, not the main event.I’ll be interested to see if this song succeed, especially because it’s got a very R&B sound, and traditional R&B hasn’t really been popular for a few years.

If you’ll pardon me, I’ll go back to listening to “We Belong Together”…

Previously: Should THIS video be nominated for Video of the Year?