Mary J. Blige became the standard of Hip-Hop and R&B after the release of her sophomore album, ‘My Life,’ in 1994. The album was transparent and honest as she touched on subjects of deppression, abuse, and addiction. 25 years later and Blige is offering fans a deeper look at her critically acclaimed album in her upcoming Amazon Prime Video documentary, Mary J. Blige’s My Life.
“My Life is probably my darkest album at one of my darkest times I’ve had,” she recalled in the trailer. “Most of the time I was just depressed and didn’t want to live. I had it all inside and I was able to sing it and write it, and I didn’t know that so many people felt the same way.”
Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth and exectuvive produced by Blige and Sean “Diddy” Combs, the official logline states that the documentary “reveals the demons and blessings that inspired the record and propelled her from the soul-crushing world of New York’s housing projects to international stardom.”
Taraji P. Henson, Alicia Keys, and Combs appear in the trailer praising the 9x Grammy-winning artist; “She made it okay for people to say it’s alright to be me,” said Henson.
Mary J Blige’s My Life is available for streaming on June 25. Watch the full trailer below and tell us: will you be tuning in?