Mary J. Blige
Share My World
Crude or Profane Language
Drug and Alcohol Content
Other Negative Elements
Romantic commitment and relational optimism characterize "Keep Your Head," "Our Love" and the title track. On "Everything," the artist praises a man for consistently chasing away her blues. Elsewhere, Blige seeks to overcome "all the negativity" in the world and experience peace. "Thank You Lord" praises God for her success . . .
. . . But the carnal often drowns out the spiritual. Songs such as "It's On," "Seven Days" and "Missing You" either reflect upon or fantasize about sexual encounters-not explicit, but not appropriate either. Profanities mar "Not Gon' Cry" and "Love Is All We Need."
Blige's reputation is built on smooth R&B grooves and silky, Motown-inflected vocals. Lyrically, her World is a diverse place. Despite some romantic and spiritual messages, this disc suffers from mild profanity, simmering sexuality and questionable content from guest rappers.