This is triumph at its best. Now that that’s out of the way, we’re gushing over Mariah Carey‘s “Triumphant” featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill from her upcoming 14th studio album. She may be one of the best selling music artists of all times, but Mariah knows all about victory after people counted her out. But when you’ve sold over 200 million records, have a five range octave and have 18 No. 1 singles, you don’t stay down for long. Over light piano keys Philly rapper Meek Mill effortlessly raps about grinding from the bottom to make it to the top. The brevity of Mariah’s voice in each octave is powerful and chilling at the same time. When she sings, “Can’t fall down stay triumphant keep on living/Stay on your toes/Get off the ropes/Don’t let em ever count you out/Realize all things are possible/In your heart who’s the greatest/Reach for the stars/Be all that you are/And make em all fall down” you believe her, because that’s the only thing to do when hearing a voice so beautiful.
Rick Ross’ verse is more about what he has now opposed to what he overcame to get it. On this particular track Meek Mill outshines his Maybach Music Group boss, and it’s not hard to tell why he’s one of rap’s fastest rising stars. Brian Cox, co-producer of the song, told MTV, “This song is kind of inspirational. It’s close to her heart, and I think her fans are going to really, really be emotionally attached to this song.” With Mariah’s goose bump pipes and the song’s message, Brian Cox is absolutely right. Mariah makes another hit, and inspires while she’s at it.
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