Review: “Whine” by Mýa & Bounty Killer

Vincent Anthony
2 Min Read

This song is part of our “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist. Check out the full list.

Twenty-five years into her career, Mýa has mastered the art of being booked, busy, and in control. After founding her own label Planet 9 in 2008, she’s continued to perform around the world and has released several albums and singles independently. Her latest, “Whine,” is a throwback in virtue of both its sound and its feature from dancehall king Bounty Killer. Mýa sounds and looks better than ever — sexy, yet ever classy. Whether via new releases or the recent celebrations of her classic Y2K albums, Mýa continues to remind us why she’s one of R&B’s most underrated icons.

Watch the “Whine” video, stream it, or complete your Mýa music collection.

In celebration of summer, the staff at THE 97 has compiled a playlist containing some of our favorite summer songs, from then and now. Each day we will reveal one song, rotating daily between past and present with pairings from 1998 and 2023, for a total of 97 days/songs. Since we love nostalgia, we’re celebrating summer songs from 1998 as they turn 25, alongside new songs that we feel deserve some shine. Pairings could be thematic, sonic, or based connections between the artists.

Check out our full “THE SUMMER 97 (1998 x 2023)” playlist here

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Vincent is the founder of the magazine and has had a strong passion for popular music since, well, 1997! If it's not obvious, his favorite artists include Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, P!nk, and many more. Vincent lives in New York, where he is a high school English teacher, and currently he is pursuing a Master's in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.