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A Declaration of Independence: Mariah Carey’s “Fourth of July”

Vincent Anthony | July 4, 2018

In 1997, Mariah Carey released her magnum opus, Butterfly, amidst marital and professional turmoil. She not only wanted out of her stifling marriage, but the constricting box she had been stuffed in musically, as well. With few fucks given, she dropped the “Honey” single and music video – igniting controversy about her […]


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Reliving the Splendor: Mariah’s nostalgic storytelling on Butterfly

Vincent Anthony | October 3, 2014

Arguably the most captivating tracks on Mariah Carey’s Butterfly are the trifecta of “The Roof,” “Fourth of July,” and “My All.”  On each of these songs, Mariah showcases her lyrical prowess not solely through rhyme or clever lines, but rather through her superb and imagery laden storytelling.  All three have one thing in […]


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