New York’s iconic figures Mary J. Blige and Nas have joined forces once again on a powerful anthem entitled, “Thriving.” The new single, which was released just moments ago showcases the Yonkers singer and Queens emcee pressing on and staying strong through their trials and tribulations. The DJ Camper-produced record is the first offering from Blige’s forthcoming fourteenth studio album reportedly titled, My Life II. Mary spoke to Ebro Darden of Beats 1 and said the album is expected to arrive sometime before July.
We not just surviving / Yeah, we thriving over here,” she sings before offering some advice: “Hold your crown up to the sky.”
The Queen is also set to go on a co-headlining tour with Nas this summer. The 22-city trek kicks off July 11 in West Palm Beach, Fla. before traveling to Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas, Boston, and more.Listen to “Thriving” below.