Who Rocked This Beat Better: Mary J. Blige Or Faith Evans?

Like most deep-seated and easily spawned grudges, the rift between Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans was one that most likely was based upon love. Faith's love for her husband, Notorious B.I.G., but not his roving eyes towards Lil Kim, was enough to cause a split between Kim's friend Mary and Faith. At least that's how I imagine it in my head. Though this pair hasn't collaborated on a track since Faith's first album on the remake of "Love Don't Live Here Anymore"--a great study in the disparities between their voices--it may be due to the diva antics of one or both of them. Who knows? Here's something I do know: upon listening to Faith's latest track with Raekwon "Everyday Struggle," an ode to her ex's song of the same name, I realized that Mary's unreleased "I Need You" not only used the same beat, but was bleeding with the same emotion of unrequited love that elevated her My Life to new heights. Take a listen to what two divas can do to Dave Grusin's "Either Way" and weigh in on who reinterpreted this tune the best in the comments.  

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