Mariah has quite a few remixes of her own work, so I’ve decided to share them relatively close to the original videos. To back up a little, this is my first time watching most Mariah Carey videos. Now I’ve made it my mission to watch each one and tell you what I think about it. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. <3
1. Emotions (Remix)
Amazing. It starts with Mariah belting out gospel notes, and then goes into an ultra cool dance beat, complete with Very Strong Keyboard Notes. The video is the same.
2. Heartbreaker Remix - Mariah Carey, Missy Elliot, Da Brat
Jay-Z didn’t contribute enough to the original, so we had to bring in some pussy power with Da Brat and Missy Elliot. Caveat: I don’t think Mariah should have to wash any car with her face on it. C’mon girl, you’re better than that. Da Brat destroying a wedding cake is everything. Missy is the best. I wonder how stoned Snoop is in this video?
3. Fantasy ft. O.D.B.
Last week we covered the original Fantasy video, which everyone adores. Let me point your attention to this version of Fantasy with special guest Ol' Dirty Bastard. This version of Fantasy is low-key, and the video is chopped up in a weird way to accommodate the smoother track. More importantly...how…did…O.D.B. get here? I love that they obviously shot his part on a different day because the sky is cloudy. And now the clown is tied up. Anyway, RIP O.D.B. You and this remix live on in dance clubs across the world.
4. Obsessed (Remix) ft. Gucci Mane
Um, this is a remix of Obsessed with Gucci Mane. That’s all you really need to know.
5. We Belong Together Remix Live
Times Square was the place to be on New Year’s Eve 2005. Her backup dancers are great and the tune is smooth. The best thing about this has to be the Youtube comments where some people say she’s lip syncing, and other people go into great detail defending her live performance (as recently as two years ago). Mariah fans are so real.