The much-anticipated spinoff of the Power series, Power Book II: Ghost has finally arrived. The spinoff is a direct continuation of events from the main series. 50 Cent for this season as the executive producer was instrumental bringing onboard Mary J. Blige playing a matriarch figure and Clifford Smith aka Method Man as a high-powered lawyer. Questions of a music collaboration came up during the press run in promoting the series. The responses gave the impression of it being a possibility.
Power Book II: Ghost Trailer
Mary J. Blige has worked with both Method Man and 50 Cent musically in the past. If new music were to come from the trio, it would be the first time Method Man and 50 Cent had put music out together officially. Mary J. Blige and Method Man first put out together in 1995 put out “I’ll Be There for You /You’re All I Need to Get By.” The track served as a remix to “All I Need” from Method Man’s solo debut Tical. Mary J. Blige and Method Man for their work were awarded a Grammy for the track that many consider being one of the best hip hop songs of all-time.
Method Man – All I Need
Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige – I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By (Razor Sharp Remix)
The two would reconnect on the lead single “Love @ 1st Sight” from Mary J. Blige’s 2003 project Love & Life. The track’s purpose was to recapture the chemistry they had showcased. They would eventually perform together on the 2003 MTV VMA’s that would also include a 50 Cent performance with his verse to the remix of “Ooh!” another single from Love & Life. 50 Cent would also appear on the album cut “Let Me Be the 1”.
Mary J. Blige feat. Method Man – Love @ 1st Sight
Mary J. Blige feat. Method Man & 50 Cent -VMA Medley
Mary J. Blige feat. 50 Cent & G-Unit – Ooh! (remix)
Mary J. Blige feat. 50 Cent -Let Me Be the 1
In 2005 Mary J. Blige did a cover of 50 Cent’s and Game’s monster hit “Hate It or Love It” with the track “MJB da MVP” off The Breakthrough. The track kept 50 Cent on the hook, and one of the versions included a new verse by The Game. The song was an introspective recount of Mary J. Blige’s career up to that point. Mary J. Blige would then appear on “It’s Alright,” a track off Mobb Deep’s Blood Money album that also featured 50 Cent. They would last work together on 50 Cent’s “All of Me” from 2007’s Curtis.
Mary J. Blige feat. 50 Cent & The Game – MJB da MVP live
Mobb Deep feat. 50 Cent & Mary J. Blige – It’s Alright
50 Cent feat. Mary J .Blige – All of Me
50 Cent brought Mary J. Blige and Method Man onto the Power Franchise for their acting prowess. The amazing chemistry between Mary J. Blige and Method Man musically and 50 Cent’s experience working with her prior played a part as well. There is an excellent build-up of positive energy for this spinoff, which will be apparent by the reviews and viewership. Having a track with Mary J. Blige, Method Man, and 50 Cent integrated into the show would heighten the experience even more.