May 16, 2014


Mariah Carey & Wale Debut Funky Collabo "You Don't Know What to Do" on 'Today'

As hype continues to swell for Mariah Carey's forthcoming new album, the Elusive Chanteuse is giving us another new song, the Wale collaboration "You Don't Know What to Do" live on the TODAY show.

Watch the full live performance above. With Mimi crooning atop a grand piano, the track opens with her belting over a gorgeous piano improv. But the percussion soon kicks in and the D.C. rapper comes in for his first verse.

The rest of the track is laced with funky guitar strums, brass horn blasts and a silky, repetitive hook. The song's best moment might be in the last 15 seconds when Mariah & Co. end the song with a powerful group vocal attack, "You don't know what you're doing to me! You don't know what you're doing to me! You don't know!"

"You Don't Know What to Do" is the latest offering from Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse. Just earlier this week we heard the hip hop-flavored "Thirsty," making it look like the LP is shaping up to be one eclectic batch of tracks.