August 10, 2015


Mariah Carey Taps Justin Bieber, T.I. & French Montana for "Why U Mad"

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Mariah Carey's latest single "Infinity" got a regal premiere when it was unveiled as the 19th track on the diva's recently released #1 to Infinity greatest hits package, which included all 18 of No. 1s to date. Now, the single gets even more special with a newly surfaced remix that enlists Justin BieberT.I. and French Montana

It's titled "Why U Mad (Infinity Remix)," and the original regal strings and twinkling synths have been adorned with trap-influenced snare drums and fuzzy electronic embellishments. French kicks things off with a cocky verse before Mariah handles a reworked version of the chorus, singing "Close the door, lose the key! / Leave my heart on the mat for me" with the same gusto of the original. Bieber quickly croons ahead of T.I.'s cameo before Mimi wraps things up by asking the listener (which almost certainly is ex-hubby Nick Cannon), "Why you mad, baby, tell me you're mad?"

It's a lot packed into four minutes, but the quick pace gives the song an exciting velocity missing from the original cut. Take a listen below:

As all Mariah superfans—the Lambily—know, the singer loves reworking her singles into almost completely new songs. From the Bad Boy remix of "Fantasy" to DJ Clue's rework of "We Belong Together," fans have come to expect high-quality mixes from the diva and her latest does not disappoint. 

No word on when "Why U Mad" officially drops or if we'll be getting a video, but with an all-star cast and hot new production, Mariah's proven she's still got a chance to snag a 19th chart-topper while still satisfying her longtime fans.