LISTEN: Mariah Carey Premieres ‘#Beautiful’ Remix W/ A$AP Rocky

Mariah Carey has dropped the first of 5 official remixes of her latest single ‘#Beautiful‘ as the release date of her fourteenth album has been pushed back.

The guitar-driven ‘#Beautiful‘ – featuring R&B crooner Miguel – is the lead single of MiMi’s upcoming album ‘The Art of Letting Go‘, and you would think by adding A$AP Rocky into the mix things would only get better. Unfortunately not.

24-year-old A$AP opens the “hip-hop” remix with his guest verse and continues to appear throughout, seemingly forced. The rapper definitely delivers with his verse, and it would be great on its own – but it does not suit this song. It’s understandable that Mariah wants to ensure that her latest musical comeback is a success on all fronts (hence why she’s doing 5 remixes to cater all genres) but this remix comes across as rushed and out of place.

It’s a shame that the remix doesn’t work, as A$AP will most likely take the heat when it’s Mariah who made this happen. She’s turned a potential career classic into a mixtape track.

Listen to the remix for yourself, below, and let us know what you think…

#Beautiful‘ is available to buy on iTunes now.


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