The Bottom Line
At last, in my opinion, the best song from The Emancipation of Mimi will finally make it to the radio as the 4th (or 5th if you count the added "Don't Forget About Us") single from the album. The song will be accompanied by a high profile video shot in Paris. Look for Mariah Carey back in the pop top 10 soon.
Listen to "Say Somethin'"
- Perfect vocal pairing between Mariah Carey and Snoop Dogg
- Smooth, sly production by the Neptunes
- Dance beats nearly ready for the club
- No complaints
- Gently percolating beats
- Mariah Carey at her seductive best
- Snoop Dogg answering back with encouragement
Guide Review - Say Somethin' - Mariah Carey featuring Snoop Dogg
"Say Somethin'" has been mentioned as a possibility for the next single from Mariah Carey's 6-million-selling The Emancipation of Mimi nearly every time a new single has been released. However, it has been held up for unknown reasons. One explanation that was tossed out was because Mariah Carey does not share production credits on the song like she does on most of her material. "Say Somethin'" is credited solely to the Neptunes as producers. Whatever the reason, it is here at last and it is an event.
The song doesn't amount to much more than a midtempo seduction, but with the near perfect vocal match of Mariah Carey and rapper Snoop Dogg nothing more is needed. Carey was one of the first mainstream pop artists to openly express her love for hip hop and collaborate with hip hop artists. Now that these collaborations are the norm Mariah pulls together the Neptunes, arguably the top production team in the business, and Snoop Dogg, already a rap living legend and still one of the most distinctive voices in hip hop. The combination is magic. You will be singing this tune and dancing along for months to come.