New Music: Mariah Carey f/ Wale – ‘You Don’t Know What to Do’

Mariah Carey and Wale

Just last week, Mariah Carey and Wale debuted their collaboration “You Don’t Know What to Do” live on the “Today” summer concert series. Now the studio version of their summery duet has arrived via “The Russ Parr Morning Show.”

The bouncy disco-soul jam, produced by Jermaine Dupri, will appear on Mariah’s upcoming album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse.

The pop diva belts out some big notes, while Wale gets into the groove with his verse (“Me and Mariah go back like babies and pacifiers”).

Due May 27, the album also features appearances from Nas, Fabolous, Miguel, and Dem Babies.

Get your two-step on to their feel-good collabo.



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21 Comments

  1. Alex

    HIT HIT HIT!
    Way to go, Mariah! Now this is great music!

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  2. Ant

    Pure hotness! Love this…go MC!

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  3. @thenormajeane

    This sounds really good. I am glad that she is making music to make it now, and is not as concerned with what the rest of the world thinks. She is AMAZING! This song is fire.

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  4. Stnaley

    Why isn’t this on the radio EVERYWHERE right now?! Good job Mariah…I almost gave up hope on with her latest releases. This is the single IDJ wants.

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  5. Stanley

    Why isn’t this on the radio EVERYWHERE right now?! Good job Mariah…I almost gave up hope with her latest releases. This is the single IDJ wants.

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  6. Sharp Tongue

    I’m feeling this.

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  7. itman

    DAMN MARIAH WE NOT IN 1995 ANYMORE YOU GOTTA BRING MORE THAN YOUR VIBES ! i feel for her really cause she has a great voice but she boring as F ! her music got stuck in the 90′s

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    SBB Reply:

    @itman, I respect your opinion and taste, so I I can’t fault you for not liking it. But the 90′s are actually back now (being heavily emulated and sampled), it’s been 20 years and everything seems to come full circle every 20 years or so in the industry. Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, for example, are making liberal successful use of Mariah’s 90′s style of music. So if this sounds 90′s, it is current by today’s standards.

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    itman Reply:

    @SBB, i knew someone would say it and I know that because I love music but the thing is that Mariah doesn’t emulate she just does pure 90′s songs I mean if you listen to some Rihanna songs from Unapologetic like Jump or nobody’s business or even pour it up it’s inspired by the 90′s but style sounds current and when I hear mariah’s songs it’s taking me straight to the old days and not in a good way, ariana though sounds a little bit too 90′s to me too.
    You can emulate but you can copy and paste

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    SBB Reply:

    @itman, I get what you’re saying. I just don’t think it’s a bad thing. Look at Daft Punk and Pharrell with “Get Lucky”. If anything was cut & paste (from the 70s)it would be that…so much so they were smart enough to give props to Stevie Wonder and Niles Rodgers by performing it with them. Not everyone is going to like this from Mariah, but so far the media response to this song has been overwhelmingly positive. So maybe “cut & paste” is now the “in” thing (?) – working for Ariana, Katy, P!nk and Ed Sheerhan’s current single too (in my opinion). And is it really cut & paste if you started the original style in the 90s as in Mariah’s case? We can agree to disagree though. Thanks for the respectful reply…some get bent out of shape on these message boards.

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    itman Reply:

    @SBB, yeah but I don’t see the point ! music is evolution and it’s sad that some people just copy and paste a style that is past ! But Katy didn’t copy a style she always put her own twist to it so I don’t agree for her and Ed sheeran too. Sing is an amazing song because the vocals are very current and the beat is from the 90′s but the guitar feels very new he mixes genres and that works.
    HONEY it is cut and past even if you started the style (which she didn’t btw)i’d rather see her old work than her trying to copy it. I love sharing opinion on music what’s the point of getting mad at the end of the day i’m a fan of every music as long as it’s good and i’m sorry to say that she doesn’t seem to find her style I mean she always puts a lot but she doesn’t understand that her voice + a piano + good lyrics would make a hit she’s like the kid in school who wants to be a part of the group but doesn’t understand that there is other ways

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    SBB Reply:

    @itman, you’re going to hold to your opinion and I’ll hold to mine. Haha. It’s all good. Call it cut and paste – but it is selling these days. The average music consumer is about 13 years old and 1995 was a century ago. You may think it is warmed over and not fresh, but to them it may be a “cool” retro (yes, we know it has been done before), but whenever Mariah strays from it, people say “go back and do what you did before”. One writer who totally dislikes her said the same thing about “Thirsty”. He called out Katy, Ariana, and even Rihanna (for some reason) for following Mariah’s formuala and finding success. He couldn’t understand why Mariah wasn’t just sticking to safe waters and doing the same thing to find Billboard gold again. There truly is NOTHING that is new. Katy’s earlier stuff was kind of original. Now…Teenage Dream and California Girls all the way through Dark Horse is very “Mariah-esque” (I am not saying she and her team deliberately copied her…just the formula). Mariah DID start it or at least POPULARIZED it (at least the 90′s version of the formula) which is sticking around – most music commentators give her credit for it..even if they hate her. Ed Sheerhan – AWESOME artist…but his latest song sounds current BECAUSE it follows the same current trend of funk/disco-pop that SO MANY do now. The difference is, if they’re 13 with a recording contract it is called innovative, fresh and cool use of retro (similar to what you said about Ed). Then artists like Mariah are told to watch their back because the newbies are taking over. However, if a veteran artist does it, it’s called “cut & paste” or recycled. I honestly think Mariah Carey gets held to a different standard that she can never escape. If she doesn’t put out a song that instantly sends EVERYONE into bliss people immediately dismiss it. In that way, I feel for her. Fortunately, the majority of this song’s reviews are positive and you remain in a (still respected) minority when it comes to this song :-)

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    @itman, sorry for the long reply hahaha. Let’s just leave at this – I agree to disagree with you on it. So far, song is getting good feedback thoguh. Later dude. Nice chat.

  8. Danny Le Guen

    freakin love it – babies and pacifiers – legend

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  9. Rachel

    This is exponentially better than “Beautiful” and especially that damn “Thirsty.” I like the vibe it brings, personally …

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  10. JD

    I love it. An absolute Summer smash; liking Wale’s verses now I can hear them. I love this.

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  11. Tmaiteem

    Damn that’s the jaaaaam!! I can’t stop playing it !!!!

    HoooooooooooTTTTTT !!!!!!

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  12. Jason

    “Thirsty” sounded like a flop, thank god they went with this! It has that “Get Lucky” feel, and the first Mariah song that sounds like a hit in like a decade.

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  13. Jackson

    This is so much better than that track she released last week. This is the first hit record she put out in about a decade, plus Wale goes hard. Props Mariah, you got me back!

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  14. Major Sushi

    SO MUCH YASSSSSS

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  15. HC

    OMFG! I love this! Welcome back MC . 2014 summer jam

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