Editors’ Notes On her 15th studio album, and first in four years, Mariah Carey’s graceful R&B is punctuated by crisp hip-hop production, this time via Timbaland, DJ Mustard, and Drake’s frequent producer Nineteen85. Along with them are some of the most memorable hip-hop features in R&B: Ty Dolla $ign for the chant-led “The Distance” and Gunna on the upbeat, trap-influenced “Stay Long Love You.” When she’s on her own, she uses her spotlight to give a little female-empowerment sass on “GTFO” and “A No No.” But the real standout of the set may be the slinky, six-minute “Giving Me Life,” featuring Slick Rick and Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes. Mariah Carey largely set the template for the current era of hybrid hip-hop/R&B-pop, and Caution proves she’s still pushing the musical conversation forward.

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GTFO
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3:27
 
With You
2
3:47
 
Caution
3
3:15
 
A No No
4
3:07
 
The Distance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
5
3:27
 
Giving Me Life (feat. Slick Rick & Blood Orange)
6
6:08
 
One Mo' Gen
7
3:25
 
8th Grade
8
4:48
 
Stay Long Love You (feat. Gunna)
9
3:01
 
Portrait
10
4:01
 

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