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How Mariah Carey Made “Fantasy” With ODB | Genius Level

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On November 14, legendary musician and songwriter Mariah Carey stopped by Genius for the latest installment of ‘Genius Level,’ our live conversation series with icons of the music business, including influential artists, songwriters, producers, and executives. During the conversation with Genius’ Head of Artist Relations Rob Markman, the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominee delivered a retrospective on her career just a few days before the release of her 15th studio album, ‘Caution.’

Mariah also reminisced about working with late Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard on “Fantasy (Bad Boy Remix),” a collaboration which helped make it cool for rappers to jump on R&B and pop tracks.

“They were like what is she doing? They really didn’t understand and it just became a thing,” Mariah remembered. “I was fortunate enough to have Ol’ Dirty Bastard on the record ‘cause I was a huge fan… but certain people were like, ‘I could do that. What is that? What is he doing?’ And I’m like, ‘No, no, no, no, no, just trust me, it’s, we’re good.’”

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