theemancipationofaho: MariahABC: Fantasy  The song and its…

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MariahABC: Fantasy 

The song and its remix arguably remains one of Carey’s most important singles to date. Due to the success and influence of the song, Carey is credited for introducing R&B and hip hop into mainstream pop culture, and for popularizing rap as a featuring act through her post-1995 songs

 “It became standard for R&B/hip-hop stars like Missy Elliott and Beyoncé, to combine melodies with rapped verses. And young white pop stars—including Britney Spears, ‘N Sync, and Christina Aguilera—have spent much of the past ten years making pop music that is unmistakably R&B.”

 “Her idea of pairing a female songbird with the leading male MCs of hip-hop changed R&B and, eventually, all of pop.”