Aug 11 2008

Billboard Reviews 'I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time'

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Producers: Aldrin "DJ Toomp" Davis, Mariah Carey
Label: Island

Lady Mariah's third single from 11th album "E=MC2"—following chart-topping "Touch My Body" and top 20 "Bye Bye"—energizes the beat following the previous pair of midtempo soul tracks. "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" offers a playful, beach-befitting groove, featuring a bright sample from DeBarge's "Stay With Me," lushly woven vocals and Carey's highs doting on fans with her sonic signature. T.I. joins the party with a rap that adds star power, if in a dated context. Beyond radio appeal, "Lovin' " is featured in an Indaba Music remix contest, with a ,000 prize for the victor. Curiously, it garnered dubious acclaim as Carey's first single to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 as low as No. 100, but that's surely a temporary blip; it's already charted as her 45th entry on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In short order, "Long Time" will be blaring across formats, and radios, from coast to coast. - Chuck Taylor
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