I really like Candy Bling, now. When MOAIA was first released I didn't like it because I thought the vocals were too mumbly and they still are but I enjoy the track now. I also like the vocals at the end and the bridge. IMO the only take away tracks from MOAIA are Obsessed, HATEU, Candy Bling, UOMF (although this gets boring too soon), Angel (Prelude), & Angels Cry. The Jump Smokers mixes save some of the other tracks (Inseperable, Standing O) and the Angels Advocate remix album only helps Ribbon - I loooooooove Fabolous' rap, wish he had a bigger part in it because once his rap is over it's back to the album version.
The album version of BGK has a horrible 2nd half with all that 'Oprah Winfrey, whole segment, for real' part. I muuuuuch prefer the Jump Smokers mix that removes all that filler. The R Kelly duet was exciting at first because it feels like an actual duet although his verse is utterly ridiculous. "Don't go accusing me of something I didn't meant to do"... Err a lot of cheating and stuff are things people didn't mean to do... Does mean you can't be held accountable. And I don't know if it's meant to, but his verse totally contradicts Mariah's. She walks in on them in her bed room and flees the scene. He's chilling at his friend who's just a girl and gets slipped a rufi. I mean, what straight guy hangs out at another girls house drinking and taking shots when they have a girlfriend? What a recipe for disaster. So in all I kinda like the conviction that R Kelly brings to the "remix" but it's so stupid I can't take it seriously.
This ended up being a pseudo review of the album lol so I guess I'll finish it like one. All in all, I can listen to Memoirs when it's dispersed in a large playlist of all of MCs albums but I can't listen to it on it's own because there are too many tracks between Candy Bling and Angel (Prelude) that I can't handle all at once, it's definitely bottom of my MC album ranking.