Mark McCrazy


The song reunites Blige with longtime collaborators Chucky Thompson (My Life, Mary, The Breakthrough), Denise Rich (“Don’t Waste Your Time” duet w/Aretha Franklin from Mary) and Bruce Miller (No More Drama, Love & Life), and brings in longtime songwriting vets Stacy Barthe (Beyonce, Nipsey Hussle, Rihanna), Jimmy Cozier (Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys) and Aaron Phillips (P!nk, Demi Lovato, Kelly Price). “Can’t Be Life” is an original song for the film Body Cam and speaks candidly to the current times. An intense action thriller, Body Cam stars Blige, Nat Wolff (Semper Fi), David Zayas (“Dexter”), and Anika Noni Rose (“Bates Motel”) and is directed by Malik Vitthal whose directorial debut, Imperial Dreams, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. When a routine traffic stop results in the unexplained, grisly death of her colleague, a cop (Blige) realizes footage of the incident will play for her eyes only. As the attacks mount, she races to understand the supernatural force behind them. Body Cam is available to purchase now on Digital “Can’t Be Life” was written by Mary J Blige, Denise Rich, Chucky Thompson, Stacy Barthe, Aaron Philips, and Jimmy Cozier. Production by Chucky Thompson, @chucklife 365 music & Denise Rich, Denise Rich Songs. Executive producers Mary J Blige for Mary Jane Productions, Inc, Denise Rich for Denise Rich Songs. Co-executive producers Bruce Miller for Blue Light Media, Blossette Kitson for Kitson Entertainment Group, Leyla Kuday for Denise Rich Songs. Mixed by Serge “Sergeical” Tsai at Platinum Sound Studios.