“The understanding, compassion and support we’ve found is a powerful testament to the healing that comes when we choose love. The lyrics that stood out to me most were the ones that acknowledged their complex beginning: I know it started with a little drama…I hate you had to read it in the paper But everything’s all right with me and your mama Baby, everybody here you know adores you And I think it’s beautiful I think it’s perfect I know hard it gets, but I swear it’s worth it That’s what you do, what you do, what you do, what you do for love There ain’t nothin’, there ain’t nothin’, there ain’t nothin’ I won’t do for us It may not be easy this blended family but baby, that’s what you do, what you do, what you do, what you do for love The song exudes positive energy and is quite beautifully produced.
Later in 1998, she signed a recording contract with Columbia Records. Tifrere's vocals also appeared on Ruff Ryders Entertainment artist Eve's debut studio album Let There Be Eve... She was also featured on the tracks "Gotta Man" and "Love Is Blind", by Eve.
In 1999, she collaborated with Brooklyn-bred rapper Jay-Z on "Girl's Best Friend", for the soundtrack to the film Blue Streak. In 2004, Tifrere started work on her debut album January Joy.
And I think what I love the most is the way it makes me think about what’s important and what’s not important.'She elaborated: 'What to fight for and what to just be cool with. I guess I’d say I’m the wholest I’ve ever been.'Before marrying Alicia, Swizz had sired three children: a 16-year-old son called Prince by Nicole Levy, a 10-year-old son called Kasseem Jr.
What it is that I’m teaching through example and what it is that I was taught that I Said she: 'You can be very fulfilled as a mother, but that can’t be the only way you are fulfilled. by Kasseem Sr.'s first wife Mashonda and an eight-year-old daughter called Nicole by Jahna Sebastian.
Tifrere shared the news of the song on her social media: Tonight, at midnight, the world will experience our journey through song .
“Blended Family” is a true testament of love, growth and healing. Blessings to you @aliciakeys @therealswizzz #whatyoudoforlove #blend #blendedfamily #love #family A photo posted by Mashonda (@mashondatifrere) on Swizz Beatz also praised the progress he, along with Keys and Tifrere, have made over the years.
Mashonda Tifrere (born January 9, 1979), is an American R&B recording artist from Harlem, New York City, New York.
Tifrere has appeared on several songs from hip hop artists in the early 2000s.
Alicia Keys has done something pretty unprecedented, folks.
Her newest song, “Blended Family (What You Do For Love)” is a tribute to Mashonda Tifrere, hubby Swizz Beats’s ex-wife, Tifrere’s son, Kasseem Dean Jr., and the importance of putting aside contention for the sake of your family. Keys discussed the song’s meaning on social media and via her website before it was released early this morning.“My new song Blended Family (What You Do For Love) will be available everywhere at Midnight. It means so much to me and our whole family,” she said. Celebrating Mashonda for our commitment to each other with support and true growth.”The song features A$AP Rocky (who shares his own unique family story) and most times, is addressed to Kasseem, affirming the singer’s love of him (“I may not really be ya mother, but that don’t mean I don’t really love ya”) as well as the support he has in his blended family.
In 2003, she married American record producer Swizz Beatz and was once signed to their label Full Surface, under the aegis of J Records.