The late-nineties, or perhaps the early millennium is evident within the opening moments of "Stay Long." Mariah Carey has long integrated herself into the hip-hop realm, collaborating with Jay-Z and ODB among others, even "beefing" with Eminem. Now, Mimi has come through with her new Caution album, linking up with Gunna for a highlight contribution. Evocative of such romantic bangers like "I'm Real," Mariah and Gunna reflect on their lust-driven chemistry, exchanging fantasies worthy of the "erotica" section.
Gunna, ever the romantic, makes his intention abundantly clear. "I wake up to you in the morning and eat that pussy up for lunch," he sings, an equal opportunity lover. Mariah keeps the mischevious tone alive, matching Gunna's open-door policy with an explorer's curiosity. It's been a minute since we've heard a "thug luv" banger this refined, and Mariah and Gunna prove that some formulas are timeless in nature.
I got your back, I wouldn't front
I came that night, you know I want it
I wake up to you in the morning
And eat that pussy up for lunch
And I take care you like a son