Betcha Gon' Know (The Prologue)

Album: Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel (2009)
  • This is the opening track from American R&B and recording artist Mariah Carey's twelfth studio album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.
  • On this song Carey threatens to out a cheating lover on national television. The song's subject matter of revenge is a topic Carey has rarely tackled before.
  • Carey wrote and produced the entire album in collaboration with The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, the hitmaking duo behind Rihanna's "Umbrella" and Beyoncé's "Single Ladies." Carey said in publicity materials: "My main goal was to work with people I could collaborate with without it seeming redundant or stale. In my opinion Tricky is one of the most underrated major producers out there right now. I really enjoyed collaborating with him. And I especially liked writing with The-Dream, basically because we both love having fun with lyrics and melodies, and we're also capable of getting more serious on deeper songs. There is a particular sense of freedom I feel when we write together -- even though I make him stay in the studio all night until he is ready to kill me! LOL!"
  • A remix version with R. Kelly was included on Carey's 2014 album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, as a deluxe edition bonus track. It was originally earmarked for an remix version of Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel entitled Angels Advocate but the project was canceled.
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