Mudbound is the latest — and arguably finest — addition to Mary J. Blige’s acting résumé. Based on the novel of the same name, the Netflix film follows two World War II veterans who return home to ruthless racism and class struggle, with Blige playing a small-time sharecropper who has brave dreams. The Queen of Soul also utilized her better known talents by contributing this song called “Mighty River,” co-written by Raphael Saadiq, to the official Mudbound soundtrack, out now on iTunes.

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