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|Single by Ja Rule featuring Bobby Brown|
|from the album The Last Temptation|
|Released||September 24, 2002|
|Songwriter(s)||Jeffrey Atkins, Irv Gotti, Stevie Wonder|
|Ja Rule singles chronology|
|Bobby Brown singles chronology|
"Thug Lovin'" is a song by rapper Ja Rule featuring singer Bobby Brown, released in late 2002 as the first single from the album The Last Temptation . The song was produced by Irv Gotti. Bobby Brown's sung portion is an interpolation of part of the chorus of the Stevie Wonder song "Knocks Me Off My Feet".
The music video, directed by Irv Gotti, for the song features scenes of Ja Rule and Bobby Brown in a helicopter, on a helipad on top of a skyscraper which has the Murder Inc. logo on it, the two artists driving in a Bentley, and the two going to a party. The video premiered on BET's Access Granted in 2002.
|Australian Singles Chart||7|
|Canadian Singles Chart||10|
|Dutch Singles Chart||21|
|German Singles Chart||36|
|Irish Singles Chart||26|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||23|
|Swiss Singles Chart||89|
|UK Singles Chart||15|
|US Billboard Hot 100||42|
|US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||16|
|US Billboard Hot Rap Tracks||10|
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Irving Domingo Lorenzo Jr., better known by his stage name Irv Gotti, is an American record executive, DJ and record producer and is the CEO and co-founder of Murder Inc. He is best known for producing multiple number-one records for Ashanti, Ja Rule, and Jennifer Lopez, as well as his collaborations with Jay-Z, DMX, and Kanye West. Gotti is also the creator of the BET series Tales.
"Mesmerize" is a song by American rapper Ja Rule. It was released in December 2002 as the second single from his fourth album The Last Temptation. The song was produced by Irv Gotti and features R&B artist Ashanti. The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 2003, behind Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J's "All I Have", making it Ashanti's and Ja Rule's fourth top ten hit as a duet.
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"I'm Real" is the name of two songs recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez, both primarily for her second studio album J.Lo (2001). The original version was released as the album's fourth single; Ja Rule of Murder Inc Records wrote and was featured on a newly-written version of the song titled "I'm Real ", which was featured on a re-issue of J.Lo in July 2001, on Lopez's remix album J to tha L–O! The Remixes (2002), and Ja Rule's third studio album Pain Is Love (2001).
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"Happy" is a song by American singer Ashanti, recorded for her self-titled debut album (2002). The song was released as the album's second single on May 21, 2002. It was written by Ashanti, Chink Santana, and Irv Gotti, with production overseen by Santana and Gotti. The song contains a sample of Gap Band's "Outstanding" (1982) as written by Raymond Calhoun. It reached number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number six on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Elsewhere, the single entered the top 10 in the Netherlands, while reaching the top 20 in Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
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"I Cry" is the fourth and final single from Ja Rule's second studio album, Rule 3:36. The song samples "Cry Together" by The O'Jays. This was also the final collaborative single by Ja Rule and former associate, Lil' Mo. It was after this release that Irv Gotti decided that Ja Rule should work with Ashanti.
"Down 4 U" is the lead single from Murder Inc. Records' compilation album Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc. The song features rapped verses from Ja Rule, Charli Baltimore and Vita and vocals and a chorus performed by Ashanti. The song is a remix as well as its music video being the sequel of Ja Rule's 2002 single, "Down Ass Bitch".
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