Thug Lovin'

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"Thug Lovin'"
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Single by Ja Rule featuring Bobby Brown
from the album The Last Temptation
ReleasedSeptember 24, 2002 (2002-09-24)
Format CD single
Songwriter(s) Jeffrey Atkins, Irv Gotti, Stevie Wonder
Producer(s) Irv Gotti
Ja Rule singles chronology
"Down Ass Bitch"
"Thug Lovin'"
Bobby Brown singles chronology
"Feelin' Inside"
"Thug Lovin'"

"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".

Ja Rule American rapper, singer, and actor

Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor from Queens, New York.

Bobby Brown American R&B singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, and dancer, born 1969

Robert Barisford Brown is an American R&B singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, dancer and actor. Brown started his career in the R&B and pop group New Edition, from its inception in 1978 until his exit from the group in 1985. Starting a solo career, he enjoyed success with his second album in 1988, Don't Be Cruel, which spawned a number of hit singles including the self-penned "My Prerogative", and the Grammy Award–winning "Every Little Step". Brown had a string of top ten hits on various Billboard charts between 1986 and 1993. Brown is noted as a pioneer of new jack swing, a fusion of hip-hop and R&B. His other hits include, "Don't Be Cruel", "Roni", "Rock Wit'cha", "On Our Own", "Humpin' Around", "She Ain't Worth It" and "Something in Common".

<i>The Last Temptation</i> (Ja Rule album) 2002 studio album by Ja Rule

The Last Temptation is the fourth recording studio album by Ja Rule.. It was released by Murder Inc. and Def Jam on November 19, 2002.


The music video for the song features scenes of Ja Rule and Brown in a helicopter, on a helipad on top of a skyscraper and the two artists driving in a Bentley. the video premiered on BET's Access Granted on 2002

Access Granted is an American television series that features an in depth look at the planning, filming and production of R&B and hip hop music videos. Each week a different artist and their new music video are featured, with the video premiering at the end of the episode. The series aired from 2001 to 2009 on BET.


Chart (2002–2003)Peak
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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