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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".
Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor from Queens, New York.
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".
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.
|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|
"Wanksta" is a song by American rapper 50 Cent, released on November 5, 2002, as the second single from the soundtrack to the film 8 Mile (2002). The single, produced by Sha Money XL and John "J-Praize" Freeman, reached number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song originally appeared on 50 Cent's mixtape No Mercy, No Fear, released in August 2002.
"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.
"Something in Common" is a song by singers Bobby Brown and then-wife Whitney Houston that was featured on Brown's 1992 album Bobby. The single version was re-recorded in 1993 and also available on Brown's 1993 compilation album, Remixes in the Key of B. It stands as the couple's first musical collaboration and the only one released as a single. The song examines two unlikely people coming together as they find "something in common."
"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 new version of the song entitled "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).
"Ain't It Funny " is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez. The song, a remix of "Ain't It Funny", features additional vocals from Ja Rule and Caddillac Tah. It was written by Lopez, Atkins, Tah, Cory Rooney, Irving Lorenzo, and Ashanti. Over a reworking of the beat to Craig Mack's "Flava in Ya Ear", Lopez sings about "dropping a boyfriend who keeps messing up".
"New York" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Ja Rule, released October 27, 2004 as the second single from his sixth studio album R.U.L.E. (2004). The track, produced by Cool & Dre, features fellow New York rappers Fat Joe and Jadakiss. The song's chorus is based on Boogie Down Productions' 1990 song, "100 Guns". The song peaked at number 27 on the US Hot 100 chart, number 14 on US R&B and Hip-Hop, and number 10 on Hot Rap Tracks. The music video was directed in New York City, New York, and features cameo appearances by many local artists.
"Wonderful" is a song by American rapper Ja Rule. It was released on September 28, 2004 as the lead single from his 2004 album R.U.L.E.. The song features American pop-R&B singers R. Kelly and Ashanti.
"Every Little Step" is a 1989 single by American singer Bobby Brown, written by L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and released by MCA Records. Released as the fourth single on his second album Don't Be Cruel it reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100, number one on the Hot Black Singles chart, and number six on the UK Singles Chart in 1989. The song also appears on Brown's remix album Dance!...Ya Know It!. The single garnered Brown's first career Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 32nd Grammy Awards in 1990.
"Don't Be Cruel" is a song recorded by American singer Bobby Brown. Taken from his second and most successful album as its title track, the song was written and produced by the songwriting and production duo Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Antonio "L.A." Reid, with additional writing by Daryl Simmons.
"Body" is a 2007 single by American rapper Ja Rule. It features Ashley Joi and was produced by 7 Aurelius. The music video for the song was directed by Hype Williams and it premiered on BET's Access Granted on September 20, 2007.
"Rock Wit'cha" was the fifth and final single released by Bobby Brown from the album Don't Be Cruel. It is a ballad with two versions of the song. The music video uses the remix version found in the Dance!...Ya Know It! album. It peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1989.
"That's the Way Love Is" is a single released by R&B singer Bobby Brown in 1993 on the MCA Records label. The official music video for the song was directed by Andy Morahan.
"Put It on Me" is a song from Ja Rule's second album, Rule 3:36. The song also appeared on The Fast and the Furious soundtrack and also in the film Double Take. The song features female Murder Inc. rapper Vita. The song was originally made with just Ja Rule and Vita, but then a remix version was made with vocals by Lil Mo on the chorus of the song. Ja Rule explained that the lyrics of the song were inspired by an argument he had with his wife to show how important she is to him. Vita's verse was written by Cadillac Tah. It peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of March 19, 2001, making it Ja Rule's first top ten hit on the chart.
"Livin' It Up" is the lead single by American rapper Ja Rule featuring singer Case, released in July 2001 from the album Pain is Love. The song samples Stevie Wonder's 1982 song "Do I Do". Retired NBA All-Star, Baron Davis, makes an appearance in the video. Former pornographic actress, Sunny Leone, also makes an appearance in the video. The song was featured on the 2002 film, Friday After Next.
"Get Away" is a song performed and co-written by Bobby Brown, issued as the third single from his album Bobby. In 1993, the song peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as reaching #1 on the Billboard dance chart.
"Down 4 U" is the lead single from Murder Inc. Records compilation album Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc. The song featured rapped verses from Ja Rule, Vita and Charli Baltimore 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".
"Real Life Fantasy", abbreviated occasionally as "R.L.F.", is the first official single from Ja Rule's seventh studio album, Pain Is Love 2. The original song samples Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen but the final album version does not, this is because the sample was denied. The song was released on December 13, 2011.
"Clap Back" is a song by American rapper Ja Rule, released as the only single from his fifth studio album, Blood in My Eye (2003). It was produced by American producer Scott Storch, who helped write the song along with Ja Rule and Irv Gotti. In the United States, the song was released along with "The Crown" from Blood in My Eye, and outside the United States the song was released along with "Murder Reigns", the final single from Ja Rule's previous studio album The Last Temptation (2002).