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Lighters Up

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Format  CD single
Genre  Hip hop
Recorded  2005
Length  4:25
Released  September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)
Label  Atlantic, Queen Bee Entertainment

"Lighters Up" is a single written and recorded by rapper Lil' Kim and produced by her ex-boyfriend, record producer Scott Storch. The song has a similar tone to Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock. It was released on August 31, 2005, a few weeks before the release of the album The Naked Truth. The album was originally due to be released September the 13th but was delayed until the 27th because Queen Bee Entertainment felt that sales would not hold with the single "Lighters Up". The single debuted at number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100, then quickly climbed up to #31.

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In 2013, the song was voted the best Brooklyn anthem by MTV.

Background

As the first single from the Naked Truth, the single did reasonably well, creating hype for the album. However, due to the late follow-up, along with little promotions, the single performed less well than previous singles by Lil' Kim. The song is about Kim cautioning people about the dangers and conditions of certain parts of Brooklyn.

There was also an official remix of the song featuring Tego Calderón. The song featured a new verse and ad-libs from Calderon, as well as a new intro from Kim, but no new verses from Kim. A limited edition CD single featuring this remix was given away with purchases of "The Naked Truth" album exclusively at Target.

The music video of the song starts with the chorus of the clean version of "Shut Up Bitch", which they say "Shut Up, Chick" instead.

Two versions of the song were released. The original, which features cities throughout the US and overseas during the hook, and another version titled "Lighters Up (Welcome To Brooklyn)", which features spots throughout Brooklyn during the hook.

Lauryn Hill wanted to feature on the song but due to label issues it never happened.

Track listings

  • UK Promo CD
    1. "Lighters Up" (Radio Edit) - 3:28
  • European Promo CD
    1. "Lighters Up" (Explicit Version) - 4:26
    2. "Lighters Up" (Clean Radio Edit) - 3:28
    3. "My Ni*#@s" (Bonus) - 4:14
  • US Promo CD
    1. Lighters Up (Amended) 4:06
    2. Lighters Up (Explicit) 4:29
    3. Lighters Up (Instrumental) 4:30
    4. Lighters Up (Welcome To Brooklyn) (Amended) 4:30
    5. Lighters Up (Welcome To Brooklyn) (Explicit) 4:28
  • US Remix Promo CD
    1. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Radio Version) - 3:44
    2. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Explicit Version) - 3:44
    3. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Instrumental) - 3:39
    4. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Acapella) - 3:44
  • Europe CD single
    1. "Lighters Up" (Album Version) 4:22
    2. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Radio Version) - 3:44
  • UK CD single
    1. "Lighters Up" (Album Version) - 4:22
    2. "Lighters Up" (Edit) - 3:30
  • US Remix CD single
    1. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (featuring Tego Calderon) - 3:44
  • Maxi CD
    1. "Lighters Up" (Radio Edit) (Explicit Version) - 3:28
    2. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Explicit Version) - 3:44
    3. "Lighters Up" (Instrumental) - 3:28
    4. "Came Back For You" (Non Album Track) - 4:20
    5. Enhanced Video

    Credits

    Credits for "Lighters Up" are taken from the singles liner notes.

    Original

    Recording
  • Recorded at Hit Factory Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL & Sony Music Recording Studios, New York, NY
  • Recorded by Wayne "The Brain" Allison and Dan The Man,
  • Personnel
  • Vocals by Lil' Kim
  • Written by K. Jones, S. Storch
  • Produced by Scott Storch
  • Bass and Guitar by Aaron Fishbein
  • Mixed By Glen Marchese
  • Remix

    Recording
  • Recorded at Hit Factory Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL & Sony Music Recording Studios, New York, NY
  • Recorded by Dan The Man
  • Additional Recording at Circle House Studios, Miami, FL by Dominigo Ramon
  • Personnel
  • Vocals by Lil' Kim, Tego Calderon
  • Written by K. Jones, S. Storch, V. Carraway, T. Calderon
  • Percussion by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
  • Bass and Guitar by Aaron Fishbein
  • Mixed By Glen Marchese
  • Additional mixing by Dan The Man
  • References

    Lighters Up Wikipedia


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