Let Me Blow Ya Mind

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"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
Eve Featuring Gwen Stefani - Let Me Blow Ya Mind.jpg
Single by Eve featuring Gwen Stefani
from the album Scorpion
Released May 15, 2001 (2001-05-15)
Format
Recorded 2000
Genre
Length 3:51
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Eve singles chronology
"Who's That Girl?"
(2001)
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
(2001)
"Caramel"
(2001)
"Who's That Girl?"
(2001)
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
(2001)
"Caramel"
(2001)
Gwen Stefani singles chronology
"South Side"
(2000) South Side2000
"Let Me Blow Ya Mind"
(2001) Let Me Blow Ya Mind2001
"What You Waiting For?"
(2004) What You Waiting For?2004

"Let Me Blow Ya Mind" is a song by American rapper Eve, featuring American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on May 15, 2001, as the second and final single from Eve's second album, Scorpion (2001), it became Eve's highest-charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100 (alongside 2002's "Gangsta Lovin'"), peaking at number 2; it also reached number one on the US Mainstream Top 40 chart. Worldwide, the song peaked at number 29 in Canada, number 4 in Australia and the United Kingdom, and topped the charts in Belgium, Ireland, Norway, and Switzerland, the song was listed at number seven on the 2001 Pazz & Jop list, a survey of several hundred music critics conducted by Robert Christgau.[1] It won a Grammy Award in 2002 for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, which was a brand new category at the time, the music video won the 2001 MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video.

Composition[edit]

The song is performed in the key of G minor in common time with a tempo of 90 beats per minute.[2][3]

Music video[edit]

In the music video, Gwen Stefani and Eve are shown stopping at a red light. Eve brings in a gang of party crashers, and she tells Gwen to tag along. Gwen gets out of her car and gets into the all-terrain vehicle, they arrive at the party where to crash it after parking their ATV. Then, they are arrested for disrupting a formal party (whose attendees include actor Udo Kier) with their loud music and rowdiness. An older woman appears in the video: the woman shares a strong resemblance to Leona Helmsley, she tells police officers about the disturbance as Stefani and Eve disrupt the party. Dr. Dre also makes an appearance at the end of the video when he comes to jail and pays the bail for Eve and Stefani. Fellow Ruff Ryders Jadakiss and Styles P appear in a scene in which Eve acts as a bartender.

Track listing[edit]

CD: 1

  1. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (featuring Gwen Stefani)
  2. "Who's That Girl? (C.L.A.S. Remix)
  3. "Ain't Got No Dough" (featuring Missy Elliott)
  4. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (featuring Gwen Stefani) (video)

CD: 2

  1. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (featuring Gwen Stefani)
  2. "Who's That Girl" (Akhenaton remix)
  3. "Gotta Man"
  4. "Let Me Blow Ya Mind (featuring Gwen Stefani) (video)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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