Stutter (Joe song)
"Stutter" is a 2000 song by American R&B singer Joe. The original version of the song was produced by Roy "Royalty" Hamilton and Teddy Riley and written by Roy "Royalty" Hamilton and Ernest E. Dixon. A remix by Allen "Allstar" Gordon Jr. features rapper Mystikal, was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States for four weeks in 2001. It was one of just three singles to have sold over 500,000 copies in 2001; the song samples Summer in the City by Quincy Jones. The remix samples "Passin' Me By" by The Pharcyde; the song and video refers to Joe's girlfriend, who comes home early in the morning while he wakes up and they discuss where she had been. She's "stuttering". Joe's close friend, portrayed by rapper Mystikal and spies her while she sleeps with another man in a motel, called the "Easy Rest-In", taping it on video. After she leaves and Mystikal are driving next to each other on the road, while they discuss the bad situation. Arriving home, Joe's girlfriend notes the video in their television, turning out it was her evil twin sister having that affair.
Both the girlfriend and the twin sister were played by actress Natashia Williams. On April 10, 2001, Joe and Mystikal performed the song live at the 7th Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. Rock group My Darkest Days covered the song on their 2012 release Sick and Twisted Affair, have been performing the rock version live since 2008. American rapper-singer Becky G covered the song in 2015 as an upload to her YouTube page with a rewritten rap added to her version instead of performing Mystikal's verse. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Outkast was an American hip hop duo formed in 1992 in East Point, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. The duo achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, helping to popularize Southern hip hop while experimenting with diverse genres such as funk, psychedelia and techno. Benjamin and Patton formed the group as high school students in 1992. Outkast released their debut album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik in 1994, which gained popularity after the single "Player's Ball" reached number one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. With successive releases including ATLiens and Aquemini, the duo further developed their sound, experimenting with a variety of styles and achieving commercial success. In 2000, Outkast released the critically acclaimed Stankonia, which included the singles "Ms. Jackson" and "B. O. B." In September 2003, the duo released the double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, which featured the number one singles "Hey Ya!" and "The Way You Move."
The album would win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America. Outkast next released the soundtrack for the 2006 musical film Idlewild, which they starred in. In 2007, the duo went on hiatus and both members have since pursued solo careers. In 2014, Outkast reunited to celebrate their 20th anniversary by performing at more than 40 festivals worldwide, beginning at the Coachella Festival in April; the duo is one of the most successful hip-hop groups of all time. Between six studio albums and a greatest hits release, Outkast has sold over 25 million records. Meanwhile, they have garnered widespread critical acclaim, with publications such as Rolling Stone and Pitchfork Media listing albums such as Aquemini and Stankonia among the best of their era. Benjamin and Patton met in 1992 at the Lenox Square shopping mall when they were both sixteen years old; the two attended Tri-Cities High School. During school and Patton participated in rap battles in the cafeteria.
Benjamin's parents were divorced and he was living with his father. Meanwhile, Patton had to move with six sisters from Savannah to Atlanta. Benjamin and Patton teamed up and were pursued by Organized Noize, a group of local producers who would make hits for TLC; the duo wanted to be called "2 Shades Deep" or "The Misfits", but because those names were taken they decided to use "OutKast" based on finding "outcast" as synonym for "misfit" in a dictionary. OutKast, Organized Noize, schoolmates Goodie Mob formed the nucleus of the Dungeon Family organization. OutKast signed to L. A, and Babyface imprint prior to graduation which would become LaFace Records in 1992, becoming the label's first hip hop act and making their first appearance on the remix of labelmate TLC's "What About Your Friends". During the holiday season of 1993, they released their first single, "Player's Ball"; the song's funky style, much of it accomplished with live instrumentation, was a hit with audiences. "Player's Ball" hit number-one on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart.'Player's Ball' topped the R&B charts for six weeks.
Their debut album, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, was issued on April 26, 1994. This initial effort is credited with laying the foundation for southern hip hop and is considered a classic by many; every track on Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was produced by Organized Noize and featured other members of the Dungeon Family. Follow-up singles included the title track and "Git Up Git Out", a politically charged collaboration with Goodie Mob, sampled by Macy Gray for her 1999 hit "Do Something." On this early material, both André and Big Boi contrast lyrical content reflecting the lifestyles of pimps and gangsters with politically conscious material commenting on the status of African Americans in the South. OutKast won Best New Rap Group at the Source Awards in 1995. Within the mess, the East Coast - West Coast feud, André came up on stage followed by boos from the crowd and said, "But it's like this though, I'm tired of them closed minded folks, it's like we gotta demo tape but don't nobody want to hear it.
But it's like this: the South got something to say, that's all I got to say." As eloquently stated by rapper T. I. "Outkast, period. Outkast. That's; that was the first time when people began to take Southern rap seriously." In the same year, the group contributed "Benz or a Beamer" to the popular New Jersey Drive soundtrack. After Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik was certified platinum, LaFace Records gave OutKast more creative control and advanced money for their follow-up album, which they recorded from 1995 to 1996; the duo took the opportunity to recreate their image. On a trip to Jamaica with producer Mr. DJ, the two decided to abandon their cornrow hairstyles in favor of a more natural aesthetic, vowing to stop combing their hair. Dungeon Family member Big Rube observed an increase in the duo's confidence after returning from their first tour, remarking, "They started understanding the power they had in their music, they started showing a swagger that certain artists have—the ones that are stars."
The two became more accustomed to playing live Big Boi, André 3000 changed his lifestyle, as he adopted a more eccentric fashion sense, became a vegetarian, stopped smoking marijuana. The members underwent changes in their personal lives.
Fallin' (Alicia Keys song)
"Fallin" is a song by American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys from her debut studio album Songs in A Minor. It was released as the lead single from Songs in A Minor in April 2, 2001. Written and produced by Keys, "Fallin'" is considered her signature song."Fallin'" attained global success, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the top 5 in several countries. It received numerous certifications around the world, is one of the best-selling singles of 2001. In 2009, "Fallin'" was named the 29th most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade, it won three Grammy Awards in 2002, including Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, was nominated for Record of the Year. The song was written by Alicia Keys as the lead single from her debut studio album, Songs in A Minor; when asked about the background behind the song, Keys told Billboard, "I wanted to write a song for someone, 10 or 12 years old – like a young Michael Jackson. Though he was young, he was singing some deep stuff back then.
Is about the ins and outs of a relationship. Sometimes, you're head-over-heels in love with someone, sometimes you can't stand that person. You fall in and out, sometimes it goes back and forth, that's just what relationships are about."According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the song is set in 12/8 time with a "free" tempo of 60 beats per minute. It is composed in the key of E minor with Keys' vocal range spanning from the low-note of B3 to the high-note of E5; the song has a basic chord progression of Em–Bm7–Em–Bm7 as it follows a "moderate blues tempo" throughout the chorus of the song. NME called it a "assive, massive massive hit" adding "Piano tinkles, drum machine coughs like an athsmatic whippet and Alicia strokes your spine with ice cubes and spatters your spotty back with hot candle wax"; the song was described as "gospel fervor of lovesick righteousness" by Beth Johnson of Entertainment Weekly. Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times described the song as having "the neo-soul vitality of Macy Gray and Jill Scott."
Sam Faulkner of NME said that the song had "deeper moments creep up and grab you exemplified." Mark Anthony Neal of PopMatters said that the song "combines Keys' natural blues register with a subtle, brilliantly so, sample of James Brown's'It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World'." Barry Walters of Rolling Stone said "there's no denying the serious early Aretha vibe permeating the hit."Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine said that "the gospel-tinged starts out with measured piano and basic drum programming building to a crescendo of operatic proportions." Steve Jones of USA Today described the song as "a bluesy ode to self-destructive love" and further commented that the song "is only a teaser for what she has to offer." Simon Price of The Independent called the song Keys' breakthrough song and noted how the melody of the song is similar to Queen's "We Are the Champions". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic pointed out the lack of depth in the song, saying it "doesn't have much body to it", which he felt was "a testament to Keys' skills as a musician."
In The Village Voice's 2001 Pazz & Jop critics' poll, the song appeared at number four on the list. In September 2011, "Fallin'" was placed at number 22 by VH1 on its list for the 100 Greatest Songs of the 2000s. "ospel vibe and powerful vocals form Keys" led Complex to place the song on number two on its list of "The 25 Best Alicia Keys Songs". The Telegraph compiled a list of "100 songs that defined the Noughties" and placed "Fallin'" at number 97. Rolling Stone ranked it number sixty-two on their Top 100 Songs of the 2000s decade. "Fallin'" charted at number 413 in Blender magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born. In 2011, the song ranked at number five on Nerve's list of "The 25 Greatest Love Songs of the 2000s". In the United States, "Fallin'" debuted at number ninety-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of June 16, 2001; the song stayed on the chart for nine weeks before peaking at number one on the chart. It remained on the chart for a total of 34 weeks, it managed to chart on the 2001 Billboard Year-End Hot 100 at number two behind Lifehouse's "Hanging by a Moment".
As one of the most critically acclaimed singles of 2001, "Fallin'" was nominated for several awards. "Fallin'" connected well with NARAS as the song was nominated in 2002 for four Grammy Awards: Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song. It ended up winning all but one of the awards. At the 2001 Billboard Music Awards, "Fallin'" was nominated for the Hot 100 Single of the Year; the song was nominated for Outstanding Song and Outstanding Music Video at the 2002 NAACP Image Awards. The music video for "Fallin"', directed by Blake Johnson and Danny Wise. Unlike most other R&B videos, the video for "Fallin'" was a low-key clip with no dancing; the video opens with a radio playing "Girlfriend". The plot has Keys traveling to a prison to visit her incarcerated boyfriend; the plot is continued in the video for Keys' next single, "A Woman's Worth", which explores what happens when Keys' boyfriend is released and, with her help, adjusts back to regular life. Keys said in an interview that she was supposed to be the one incarcerated, her boyfriend was visiting her.
Alicia Keys – lead vocals, backing vocals, all other instruments, arranger Miri Ben-Ari – violin Kerry "Krucial" Brothers – drum programming Spaceman Patterson – guitar Cindy Mizelle
Fiesta (R. Kelly song)
"Fiesta" is a song by singer R. Kelly and featuring rappers Jay-Z & Boo & Gotti; the hit song spent five weeks at number-one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number six on the US pop chart. R. Kelly and Jay-Z have worked several times together. In 2002, they released the album "The Best of Both Worlds" which sold 285,000 copies in its first week; the single is ranked by Billboard as the best selling and most played R&B/Hip Hop song of 2001. "Fiesta" follows the previous singles and music videos, "I Wish" and "I Wish". In 2001, the song spent five weeks at #1 on the US R&B chart and reached #6 on the US Pop chart; the original "Fiesta" track is one of the 19 tracks on TP-2.com. The music video for the single is created by R. Kelly and Little X. R. Kelly – songwriting, primary artist Jay-Z – songwriting, guest appearance Poke & Tone – songwriting, production Larry Gates – songwriting, production Boo & Gotti – vocals, guest appearance Donnie Lyle – additional guitars Abel Garibaldi – recording, additional programming Ian Mereness – recording Andy Gallas – programming assistant Rich Travali – mixing Patrick Woodward – mixing assistant contains a guitar sample from "Fantasia" written and performed by Pavlo Simtikidis "Ignition" by R. Kelly from the album Chocolate Factory "Ride Til I Die" by Shawn Do, Mistah F.
A. B. and Dubb 20 from the album Thizz Nation Vol. 2 "Mafia" by The Relativez featuring Nuttz from the album Legendary "We F'd Up" by J Dilla from the album Pay Jay "After Party" by The Lonely Island featuring Santigold from the album Turtleneck & Chain "Songs on 12 Play" by Chris Brown featuring Trey Songz from the album X Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
It's Over Now (112 song)
"It's Over Now" is the lead single by 112's from their third album, Part III, their first number-one R&B single, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for two weeks. Slim and Daron share lead vocals on the song; the song contains an interpolation of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's song "White Lines", used by the hip hop group Mobb Deep for their biggest hit "Quiet Storm" released over a year prior to "It's Over Now". The song itself was interpolated by English singer Ellie Goulding on the song "We Can't Move To This" off of her third studio album, Delirium. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
"Ms. Jackson" is a song by American alternative hip hop duo OutKast, it was released on October 2000, as the second single from OutKast's fourth album, Stankonia. It topped the US charts, reached number one in Germany and number two in the United Kingdom. In October 2015, NME placed it at number 81 on its list of the "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years" and in June of the same year Rolling Stone ranked it at number 55 in their "100 Best Songs of the 2000s"."Ms. Jackson" won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards; the music video, directed by F. Gary Gray, features animals nodding along to the song, won the BET Award for Video of the Year and MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video; the single helped sell the album following the commercial underperformance of the lead single "B. O. B.", despite nearly universal acclaim from critics, failed to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 and only reached number 69 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In Vibe, a few years after the fact, Andre recalled creating the song. Jackson' was an acoustic guitar song. I just converted it over into something people could understand a little bit more." The song was inspired, by Andre's relationship with Erykah Badu and her mother. The song discusses the problems that break-ups and divorce can have on a couple, the animosity that a woman's mother can have for her daughter's former boyfriend or husband; the video works as a possible metaphor for the duo's "stormy" relationships with the mothers of their children and their families. The storm theme is alluded to in the song by André 3000: "Me and your daughter got a special thing going on/You say it's puppy love, we say it's full grown/Hope that we feel this, feel this way forever/You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather, Ms. Jackson." The song samples The Brothers Johnson's version of "Strawberry Letter 23" by Shuggie Otis and features an altered version of a tune from "Bridal Chorus" from the opera Lohengrin by German composer Richard Wagner, played on piano.
UK CD1"Ms. Jackson" – 3:36 "Elevators" – 4:56 "Ms. Jackson" – 4:58UK CD2"Ms. Jackson" – 4:03 "Ms. Jackson" – 4:34 "Sole Sunday" - 4:41 "Sole Sunday" - 4:41European CD Single"Ms. Jackson" – 4:03 "Ms. Jackson" – 4:34 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
"Differences" is an R&B song by American singer Ginuwine. Released in August 2001 off his third studio album, The Life, the song spent four weeks on the U. S. R&B chart at the number-one spot; this is top charting single in his career to date. The song is peaking at number four on the main US pop chart, he wrote this song for his wife, rapper Solé. The music video was directed by Hype Williams. CD single "Differences" "Differences" "Differences" "Differences" Music video at MTV.com All about differences Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics