Can't Let You Go

"Can't Let You Go" is a song by American hip-hop artist Fabolous. It was released on February 23, 2003 as the second single from his second studio album Street Dreams. The song features Mike Shorey and Lil' Mo and was produced by Just Blaze.

"Can't Let You Go"
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Single by Fabolous featuring Mike Shorey and Lil' Mo
from the album Street Dreams
ReleasedFebruary 23, 2003 (2003-02-23)
Recorded2002
Genre
Length3:43
LabelDesert Storm, Elektra
Songwriter(s)J. Jackson, C. Loving, J. Smith
Producer(s)Just Blaze
Fabolous singles chronology
"Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)"
(2003)
"Can't Let You Go"
(2003)
"Into You"
(2003)
Lil' Mo singles chronology
"Ten Commandments"
(2003)
"Can't Let You Go"
(2003)
"Hot Girls"
(2004)

BackgroundEdit

When Lil' Mo was going to record the first single to her debut album titled "Superwoman Pt. II", she asked DJ Clue for Fabolous to do the track with her after hearing him on one of Clue's mixtapes.[1] She had previously worked with Jay-Z and Ja Rule, but wanted Fabolous on the track, despite only hearing him on a mixtape.[1]

Music videoEdit

The music video was filmed in Los Angeles, California on February 21 and 22, 2003, after the music video for Lil' Mo's "4Ever" was filmed in Brooklyn, New York the previous month.[2]

Directed by Erik White,[2] the music video starts with Fabolous creeping back into bed in the morning with one twin sister, after spending the night with the other twin. It continues showing him with the two women in similar places, expressing his admiration for both, even buying two copies of a necklace for each twin. Mike Shorey and Lil' Mo sing the chorus after each dating scene. At a restaurant, the two women confront each other, then confront Fabolous and begin to argue. The video then transitions to a song titled "Damn", where Fabolous is rapping in front of lighted letters that read "damn" while women dance behind him.[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Can't Let You Go" (album version)
  2. "Can't Let You Go" (main remix original version)
  3. "Young'n" (album version)
  4. "Can't Deny It" (album version)

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Shaheem Reid (February 19, 2003). Fabolous Molds New ' R. Kelly,' Credits Mixtape For Bringing Him, Lil' Mo Together MTV. Accessed August 27, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Jon Wiederhorn (January 27, 2003). Fabolous And Lil' Mo Buddy Up Again In Two New Videos MTV. Accessed August 27, 2008.
  3. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo – Can't Let You Go". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Ultratop.be – Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo – Can't Let You Go" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo – Can't Let You Go" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2019-02-25.
  6. ^ a b "Fabolous featuring Mike Shorey and Lil' Mo - Can't Let You Go - Music Charts". αCharts. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  7. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo – Can't Let You Go" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Charts.nz – Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo – Can't Let You Go". Top 40 Singles.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo – Can't Let You Go". Singles Top 100.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo – Can't Let You Go". Swiss Singles Chart.
  12. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Top 100-Jaaroverzicht van 2003". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  16. ^ "Jaaroverzichten – Single 2003". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  17. ^ "Billboard Top 100 – 2003". billboardtop100of.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  18. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved March 30, 2020.

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