"Gangsta Lovin'" is the lead single from Eve's third studio album, Eve-Olution (2002). It became her second consecutive number-two hit on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as her third consecutive top ten hit in the United Kingdom. The song features R&B-soul singer Alicia Keys. When being asked in an interview why she chose Keys to be on the song, Eve said, "I love Alicia, I mean I think she's incredibly talented, and I needed a girl on the song, and why not Alicia Keys?". The chorus contains re-sung elements from Yarbrough and Peoples' 1981 song "Don't Stop the Music", which were also used on Common's 1997 song "All Night Long" featuring Erykah Badu.
|Single by Eve featuring Alicia Keys|
|from the album Eve-Olution|
|B-side||"U Me & She"|
|Released||July 3, 2002 (U.S.)|
September 2002 (UK)
|Format||CD single, CD maxi single|
|Recorded||2002; The Hit Factory|
(New York City, New York)
|Genre||Hip hop, R&B|
|Label||Ruff Ryders, Interscope|
|Songwriter(s)||Alisa Yarbrough, Jonah Ellis, Lonnie Simmons, Eve Jeffers|
|Producer(s)||Irv Gotti, Channel 7|
|Eve singles chronology|
|Alicia Keys singles chronology|
The video for "Gangsta Lovin'", directed by Little X, starts with girls putting food on their plates from a buffet table with shirts on that say "Eve", "&", "Alicia", "In", and "Gangsta Love". It then goes to a swimming pool where Eve and Keys are sitting in beach chairs. Eve is glancing at a man she is clearly interested in. The video then switches off showing the pool scene, a scene in a room where Eve is rapping by herself, and a room where Keys is singing by herself. For the second verse, Eve walks into a party where the man she is interested in is. The man catches Eve's eye, and they smile at each other. In the chorus, it shows them talking and exchanging phone numbers. At the beginning of the third verse, Keys and Eve are in the same room. The man is shown calling Eve, and Eve goes to the beach and sits down with him. Keys stands at the beach singing by herself. Eve and the man walk down the beach together. At the end, Eve and Keys are shown wearing "Gangsta Love" shirts.
In popular cultureEdit
- UK CD single
- European CD single
- "Gangsta Lovin'" (featuring Alicia Keys) – 3:59
- "U Me & She" – 3:52
- European CD maxi single
Charts and certificationsEdit
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