Quiet Storm (song)

"Quiet Storm" is the first single from Mobb Deep's fourth album Murda Muzik. It was originally released on the soundtrack for the film In Too Deep. The song features a sample of the bass line from the classic hip-hop song "White Lines (Don't Do It)" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and another sample from Smokey Robinson's "A Quiet Storm". In 2001, R&B group 112 used an updated version of the "Quiet Storm" beat for their number-one single, It's Over Now.

"Quiet Storm"
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Single by Mobb Deep
from the album Murda Muzik and In Too Deep (soundtrack)
ReleasedMarch 14, 1999
October 5, 1999 (remix)
Recorded1998
GenreEast Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Length4:24
LabelLoud
Songwriter(s)Havoc
Prodigy
Melle Mel
Smokey Robinson
Producer(s)Havoc
Jonathan Williams (remix)
Mobb Deep singles chronology
"Hoodlum"
(1997)
"Quiet Storm"
(1999)
"It's Mine"
(1999)

A remix featuring Lil' Kim was released as the album's second single. The remix also became very popular and is noted to be one of Lil' Kim's most memorable guest appearances.

Track listingEdit

Side A

  1. "Quiet Storm" [Dirty Version]
  2. "Quiet Storm" [Instrumental]

Side B

  1. "Quiet Storm" [Clean Version]
  2. "Quiet Storm" [Acappella]

RemixEdit

A remix of "Quiet Storm" (co-produced by Jonathan "Lighty" Williams) was released shortly after the release of the single. The remix features Lil' Kim, who used her guest verse to diss rapper Foxy Brown.[1] The B-side features the song "It's Mine", which would be released as the next single from the album.

Throughout her career, Lil' Kim has performed the remix of "Quiet Storm" at various high-profile venues, including at Hot97's Hot for the Holidays concert and the 2019 BET Hip-Hop Awards. Jones performs a dance routine during the chorus of the remix which has gone viral multiple times, and which has become known to many as the "Lil' Kim Dance."

Track listingEdit

Side A
  1. "Quiet Storm" (remix) (clean version)
  2. "Quiet Storm" (remix) (dirty version)
Side B
  1. "It's Mine" (clean version)
  2. "It's Mine" (dirty version)

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kawalik, Tracy (February 14, 2019). "The 20 best hip hop diss tracks of the '90s". Mixmag. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  2. ^ "Mobb Deep Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  3. ^ "Mobb Deep Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  4. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – Year-End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2020.

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