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"The Jump Off" is a song by American rapper Lil' Kim, released as the first single from her third studio album La Bella Mafia. It was produced by Timbaland and features Mr. Cheeks. The single debuted at number 95 and climbed into the Top 20 at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"The Jump Off"
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Single by Lil' Kim featuring Mr. Cheeks
from the album La Bella Mafia
ReleasedFebruary 28, 2003
FormatCD single
Recorded2002
StudioManhattan Center Studios[1]
(New York City, New York)
GenreHip hop
Length3:53
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Timbaland
Lil' Kim featuring Mr. Cheeks singles chronology
"Kimnotyze"
(2002)
"The Jump Off"
(2003)
"Ten Commandments"
(2003)

A memorable (if controversial) lyric from the song was "I can make a Sprite can disappear in my mouth." On the song's remix, Kim went further with the controversy by saying, "You thought the Sprite can was off the meter/Imagine what I do with a two-liter."

BackgroundEdit

"The Jump Off" means something that gets the party going and is also slang for "the best".[2] The chorus of the song samples the Lost Boyz's 1995 song "Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz". Kim decided to sample the song for the hook because it was one of her favorite songs during that time and felt it fit the storyline, despite producer Timbaland saying she should do something else.[3]

Remix/CoversEdit

A remix featuring Mobb Deep was also released but was used as a promotional single. The remix retained the same beat as the original, as well as Mr. Cheeks with background vocals, but featured new verses from Kim as well as Mobb Deep. There is also an unofficial remix to this song which features T.I..

Nicki Minaj made a cover of "The Jump Off" and renamed it to "Jump Off 07".

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song was filmed at "Capitale" in New York City. It was directed by Benny Boom.[2]

Track listingsEdit

  • US Remix Promo CD[4]
  1. "The Jump Off (Remix)" (Clean) – 4:26
  2. "The Jump Off (Remix)" (Dirty) – 4:26
  3. "The Jump Off (Remix)" (Acapella) – 4:26
  1. "The Jump Off" (Clean) – 3:54
  2. "The Jump Off" (Instrumental) – 3:58
  3. "The Jump Off" (Album Version) – 3:58
  • German Promo CD[6]
  1. "The Jump Off" (7Gemini Remix) – 3:50
  2. "The Jump Off" (Original Remix) – 3:53
  3. "The Jump Off" (Tomekk Remix) – 4:10
  4. "The Jump Off" (Nappy Doggout Remix) – 3:59
  1. "The Jump Off" (Clean Version) – 3:55
  2. "The Jump Off" (Dirty Version) – 3:55
  1. "The Jump Off" (Original Remix) – 3:54
  2. "The Jump Off" (Tomekk Remix) – 4:10
  3. "The Jump Off" (7Gemini Remix) – 3:50
  4. "The Jump Off" (Nappy Doggout Remix) – 3:59
  5. Enhanced Video

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Charts (2003) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 59
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[10] 27
Germany (Official German Charts)[11] 78
Italy (FIMI)[12] 20
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[13] 27
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 34
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[15] 6
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 16
US Billboard Hot 100[17] 17
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[18] 8
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[19] 7
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[20] 8

Year-end chartsEdit

Charts (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles[21] 36
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales[22] 23
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay[22] 36

Compilation appearancesEdit

  • All That "Hip Hop" (2005)
  • The song was also featured on Fox's show Empire as the introduction of episode 6 "Out, Damned Spot"(February 11, 2015).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lil' Kim – The Jump Off (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  2. ^ a b Lee, Elyssa (May 2003). "Tiny Dancer". InStyle. Time Inc.: 270.
  3. ^ MTV News (2003-03-11). "Lil' Kim Battles Butterflies, Invites Strong Girls To Join Her Mafia". Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  4. ^ "The Jump Off US Remix Promo CD". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
  5. ^ "The Jump Off US Promo CD". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
  6. ^ "The Jump Off German Promo CD". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
  7. ^ "The Jump Off UK Promo CD". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
  8. ^ "The Jump Off Maxi CD". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
  9. ^ "Pandora Archive" (PDF). Pandora.nla.gov.au. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Lil' Kim feat. Mr. Cheeks – The Jump Off" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Lil' Kim feat. Mr. Cheeks – The Jump Off". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Lil' Kim feat. Mr. Cheeks – The Jump Off". Top Digital Download.
  13. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Lil' Kim feat. Mr. Cheeks – The Jump Off" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  17. ^ "Lil Kim Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  18. ^ "Lil Kim Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  19. ^ "Lil Kim Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  20. ^ "Lil Kim Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  21. ^ Billboard.BIZ. "2003 Year End Charts – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-06-30.
  22. ^ a b Billboard (2003-12-27). Billboard – 2003 The Year In Music. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2014-05-08.

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