4Ever (Lil' Mo song)

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"4Ever"
Single by Lil' Mo featuring Fabolous
from the album Meet the Girl Next Door
Released February 18, 2003[1]
Format CD single, 12" vinyl
Recorded 2002
Quad Recording
(New York, NY)
Genre R&B
Length 4:31
Label Elektra
Writer(s) C. Loving, B. Cox, C. Love, J. Jackson
Producer(s) Bryan-Michael Cox, Craig Love
Lil' Mo singles chronology
"If I Could Go!"
(2002)
"4Ever"
(2003)
"Ten Commandments"
(2003)
Fabolous singles chronology
"Basketball"
(2002)
"4Ever"
(2003)
"Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)"
(2003)

"4Ever" is the lead single from Lil' Mo's second album, Meet the Girl Next Door (2003). The song features guest vocals by rapper Fabolous and production by Bryan-Michael Cox and Craig Love. Prior to its official physical release, the song was serviced to radio stations through airplay in early December 2002.[2] Upon its release, critics referred to the single as an "uptempo wedding" ode.[3][4]

Music video[edit]

On January 19, 2003, a two-day filming shoot began for the music video of "4Ever," which was directed by Benny Boom in Brooklyn, New York.[5] The video initially premiered on BET in late February 2003.[6]

The synopsis of the video focuses on Lil' Mo's reminiscent memories of her boyfriend as she climbs the stairs of an apartment. Each step she takes, Mo receives a flashback, one of which of course features Fabolous.[5]

Track listings and formats[edit]

CD single[7]
  1. "4 Ever" (Album Version) (featuring Fabolous) — 4:34
  2. "4 Ever" (Album Version w/ No Intro) (featuring Fabolous) — 3:55
  3. "4 Ever" (No Rap Version w/ Intro) — 4:34
  4. "4 Ever" (No Rap Version w/ No Intro) — 3:55
  5. "4 Ever" (Instrumental) — 4:34
  6. "4 Ever" (TV Track) (featuring Fabolous) — 4:34
  7. "4 Ever" (A Cappella) (featuring Fabolous) — 4:30
12" vinyl[8]
  1. "4 Ever" (Album Version)
  2. "4 Ever" (Album Version) (No Intro)
  3. "4 Ever" (No Rap Version w/ Intro)
  4. "4 Ever" (No Rap Version) (No Intro)
  5. "Ten Commandments" (Amended Version) (featuring Lil' Kim)
  6. "Ten Commandments" (Instrumental)
  7. "4 Ever" (Instrumental)
  8. "4 Ever" (Acappella)
Remix vinyl[9]
  1. "4Ever" (Midi Mafia Remix) (featuring Baby Cham)
  2. "4Ever" (Midi Mafia Remix) (Instrumental)
  3. "4Ever" (Midi Mafia Remix) (Acappella) (featuring Baby Cham)
  4. "21 Answers" (featuring Free)

Charts[edit]

Charts (2003) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 37
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[10] 13
US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40[10] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ "4 Ever - Lil' Mo > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Moss, Corey (December 5, 2002). "Lil' Mo Nabs A Fellow Lil' And Fabolous For The Girl Next Door". MTV News. MTV.com. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Lorez, Jeff. "From 'Superwoman' to 'Girl Next Door'." Billboard. April 5, 2003: 17. Print.
  4. ^ Askew, Sonya. "Sam Goody's got its ear to the street." Vibe. May 2003: 24. Print.
  5. ^ a b Wiederhorn, Jon (January 27, 2003). "Fabolous And Lil' Mo Buddy Up Again In Two New Videos". MTV News. MTV.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Programming > Billboard: Video Monitor." Billboard. March 15, 2003: 62. Print.
  7. ^ "Lil' Mo Featuring Fabolous - 4 Ever (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Lil' Mo Featuring Fabolous - 4 Ever (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lil' Mo Featuring Baby Cham - 4Ever (Midi Mafia Remix) (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "Meet the Girl Next Door - Lil' Mo > Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 

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