Can't Let You Go

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"Can't Let You Go"
Single by Fabolous featuring Lil' Mo and Mike Shorey
from the album Street Dreams
Released May 27, 2003 (2003-05-27)
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop, R&B, pop
Length 3:43
Label Desert Storm, Elektra
Writer(s) J. Jackson, C. Loving, J. Smith
Producer(s) Just Blaze
Fabolous 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)

"Can't Let You Go" is the second single by American recording artist Fabolous from his second studio album Street Dreams. The song features Mike Shorey and Lil' Mo and was produced by Just Blaze.

Background[edit]

When Lil' Mo was going to record the first single to her debut album titled "Superwoman (Part 2)", 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 video[edit]

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 switches to a song titled "Damn", where Fabolous is rapping in front of lighted letters that read "damn" while women dance behind him.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  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)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
Position
Australian Singles Chart[3] 27
Belgian Ultratop 50 Singles Chart (Flanders)[3] 37
Dutch Top 40[4][4] 9
German Singles Chart[4] 70
Irish Singles Chart[4] 43
New Zealand Singles Chart[4] 33
Swedish Singles Chart[3] 53
Swiss Singles Chart[3] 95
UK Singles Chart[4] 14
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[5] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks[5] 2

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b c d "Fabolous feat. Mike Shorey & Lil' Mo - Can't Let You Go (chanson)". Ultratop. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Fabolous featuring Mike Shorey and Lil' Mo - Can't Let You Go - Music Charts". αCharts. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  5. ^ a b c "Can't Let You Go - Fabolous". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 

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