No Time (Lil' Kim song)

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"No Time"
Single by Lil' Kim featuring Puff Daddy
from the album Hard Core
Released October 29, 1996
Format CD single, cassette single, 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1996
Genre Hip hop, dirty rap
Length 5:03
Label Atlantic, Undeas
Writer(s) Kimberly Jones, Sean Combs, Christopher Wallace
Producer(s) Stevie J
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Lil' Kim singles chronology
"Get Money" (feat. The Notorious B.I.G.)
"No Time"
"Crush on You"

"No Time" is a song by American rapper Lil' Kim. It was released as her debut single in 1996 which served as the first single from Kim's debut album Hard Core. It peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the Top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. "No Time" topped the US Rap Songs for nine weeks, becoming Kim's first number 1 hit on that chart.[1] Additionally, the song charted at number 45 on the UK Singles Chart. The single was certified gold by the RIAA.[2] "No Time" contains a sample of Vicki Anderson's "Message from the Soul Sisters" and Lyn Collins's "Take Me Just As I Am".

Music video[edit]

The music video, which was helmed by German director Marcus Nispel and filmed in the World Trade Center, features her and Puff riding up and down escaltors while rapping. Kim makes reference to Adina Howard's hit single "Freak Like Me" in the songs lyrics when she says:"...your girl ain't a freak like me, or Adina". Kim makes a reference to the video in the 2003 song "(When Kim Say) Can You Hear Me Know " off the album La Bella Mafia, saying " the same bitch on the escalator", and also in the 2005 single Whoa when she says: "...told you I'm the same bitch from the escalator".

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • UK cassette single
  1. "No Time" (Radio Edit) - 3:58
  2. "No Time" (The Incident Remix) - 4:39
  • UK CD single [3]
  1. "No Time" (Radio Edit) - 3:58
  2. "No Time" (Radio Mix) - 5:03
  3. "No Time" (Album Version) - 5:03
  4. "No Time" (Instrumental) - 5:03
  • Europe CD single [4]
  1. "No Time" (Radio Edit) - 3:58
  2. "No Time" (The Incident Remix) - 4:39
  3. "No Time" (Incident Remix Instrumental) - 4:38
  4. "No Time" (Album Version) - 5:03
  5. "No Time" (Instrumental) - 5:03

Charts and certifications[edit]


  • Recorded at Daddy's House Recording Studios
  • Vocals by Lil' Kim, S. Combs
  • Written by K. Jones, S. Combs, J. Brown
  • Produced by Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs and Steven "Stevie J" Jordan
  • Mastered by Herb Powers


  1. ^ "Hard Core album". Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Lil' Kim Featuring Puff Daddy - No Time (CD) at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Lil' Kim - No Time (CD) at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Chart Data: Lil' Kim". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  6. ^ "Chart Log UK: DJ Steve L. - LZ Love". Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  7. ^ Billboard (1996-12-28). Billboard - 1996 The Year In Music. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  8. ^ Billboard Top 100 - 1997. "Billboard Top 100 - 1997 - Longbored Surfer - Charts". Longbored Surfer. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Billboard (1997-12-27). Billboard - 1997 The Year In Music. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 

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