The Jump Off

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"The Jump Off"
Single by Lil' Kim featuring Mr. Cheeks
from the album La Bella Mafia
Released January 28, 2003
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Manhattan Center Studios[1]
(New York City, New York)
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:53
Label Atlantic/Queen Bee Entertainment
Writer(s) K. Jones
T. Mosley
Producer(s) Timbaland
Lil' Kim featuring Mr. Cheeks singles chronology
"Kimnotyze"
(2002)
"The Jump Off"
(2003)
"Ten Commandments"
(2003)

"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 #16 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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."

Background[edit]

"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[edit]

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..

Music Video[edit]

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

Track listings[edit]

  • 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
  • US Promo CD[5]
  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
  • UK Promo CD[7]
  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

Charts[edit]

Charts (2003) Position[9]
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[10] 59
Belgian Singles Chart 27
Dutch Singles Chart 83
German Singles Chart 78
Italian Singles Chart 20
Japan J-Wave Tokio Hot 100 54
UK Singles Chart 16
US Billboard Hot 100 16
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 8
US Rap Songs 7
Year-end charts (2003) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 72
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles[12] 36
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales[13] 23
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay[13] 36

Compilation appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Lil' Kim Chart Data at mariah-charts.com
  10. ^ "Pandora Archive". Pandora.nla.gov.au. 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  11. ^ Billboard Top 100 - 2003. "Billboard Top 100 - 2003 - Longbored Surfer - Charts". Longbored Surfer. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  12. ^ Billboard.BIZ. "2003 Year End Charts - Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  13. ^ a b Billboard (2003-12-27). Billboard - 2003 The Year In Music. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 

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