Can't Let You Go

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"Can't Let You Go"
Fabolous - Can't Let You Go.jpg
Single by Fabolous featuring Mike Shorey and Lil' Mo
from the album Street Dreams
Released February 23, 2003 (2003-02-23)
Format CD single
Recorded 2002
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:43
Label Desert Storm, Elektra
Songwriter(s) J. Jackson, C. Loving, J. Smith
Producer(s) Just Blaze
Fabolous singles chronology
"Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)"
(2003) Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)2003
"Can't Let You Go"
(2003) Can't Let You Go2003
"Into You"
(2003) Into You2003
Lil' Mo singles chronology
"Ten Commandments"
(2003) Ten Commandments2003
"Can't Let You Go"
(2003) Can't Let You Go2003
"Hot Girls"
(2004) Hot Girls2004

"Can't Let You Go" is a song by American hip-hop artist Fabolous. It was released in February 2003 as the second single from his second studio album Street Dreams. The song features Mike Shorey and Lil' Mo and was produced by Just Blaze.


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 transitions 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)


Chart (2003) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 27
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 37
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 70
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 43
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 9
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 33
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 52
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 95
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[6] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 4
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[11] 2
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks[11] 2



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