Gotta Leave

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"Gotta Leave"
Single by 702
from the album 702
B-side"Make Time"
ReleasedNovember 2, 1999 (1999-11-02) (U.S.) 2000
Format
Recorded1998—1999
GenreR&B, hip hop soul, groove
Length5:08 (Album Version)
LabelMotown
Songwriter(s)Melissa Elliott, Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart
Producer(s)Missy Elliott, Eric Seats, Rapture Stewart
702 singles chronology
"You Don't Know"
(1999)
"Gotta Leave"
(1999)
"Pootie Tangin"
(2001)

"Gotta Leave" is a song by 702, released as the third and final single from their second studio album, 702. The song was written and produced by Missy Elliott, Eric Seats, and Rapture Stewart, who were also the writers and producers for their first single "Where My Girls At?". "Gotta Leave", an R&B/hip hop soul groove containing electronic sounds, had received minor success, only able to reach #58 on the Billboard R&B charts.

Background[edit]

"Gotta Leave" marks the third single released from 702's self-titled sophomore album and in December 1999 MTV reported that 702 had went back in the studio with Missy Elliott to record a remix version of the song which served as the single version for the song [1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Gotta Leave" was shot in Los Angeles California in February 2000 and it was directed by Darren Grant. The concept of the video is about the girls of 702 being fed up with the lying cheating men in their lives.[2] The video begins with the girls in a house doing various activities while wearing all black outfits. Irish is looking for items in the closet, Meelah is in the bathroom combing her hair in the mirror and Lemisha is shown walking towards the garage.The next scene show the girls wearing white outfits singing. The next various scenes show the girls sitting around the table talking and playing Dominoes and individually lounging around the house alone. Dressed in all black the women eventually leave the house and drive off. After a while the women are shown singing as they are driving in the middle of no where until they reach their destination. Once they reach their destination they get out of the car and open up the trunk of the car. After they open up the trunk it is revealed that they have kidnapped a guy who is possibly dating one of the girls. As they are singing the chorus of the song the women taunt the frightened man. They close the trunk of the car and drive off and the final scene of the video reverts to the previous scene showing the girls sitting around the table playing dominoes.[3]

Track listings[edit]

CD single[4]
No.TitleLength
1."Gotta Leave" (LP Radio Edit)3:45
2."Gotta Leave" (Remix Radio Edit)3:45

Charts[edit]