I've Got to Have It

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"I've Got to Have It"
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Single by Jermaine Dupri and Nas featuring Monica
from the album Big Momma's House (soundtrack)
Released May 2, 2000 (2000-05-02)
Length 3:20
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Bryan Michael Cox (co-pro)
Jermaine Dupri singles chronology
"Get None"
(1999) Get None1999
"I've Got to Have It"
(2000) I've Got to Have It2000
"Ballin' Out of Control"
(2001) Ballin' Out of Control2001
Nas singles chronology
"Oochie Wally"
(2000) Oochie Wally2000
"I've Got To Have It"
(2000) I've Got To Have It2000
"Got Ur Self A..."
(2001) Got Ur Self A...2001
Monica singles chronology
"Right Here Waiting"
(1999) Right Here Waiting1999
"I've Got To Have It"
(2000) I've Got To Have It2000
"Just Another Girl"
(2001) Just Another Girl2001

"I've Got to Have It" is a song written by American rappers Jermaine Dupri, Nas, and American R&B singer Monica for the soundtrack of the comedy film Big Momma's House. The song heavily samples Peter Gabriel's 1986 hit single "Sledgehammer". The song was released as the lead single from the soundtrack in June 2000. In the US, it peaked at number 67 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. It never charted on the Billboard Hot 100.


  • These are the peak positions from chart providers.
Chart (2000) Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[1] 76
U.S. Hot Rap Tracks 15
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 67
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay 68
U.S. Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles 1