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)
Recorded 2000
Length 03:20
  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Bryan Michael Cox (co-pro)
Jermaine Dupri singles chronology
"Get None"
"I've Got to Have It"
"Ballin' Out of Control"
Nas singles chronology
"Oochie Wally"
"I've Got To Have It"
"Got Ur Self A..."
Monica singles chronology
"Right Here Waiting"
"I've Got To Have It"
"Just Another Girl"

"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