Keep On Keepin' On (MC Lyte song)

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"Keep On, Keepin' On"
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Single by MC Lyte featuring Xscape
from the album Sunset Park and Bad As I Wanna B
Released March 13, 1996
Recorded 1995
Length 4:35
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri
MC Lyte singles chronology
"I Go On"
"Keep On, Keepin' On"
"Cold Rock a Party"

"I Go On"
"Keep On, Keepin' On"
"Cold Rock a Party"
Xscape singles chronology
"Can't Hang/Do You Want To"
(1996) Can't Hang/Do You Want To1996
"'Keep On, Keepin' On'"
(1996) Keep On, Keepin' On1996
"Am I Dreamin'"
(1997) Am I Dreamin'1997

"Keep On, Keepin' On" is a single by MC Lyte featuring Xscape from the Sunset Park soundtrack. The song was produced and co-written by Jermaine Dupri and sampled Michael Jackson's 1989 single "Liberian Girl". It later appeared on MC Lyte's fifth studio album, Bad As I Wanna B.

The song became MC Lyte's highest charting single in the U.S., peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and also became her second single to achieve a gold certification from the RIAA, earning the award on May 31, 1996.

In November 1996, MC Lyte performed this song when she appeared in the second season of the UPN sitcom Moesha.

Single track listing[edit]


  1. "Keep On, Keepin' On"- 4:33
  2. "Keep On, Keepin' On" (Clean Version)- 4:33


  1. "Keep On, Keepin' On"- 4:33
  2. "Keep On, Keepin' On" (Instrumental)- 4:33
  3. "Keep On, Keepin' On" (Acappella)- 4:31

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
New Zealand (RIANZ) 18
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 27
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[1] 9
UK R&B (Official Charts Company)[2] 5
US Billboard Hot 100 10
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 3
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles 2
US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 2

Year-end charts[edit]

End of year chart (1996) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 77


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Gold 600,000[5]

*sales figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Official UK Dance Singles Chart (13 April 1997-19 April 1997)". Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  2. ^ "Official R&B Singles Chart Top 40".
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1996". Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
  4. ^ "American single certifications – MC Lyte – Keep On, Keepin%27 On". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  5. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1996". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 109 (3): 61. January 18, 1997. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 8, 2015.