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For the 2015 Indian film, see Killa (film).
Single by Cherish featuring Yung Joc
from the album The Truth and Step Up 2: The Streets soundtrack
Released November 27, 2007 (digital download)
January 15, 2008 (physical) [1]
Format Digital download, 12" Single
Recorded 2007
Genre Hip hop, dance, R&B
Length 3:55
Label Sho'Nuff/Capitol
Writer(s) Farrah King, Rodney Richard, Jasiel Robinson, Neosha King, Brandon Bowles, Felisha King, Fallon King
Producer(s) Don Vito: Blade
Cherish singles chronology
Yung Joc singles chronology
"Portrait of Love"
"Lookin Boy"

"Killa" is the first single by R&B American group Cherish from their second album The Truth. "Killa" features rap/hip-hop artist Yung Joc. The song is about "not being able to resist the man you know is no good."[2] It is their third single after "Unappreciated" in 2006, and was described by noted UK R&B writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning Blues & Soul as "a robustly funky single which finds the girls teaming up with chart-topping rugged male Southern rapper Yung Joc".[3]

The song was released to iTunes on November 27, 2007. The video premiered via BET's Access Granted on December 12, 2007 featuring some scenes of the movie Step Up 2: The Streets. The video was directed by Little X.

On March 22, Cherish performed this single on Showtime at the Apollo along with their next single "Amnesia".

It was originally announced that there would be a So So Def remix featuring Jermaine Dupri and Rocko. However, even though Dupri was on the remix, Rocko was absent, the other collaborator being The Kid Slim.

Track listing[edit]

iTunes Single
  1. "Killa" (featuring Yung Joc) - 3:55
  2. "Killa" (Instrumental) - 3:52
12" Single
  1. "Killa" (Main) (featuring Yung Joc)
  2. "Killa" (Main - No Rap)
  3. "Killa" (Instrumental)
  4. "Killa ZE " B8


Chart (2008) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[4] 94
Czech Airplay Chart[citation needed] 10
Japanese ORICON Singles Chart[citation needed] 45
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 18
Poland (Airplay Chart)[6] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 52
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 39
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[9] 53
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[10] 21


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