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Single by DJ Tomekk featuring Lil' Kim and Trooper Da Don
from the album Beat Of Life Vol. 1
Released September 30, 2002 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)
Format 12-inch maxi single
Recorded 2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:03
Label Sony BMG
Writer(s) Kimberly Jones, Tomas Schmidt, DJ Tomekk, Toyin Taylor
Producer(s) DJ Tomekk
DJ Tomekk singles chronology
"Return of Hip Hop (Ooh, Ooh)"
"Beat of Life"
Lil' Kim singles chronology
"In the Air Tonite"
"The Jump Off"

"Kimnotyze" is the lead single of Lil' Kim for record producer DJ Tomekk's compilation album Beat Of Life, Vol 1. It was released in Switzerland, Austria and Germany only. The song was successful, becoming Lil' Kim's third consecutive Top 10 hit in Germany after her number 1 hit "Lady Marmalade" featuring Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Pink and Missy Elliott and her number 3 hit "In the Air Tonite" featuring Phil Collins. She is the only rapper to achieve this in Germany.

The song is mostly in English but also contains German lyrics, notably a rap by Trooper Da Don and Kim's recurring "Gib's mir richtig, ganz egal wo" (Give it to me hard, no matter where). The song samples its instrumental beat from Mtume's "Juicy Fruit" and its chorus is a re-interpretation of the hit song Hypnotize by Notorious BIG. The song also features the title melody of the German version of Sesame Street.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Kimnotyze (Radio/TV Version) 3:00
  2. Kimnotyze (Lil Kim Mix) 3:03
  3. Kimnotyze (Club Mix) 3:30
  4. Kimnotyze (Instrumental) 3:21
  5. Colorado Part. 1 (feat. Fatman Scoop) 4:33


Chart (2002) Peak
Austrian Singles Chart 9
Belgian Singles Chart 18
German Singles Chart 3
Swiss Singles Chart 7
Italian Singles Chart 3


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[1] Platinum 783,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone