M.V.P. (song)

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Single by Big L
from the album Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous
Released January 1, 1995 (January 1, 1995)
Recorded 1994
Genre East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Soul
Length 3:39
Label Columbia
Writer(s) M.D. DeBarge, R. Hall, E. Jordan, Lamont Coleman
Producer(s) Lord Finesse
Big L singles chronology
"Put It On"
"Street Struck"

"M.V.P." is a song recorded by American rapper Big L. The track was produced by Lord Finesse for L's debut studio album, Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous (1995). The song was written by Coleman, M.D. DeBarge, R. Hall, and E. Jordan. The song was released on January 1, 1995 as the second single from the album through Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment. The original version samples "Stay With Me" by DeBarge. The acronym M.V.P. stands for "most valuable poet".[1]


Chart (1995) Peak
US Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales (Billboard)[2] 25
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[3] 56
US Hot Rap Tracks (Billboard)[2] 15


  1. ^ "Big L – M.V.P. Lyrics". MetroLyrics. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Big L > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Big L – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Big L. Retrieved March 19, 2011.