Magic Stick

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"Magic Stick"
Single by Lil' Kim featuring 50 Cent
from the album La Bella Mafia
ReleasedApril 1, 2003
FormatDigital download
Recorded2002
GenreDirty rap
Length6:00 (album version)
3:31 (radio edit)
LabelAtlantic, Queen Bee Entertainment; Shady, Aftermath
Songwriter(s)50 Cent
Producer(s)Carlos "Phantom of the Beat" Evans
Lil' Kim singles chronology
"Ten Commandments"
(2003)
"Magic Stick"
(2003)
"Can't Hold Us Down"
(2003)
50 Cent singles chronology
"In da Club"
(2003)
"Magic Stick"
(2003)
"21 Questions"
(2003)
Audio
"Magic Stick" on YouTube

"Magic Stick" is a song performed by American hip hop recording artist Lil' Kim, released on April 8, 2003, as the second promotional single from her third studio album La Bella Mafia (2003). The song features fellow American rapper 50 Cent and was produced by Carlos "Fantom of the Beat" Evans. Despite not having a physical release or music video, the song performed well on the charts, peaking at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background[edit]

The song samples "It Be's That Way Sometimes" by Joe Simon. The song was originally intended for 50 Cent's album Get Rich or Die Tryin' and featured rapper Trina. After Trina sent her verse back to 50 Cent, he decided that she wasn't suited well for the song. 50 Cent then sent the song to Lil' Kim.[1] Lil' Kim failed to send the song back to 50 Cent in time to make the deadline for his record, so he let her use it for La Bella Mafia.[2] A sequel to "Magic Stick", titled "Wanna Lick (Magic Stick, Pt. 2)", was recorded by the pair and released on Lil' Kim's 2008 mixtape Ms. G.O.A.T.

The song is featured in the films King's Ransom and Now You See Me 2.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 26, 2003 at number 75 [3] peaking at number two behind Beyoncé and Jay-Z's "Crazy in Love".[4] A video was scheduled to be shot, but problems between Lil' Kim and 50 Cent caused the shoot to be canceled. The song did, however, receive massive radio airplay, peaking at number one on the airplay chart. It spent a total of 24 weeks on the Hot 100.[5] It became Kim's highest charting single as a lead artist and her second highest overall, behind "Lady Marmalade". It also became 50 Cent's second overall top-ten and top-three single.

Live performance[edit]

Lil' Kim and 50 Cent performed the song in 2011 at the latter's show in Australia.[6]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
United States Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 70. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  2. ^ MTV News (March 27, 2003). "Lil' Kim Forgives 50 Cent For Dissing Her Nose, Joins Him For 'Magic Stick'". Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  3. ^ Billboard. "US Singles Top 100 - Issue Date: Saturday April 26, 2003". Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  4. ^ "Hot 100 - Week of July 12, 2003". April 26, 2003. Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Billboard. "Magic Stick - 50 Cent". Retrieved September 11, 2012.
  6. ^ "Lil' Kim Rocks ‘Magic Stick’ With 50 Cent Down Under". rapfix.mtv.com. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Lil' Kim feat. 50 Cent – Magic Stick". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  8. ^ "Lil' Kim Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  9. ^ "Lil' Kim Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  10. ^ "Lil' Kim Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  11. ^ "Lil' Kim Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  12. ^ "Radio Songs - Week of July 05, 2003". Billboard. Billboard.com. Retrieved July 30, 2012.
  13. ^ "2003 Year End Charts – The Billboard Hot 100 Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  14. ^ "2003 Year End Charts – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  15. ^ "2003 Year End Charts – Hot Rap Singles Titles". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
  16. ^ Billboard (2003-12-27). Billboard - 2003 The Year In Music. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved May 8, 2014.

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