Quiet Storm (song)

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This article is about the Mobb Deep song. For the Smokey Robinson song, see A Quiet Storm.
"Quiet Storm"
Single by Mobb Deep
from the album Murda Muzik and In Too Deep (soundtrack)
Released March 14, 1999
October 5, 1999 (remix)
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Length 4:24
Label Loud
Writer(s) Havoc
Melle Mel
Smokey Robinson
Producer(s) Havoc
Jonathan Williams
Mobb Deep singles chronology
"Quiet Storm"
"It's Mine"

"Quiet Storm" is the first single from Mobb Deep's fourth album Murda Muzik. It was originally released on the soundtrack for the film In Too Deep. The song features a sample of the bass line from the classic hip-hop song "White Lines (Don't Do It)" by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and another sample from Smokey Robinson's "A Quiet Storm". The song is widely thought to be one of Mobb Deep's greatest songs.[citation needed] In 2001, R&B group 112 used an updated version of the "Quiet Storm" beat for their number-one single, It's Over Now.

A remix featuring Lil' Kim was released as the album's second single. The remix also became very popular and is noted to be one of Lil' Kim's most memorable guest appearances. Though many believed Kim was dissing her enemy, Foxy Brown, in her verse, it was actually directed towards up-and-coming artists, Charli Baltimore and then-Black Star member Talib Kweli.[citation needed] Kim's verse also interpolates the line, "Hot damn, ho; Here we go again!", off rap icon MC Lyte's "10% Dis" (1988).[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. "Quiet Storm" [Dirty Version]
  2. "Quiet Storm" [Instrumental]

Side B

  1. "Quiet Storm" [Clean Version]
  2. "Quiet Storm" [Acappella]


A remix of "Quiet Storm" (co-produced by Jonathan "Lighty" Williams) was released shortly after the release of the single. The remix features Lil' Kim. The B-side features the song "It's Mine", which would be released as the next single from the album.

Track listing[edit]

Side A
  1. "Quiet Storm" (remix) (clean version)
  2. "Quiet Storm" (remix) (dirty version)
Side B
  1. "It's Mine" (clean version)
  2. "It's Mine" (dirty version)


Chart (1999) Peak
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 35
Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 17

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