Smile (G-Unit song)

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Single by G-Unit featuring Lloyd Banks
from the album Beg for Mercy
Released April 8, 2004
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:38
Label G-Unit, Interscope
Producer(s) No I.D.
G-Unit featuring Lloyd Banks singles chronology
"Wanna Get to Know You"
"I Like the Way She Do It"

"Smile" is a song by American hip hop group G-Unit, released in April 2004, as the fifth and final single from their debut album, Beg for Mercy (2003). The song was produced by No I.D. and contains a sample "I Too Am Wanting", as performed by Syreeta.


Lloyd Banks is the main artist on the song, with his G-Unit cohort 50 Cent, only singing "be the reason you smile" as a background vocal on the refrain. The song was released to promote Lloyd Banks' debut solo album, The Hunger for More, two months before the album was released in June 2004. It is similar in scope to 50 Cent's solo single, "21 Questions", being a soft love song augmenting many hardcore rap tracks.

Music video[edit]

The video goes through Lloyd Banks' life from a child to an adult. It features Banks' two brothers, who play him at different points in his life. Former G-Unit Records artist, Olivia, is the adult girl featured in the video. The video was directed by Jessy Terrero.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[1] 72
Irish Singles Chart 34


  1. ^ BillBoard. Artists Chart History - G-Unit, Singles. BillBoard. Accessed July 16, 2008.

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