The Lover in You

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"The Lover in You"
The Lover in You.jpg
Single by Big Daddy Kane
from the album Prince of Darkness
B-side"Git Bizzy" and "Get Down"
ReleasedFebruary 20, 1992
Format12", Cassette, CD
GenreHip hop
LabelCold Chillin' / Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Antonio Hardy, Prince
Producer(s)Big Daddy Kane
Big Daddy Kane singles chronology
"Groove with It"
"The Lover in You"
"How U Get a Record Deal?"

"The Lover in You" was the second and final single released from Big Daddy Kane's fourth studio album, Prince of Darkness. Produced by Big Daddy Kane himself, the song used a sample of Prince's 1985 hit "Pop Life", for which Prince is credited as a writer. It is based on an earlier rap of the same title by the Sugarhill Gang.

A remixed version samples the Loose Ends song "Hanging on a String", but it also reuses the original's synthesizer intro.

Though it did not reach the Billboard Hot 100, the song was a hit on the R&B charts, peaking at number 26.

Single track listing[edit]


  1. "The Lover in You" (Album Version) – 4:19
  2. "The Lover in You" (Mr Cee's Remix) – 4:07
  3. "The Lover in You" (Mr Cee's Remix Instrumental) – 4:08


  1. "Git Bizzy" (Album Version) – 3:33
  2. "Get Down" (Remix) – 4:16
  3. "Get Down" (Remix Instrumental) – 4:16

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
Billboard Hot R&B Singles 26
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 28