What's Luv?

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"What's Luv?"
What's luv.jpg
Single by Fat Joe featuring Ashanti
from the album Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.)
B-side"Hustlin'"
ReleasedFebruary 5, 2002
FormatCD
Recorded2001
Genre
Length4:52 (album version)
3:52 (radio/video version)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Irv Gotti, Chink Santana
Fat Joe singles chronology
"We Thuggin'"
(2001)
"What's Luv?'"
(2002)
"Crush Tonight"
(2002)
Ashanti singles chronology
"Always on Time"
(2001)
"What's Luv"
(2002)
"Foolish"
(2002)
Music video
"What's Luv?" on YouTube
Audio
"What's Luv?" on YouTube

"What's Luv?" is a single by American rapper Fat Joe, released as the second single from his fourth studio album Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.). The song features additional vocals from singer Ashanti, and also from rapper Ja Rule on the remix and album version on the song. The single peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, staying on the chart for twenty weeks. It was also a success internationally, reaching the top 5 in Australia, the UK and Europe. It was Ashanti's second top ten single, Fat Joe's first and Ja Rule's seventh. The single helped make Ashanti the first female artist to simultaneously occupy the top two positions on the Hot 100. The song also reached number one on the Hot Rap Songs chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The video for "What's Luv?" was filmed at New York City, New York's Fordham University. The music video features cameo appearances from DJ Kay Slay, Capone, Young Noble, Kastro, Treach, Tommy Davidson, Miguel Núñez, Jr., Maia Campbell as Joe's love interest, Terror Squad members Tony Sunshine, Prospect, Armageddon and Remy Ma. Fat Joe's son also appears in a few scenes of the music video.

In the video, Joe starts dancing with some backup dancers, and also at times with Ashanti. One scene shows him attending a basketball game with two women as they watch from the stands. A scene with Ashanti shows her walking into a men's locker room, and rounding up with some men as she sings her verses from the song.

In popular culture[edit]

Remix[edit]

The remix and album version feature rapper Ja Rule, in 2002.

Track listings[edit]

CD single
  1. "What’s Luv?" (Clean Version) — 3:51
  2. "What’s Luv?" (Explicit Version) — 3:51
  3. "Hustlin'" (Non-Album Bonus Track) (featuring Armageddon) — 3:34
  4. "What’s Luv?" (Enhanced CD Video) (Clean Version) — 3:51

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

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  23. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2002 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  24. ^ "British single certifications – Fat Joe". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Fat Joe in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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