Artist: Lil' Kim
Brooklyn rapper Lil' Kim aimed to follow up the hype delivered by 2003's La Bella Mafia with her fourth studio album The Naked Truth. Stripping away her notoriously raunchy rap style in favor of something more soul bearing, the Hard Core rapper launched "Put Your Lighters Up" as her first single.
Produced by her then-boyfriend, Scott Storch, the song was a departure from the hard-hitting thump and Hip-Hop pop that the New York native was known for. Boasting a similar tone to Damian Marley's "Welcome to Jamrock," the song did a wonderful job in hyping up the album. The single quickly became her highest charting solo hit making it to the #31 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and was a repeatable hit at bashment parties across the country.
Hear Lil' Kim's "Lighters Up" for yourself below: