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"Lighters Up"
Single by Lil' Kim
from the album The Naked Truth
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)
FormatCD single
GenreHip hop
LabelAtlantic, Queen Bee Entertainment
Songwriter(s)Kimberly Jones, Scott Storch, Derek Miller Sean Monty
Producer(s)Scott Storch
Lil' Kim singles chronology
"Sugar (Gimme Some)"
"Lighters Up"

"Lighters Up" is a single written and recorded by rapper Lil' Kim and produced by her ex-boyfriend, record producer Scott Storch. The song has a similar tone to Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock. It was released on August 31, 2005, a few weeks before the release of the album The Naked Truth. The album was originally due to be released September the 13th but was delayed until the 27th because Queen Bee Entertainment felt that sales would not hold with the single "Lighters Up". The single debuted at number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100, then quickly climbed up to #31.

In 2013, the song was voted the best Brooklyn anthem by MTV.[1]

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As the first single from the Naked Truth, the single did reasonably well, creating hype for the album. However, due to the late follow-up, along with little promotions, the single performed less well than previous singles by Lil' Kim. The song is about Kim cautioning people about the dangers and conditions of certain parts of Brooklyn. The video features cameo appearances by Mary J. Blige and Maino

There was also an official remix of the song featuring Tego Calderón. The song featured a new verse and ad-libs from Calderon, as well as a new intro from Kim, but no new verses from Kim. A limited edition CD single featuring this remix was given away with purchases of "The Naked Truth" album exclusively at Target.

The music video of the song starts with the chorus of the clean version of "Shut Up Bitch", which they say "Shut Up, Chick" instead.

Two versions of the song were released. The original, which features cities throughout the US and overseas during the hook, and another version titled "Lighters Up (Welcome To Brooklyn)", which features spots throughout Brooklyn during the hook.

Lauryn Hill wanted to feature on the song but due to label issues it never happened.[2]

Formats and track listings

  1. "Lighters Up" (Radio Edit) – 3:28
  • European Promo CD[4]
  1. "Lighters Up" (Explicit Version) – 4:26
  2. "Lighters Up" (Clean Radio Edit) – 3:28
  3. "My Ni*#@s" (Bonus) – 4:14
  • US Promo CD
  1. Lighters Up (Amended) 4:06
  2. Lighters Up (Explicit) 4:29
  3. Lighters Up (Instrumental) 4:30
  4. Lighters Up (Welcome To Brooklyn) (Amended) 4:30
  5. Lighters Up (Welcome To Brooklyn) (Explicit) 4:28
  • US Remix Promo CD[5]
  1. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Radio Version) – 3:44
  2. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Explicit Version) – 3:44
  3. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Instrumental) – 3:39
  4. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Acapella) – 3:44
  • Europe CD single[6]
  1. "Lighters Up" (Album Version) 4:22
  2. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Radio Version) – 3:44
  • UK CD single[7]
  1. "Lighters Up" (Album Version) – 4:22
  2. "Lighters Up" (Edit) – 3:30
  • US Remix CD single[8]
  1. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (featuring Tego Calderon) – 3:44
  1. "Lighters Up" (Radio Edit) (Explicit Version) – 3:28
  2. "Lighters Up" (Remix) (Explicit Version) – 3:44
  3. "Lighters Up" (Instrumental) – 3:28
  4. "Came Back For You" (Non Album Track) – 4:20
  5. Enhanced Video

Credits and personnel

Credits for "Lighters Up" are taken from the singles liner notes.[10]



  • Recorded at Hit Factory Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL & Sony Music Recording Studios, New York, NY
  • Recorded by Wayne "The Brain" Allison and Dan The Man,


  • Vocals by Lil' Kim
  • Written by K. Jones, S. Storch
  • Produced by Scott Storch
  • Bass and Guitar by Aaron Fishbein
  • Mixed By Glen Marchese



  • Recorded at Hit Factory Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL & Sony Music Recording Studios, New York, NY
  • Recorded by Dan The Man
  • Additional Recording at Circle House Studios, Miami, FL by Dominigo Ramon


  • Vocals by Lil' Kim, Tego Calderon
  • Written by K. Jones, S. Storch, V. Carraway, T. Calderon
  • Percussion by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
  • Bass and Guitar by Aaron Fishbein
  • Mixed By Glen Marchese
  • Additional mixing by Dan The Man


Chart Position[11][unreliable source?]
Finish Singles Top 20 4
German Singles Chart 22
Ireland Singles Top 50 29
Sweden Singles Top 60 51
UK Singles Chart 8
US Billboard Hot 100 31
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 9
US Rap Songs 8
Year-end chart (2005) Peak position
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[12] 69


  1. ^ Rap-Up (2013-08-23). "Jay Z, Lil' Kim Go Head To Head In Brooklyn Anthems Poll: See Who Won!". MTV. Retrieved 2013-10-18.
  2. ^ Rap-Up (2012-03-08). "Lil' Kim Gets in 'Kanye West Mode,' Dishes on Drake and 50 Cent". Rap-Up. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
  3. ^ "Lighters Up UK Promo CD". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  4. ^ "Lighters Up Europe CD single". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  5. ^ "Lighters Up Remix Promo CD". CD& Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  6. ^ "Lighters Up Europe CD single". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  7. ^ "Lighters Up UK CD single". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  8. ^ "Lighters Up US Remix CD single". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  9. ^ "Lighters Up Maxi CD single". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  10. ^ "Lighters Up Credits". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  11. ^ "Lil' Kim – Lighters Up – Music Charts". Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  12. ^ "Year End 2005 – R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-05-08.

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