The Lover in You

The Sugarhill Gang

About The Lover in You

"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.  


Year:
1997
3:57
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I am the king of the rappin' thing
But love, is really my game
And when it comes, to gettin' the finest chicks
I put all the other rappers to shame
The ladies scream when I'm on the scene
They love my two eighty Z
And when the party's over they stand in line
To go home with the Master G, ha ha ha

This is for the lover in you
The lover in you, I know she's in there somewhere
This is for the lover in you
Ah for the lover in you
Whoa honey, can't you see, yeah
It's the lover, in me
Who wants to make love
To the lover in you
The lover in you
To the lover in you

Don't be misled, by what I said
There's one thing beyond a doubt
Inside every rapper there's a lover
Who's tryin', to get out
So let's make a start, unlock your heart
This is, the place to be
And as we're movin', to the music groovin'
You'll bring out, the lover in me, sing it gang

This is for the lover in you, the lover in you
I know she's in there somewhere
This is for the lover in you
Ah for the lover in you
Whoa honey, can't you see, yeah
It's the lover, in me
Who wants to make love
To the lover in you
The lover in you
To the lover in you
Won't you give her a shout
Tell her to come on out
Got a job, for her to do
You know I'm talkin' about
The lover in you
The lover in you, the lover in you
The lover in you, the lover in you

If there's a party in any town
You know the Sugarhill Gang, will throw down
With yours truly, the Master G
And the brothers who rap so sensuously
It's got to be mellow
Got ta be right
We are the original Rapper's Delight
And love, is what we're talkin' about
So c'mon gang, ah let's take it on out
Everybody now

This is for the lover in you (well), the lover in you
I know she's in there somewhere
This is for the lover in you (well)
For the lover in you
This is for the lover in you, the lover in you
I know she's in there somewhere
This is for the lover in you
For the lover in you

I want to be your L, O, V-E-are
Ah let me be your L, O, V-E-are
Gotta be your L, O, V-E-R

So this is for the lover in you, the lover in you
I know she's in there somewhere
This is for the lover in you
For the lover in you
Won't you give her a shout
Tell her to come on out
Got a job, for her, to do
You know I'm talkin' about, the lover in you
This is for the lover in you, for the lover in you
I know she's in there somewhere
This is for the lover in you
Ah for the lover in you
This is for the lover in you, for the lover in you
I know she's in there somewhere
This is for the lover in you
For the lover in you, whoa, yeah

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The Sugarhill Gang

The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group, known mostly for its 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight," the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. The song uses an interpolation of the instrumental track from the classic hit "Good Times" by Chic as its foundation. more »

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Written by: PRINCE ROGERS NELSON, SYLVIA ROBINSON, WILLIAM P. WINGFIELD

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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11 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"The Love in You" by The Sugarhill Gang strategically blends rap with elements of funk and disco, following the stylistic traits of early hip-hop music.
Release Date
The song was released as part of the album "8th Wonder" marking the group's follow up album to its 1980 debut. This album was released in 1982.
Group Formation
The Sugarhill Gang was formed in 1978, and comprised of three members - Michael "Wonder Mike" Wright, Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson, and Guy "Master Gee" O'Brien. The trio are noted as one of the pioneer groups in the hip-hop scene.
Chart Achievement
The song "The Love in You" didn't achieve as much popularity as their signature song "Rapper's Delight", but it helped reinforce the group's steady presence in the early 1980s music scene.
Legacy Influence
"The Love in You" is often credited for its fusion of rap and smooth melodic undertones, influencing later genres including R&B-infused hip-hop.
Recording Label
The song was released under the Sugar Hill Records label, formerly a significant player in the early rap music scene. This label was a powerful force in raising the profile of early hip-hop among mainstream audiences.
Album Cover Art
The album "8th Wonder", which included the song "The Love in You", featured an iconic cover design of a large 8-ball—a widely recognized symbol in popular culture.
Record Production
Sylvia Robinson, a music industry veteran and co-founder of Sugar Hill Records, oversaw the production of this song. Robinson is often called the "Mother of Hip-Hop".
Video Appearance
Though not as famous, the song's video showcases the trio in an outdoor setting with a group of background dancers, a format popular in the early-'80s hip-hop landscape.
Structure & Rhythm
"The Lover in You" boasts lively rhythm and harmonious background vocals accompanied by the characteristic rap verses, reflecting the distinctive sound of The Sugarhill Gang.
Sample Usage
Portions of this song have been sampled by other artists in the years following its release, highlighting the song's influence on the broader hip-hop culture.

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