Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)

Mystikal, Mariah Carey

About Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)

"Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, featuring Mystikal, from her first soundtrack and eighth studio album Glitter (2001). It was written by herself, DJ Clue, Duro, and Mystikal, while production was handled by the former three. The song is built around a sample of the 1980 song "Funkin' for Jamaica (N. Y.)" produced by Tom Browne and Toni Smith, who are credited as co-writers. It was released as the album's third single on November 26, 2001 by Virgin Records America. The song features Mystikal evoking his past single "Shake Ya Ass" during his verses, while Carey tells him "don't stop". "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" received mixed reviews from music critics, who liked the song, but thought Carey was overshadowed. Like the preceding singles from the album, "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" failed to mane any significant impact on the charts. It appeared on Billboard's Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart, a component of the Billboard Hot 100, thus peaking at number 123. It reached the top forty in the United Kingdom and Australia, as part of a double A-side with "Never Too Far". The music video for the song directed by Sanaa Hamri depicts Carey and Mystikal performing in a southern club, with the former being cloned by three. 


Year:
2001
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Mystikal: 
Do the thing! 

DJ Clue: 
Oh-ooooooooo oh-oooooo 

Mystikal: Watch yourself 
Get on the floor,move your feet 

DJ Clue: Woooooooeeeeeeee 

Mystikal: 
There ain't nothing u can do with the man, 
Except for shake yo ass and clap yo hands, 
Bob yo head and move your feet, 
I ain't the type of rapper just to ride the beat! 
I set the track on fire, 
I take the roof,the house and knock out your tyres, 
Its the funk in here 
Let mystikal move you and Mariah sing 

Chorus-MC: 
Don't Stop baby(Mystikal ad-libs:shake yo ass), 
Its extasy(watch yoself), 
Turn me up a little higher, 
baby light my fire, 
Tell me every little thing you wanna do, 
Baby i'm into you(get on the floor), 
Don't Stop baby(shake yo ass), 
Its extasy(shake the whole grill), 
Turn me up a little higher 
Baby light my fire, 
Tell me every little thing you want to do I just want to love ya(bob yo head 
and move yo feet) 

Mystikal: 
Heads up,Look out,its bout to go down, 
And what they didn't know about me then, I bet they know now, 
I'm bout to prove my fame, 
So just get out the way and let me do the thing, 
Its on tonight, 
I'm known to be more vulgar than the garbage ____ 
You can't stop the train, 
You ain't got no unbrella so get your ass out the rain, 
You ain't louder than this! 
I'm like a bowl of gumbo,you ain't hotter than this, 
I'm what they play in the club, 
I keep them moving till i leave, thats what they paying me for, 
You already know what i do, 
So have my money and my munchies and my cigar too, 
I'm known for bringing the heat, 
Ain't nobody cutting up but MC now MC 

Chorus-MC: 
Don't Stop baby(shake yo ass), 
Its extasy(watch yoself), 
Turn me up a little higher, 
baby light my fire, 
Tell me every little thing you wanna do, 
Baby i'm into you(oh oooo,oh-ooooo) 
Don't Stop baby, 
Its extasy(shake the whole grill), 
Turn me up a little higher 
Baby light my fire, 
Tell me every little thing you want to do 
I just want to love ya 
Li-li-li-li-li-li-liiiiiinnnng 

Mystikal: 
Go head _____ and party, 
Mix that with that dark but don't waste that on my Jordans, 
Keep laughing till your moth tired, 
Go ahead and lit something up but take that ciggarette outside, 
Get on the floor, 
Its another number one debut for sure, 
Now say it ain't real, 
And if i ain't a fool why you can't keep still sing 

Bridge-MC: 
I'm feeling, 
And i gotta get in the beat, 
Jamaican funk thats what it was, 
O-oh let it get into you 

Chorus-MC: 
Don't Stop baby, 
Its extasy, 
Turn me up a little higher, 
baby light my fire, 
Tell me every little thing you wanna do, 
Baby i'm into you 
Don't Stop baby, 
Its extasy, 
Turn me up a little higher 
Baby light my fire, 
Tell me every little thing you want to do 
I just want to love ya 

Repeat chorus till fade 

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and released her self-titled debut studio album, Mariah Carey. The album went multi-platinum and spawned four consecutive number one singles, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Following her marriage to Mottola in 1993, a series of hit records, including Emotions (1991), Music Box (1993) and Merry Christmas (1994), established her position as Columbia's highest-selling act. Daydream (1995), made music history when the second single, "One Sweet Day" a duet with Boyz II Men, spent a record sixteen weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, and remains… more »

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Written by: Mariah Carey, Thomas Fredrich Browne, Thomassina Carrollye Smith, Michael L Tyler, Ernesto David Jr Shaw, Kenneth Ifill

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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12 facts about this song

Song Background
"Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey and American rapper Mystikal.
Track Details
The song was released as a part of Mariah Carey's "Glitter" album, which was also a soundtrack for her film of the same name.
Single Release
"Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" was released in the USA as a promotional single only on September 10, 2001.
Song Inspiration
The song is a rework of Tom Browne's 1980 song "Funkin' for Jamaica (N.Y.)," and hence the name.
Producer Details
The track was produced by Mariah Carey and DJ Clue.
Assigned Genre
Musically, "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" is an R&B and hip hop song with influences of funk and dance.
Song Duration
The time length of the track is 3 minutes and 38 seconds.
Album Performance
Unfortunately, Carey's "Glitter" album did not perform as expected due to its release coinciding with some unfortunate events in the world including 9/11.
Reviews
The song did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100 but it did receive positive reviews from music critics.
Rap Artistry
Mystikal's rap verse in the song was appreciated for its energy and style of delivery, adding some extra spice to the track.
Song Video
The music video of "Don't Stop (Funkin' 4 Jamaica)" features a party scene where Mariah Carey and Mystikal are enjoying and dancing. The video adds a fun and casual vibe to the song.
Album Sales
Despite the mixed reception of the "Glitter" album, it still managed to sell over 2 million copies worldwide.

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