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"Lost One"
Single by Jay-Z featuring Chrisette Michele
from the album Kingdom Come
Released December 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:43
Label Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
Writer(s) S. Carter, D. Parker, C. Payne, M. Batson, and A. Young
Producer Dr. Dre and Mark Batson
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Show Me What You Got"
(2006)
"Lost One"
(2006)
"Hollywood"
(2006)
Chrisette Michele singles chronology
"Lost One"
(2006)
"Can't Forget About You"
(2007)

For the song by Lauryn Hill, see The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

"Lost One" is the second single from Jay-Z's comeback album Kingdom Come.

The video was first released on December 4, 2006, Jay-Z's 37th birthday and notably features the rare concept car Maybach Exelero.

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Song Information

The song features Chrisette Michele and is produced by Dr. Dre and Mark Batson. The song is composed by S. Carter, D. Parker, C. Payne, M. Batson, and A. Young.

Dr. Dre also told Scratch magazine in a 2004 interview that he has been studying piano and music theory to create this song.

The first verse is rumored to be about Jaz-O, his former mentor and business partner, or about long-time friend, business partner, and co-founder of Roc-a-fella Records Damon Dash. The second verse is rumored and most reasonably about Beyoncé but may also be about Rosario Dawson whom he dated from 2000 until 2002. Dawson was 23 when the relationship ended "and honestly at 23 I would probably love my work more than I did she," Jay spits. The third verse is about his nephew, Colleek D. Luckie, who died in a car accident with the car, a Chrysler 300, that Jay-Z bought him for his graduation present. [1] Jay-Z makes a reference to the film "Casino" with the line: "Should've stayed in food n' beverege/ too much flossing/ too much Sam Rothstein." Jay-Z can be seen driving the all rare Maybach Exelero in the video.

The beat was used in the 2006 Rap Up by Skillz.

Charts

Chart (2006) Peak
Position [2]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 58
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 19
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 10
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 83

See also

References

  1. ^ Jay-Z Interview. AllHipHop.com. December 5, 2005. Retrieved January 16, 2007.
  2. ^ "Jay-Z's - Show Me What You Got: Chart Positions". http://www.musicsquare.net/charts/song/11174. Retrieved November 17, 2006.  
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