Throwback Thursday ‘All I Have’ by Jennifer Lopez feat. LL Cool J (2002)
"All I Have" came out in December of 2002 and the music video has a winter/Christmas vibe so I thought it would be perfect for a Throwback Thursday!
"All I Have" was the second single from Jennifer Lopez's third studio album entitled, This Is Me...Then. The song was eventually added to the re-release of LL Cool J's album, 10.
"All I Have" samples "Very Special" by Debra Laws. Debra Laws actually filed a lawsuit claiming the song was used without her consent. However, her former record label and the writers of the sang did give their consent. She lost.
There is also a sample of "Stutter" by Joe. He did not sue.
Jennifer Lopez has said that she didn't want "All I Have" to be released as a single because she felt like she was 'visiting old territory' since she had successful duets with "I'm Real" and "Ain't It Funny" previously. Obviously, she changed her mind.
Good thing J.Lo did change her mind because this song was a hit! According to Wikipedia, "For the week of January 30, 2003, the single reached number one on the Hot 100, giving Lopez her fourth and LL Cool J his first number one song on the chart. It was also the Hot 100's fastest-growing track at radio. It remained at the summit of the Hot 100 for four weeks, later being displaced by 50 Cent's "In Da Club". It also attained the top position on the Pop Songs chart, and it reached number four on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart."
The music video was directed by Dave Meyers and features Jennifer Lopez and LL Cool J going through a breakup around the holidays. The winter fashion in the music video is everything. I still want J. Lo's pink coat from the beginning. The fuzzy fedora? Not so much.
Recently, the two reunited to perform the song for LL Cool J's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! See below! J. Lo comes out about the 4 min. mark.