Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.
This week we’ll make a little time for ‘No Time,’ the debut single from rap royal Lil Kim. Released in late 1996 as the kick off from her inaugural solo LP, ‘Hardcore,’ the Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs-produced and featured cut took approximately no time to reach the top of rap charts after its October 1996 unveiling. Found there this week in 1997, the song would go on to be the first of a trio of chart-toppers on that tally giving Kim the distinct honor of being the first female artist to top the Rap Charts three consecutive times.
Found in the Billboard Hot 100’s top 20 this week, ‘Time’ came as the Queen Bee’s first entry into the top 20 as a leading act (peak #18). Over 20 years later remaining one of the rapstress’s fan favorites, tuck in below to relive the gem and see who joined her in the top 25 on this week’s ‘Chart Rewind’:
Hot 100 This Week in 1997
Hot 100 This Week
Click here to see this week’s full TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.