From The Vault: Trina & Kelly Rowland – ‘Here We Go’

Published: Sunday 13th Sep 2015 by Sam

This week From The Vault journey’s back ten years to 2005 when rapstress Trina was making waves in the female rap landscape with her sassy brand of bravado.

Today’s pick is the Kelly Rowland assisted ‘Here We Go.’

Released as the second and final single from the Miami maven’s third studio album, ‘The Glamorest Life,’ the track serves as her highest charting release (as a lead act) and one of Rowland’s most successful solo appearances on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song – which sampled Force M.D’s hit ‘Tender Love’ (crafted by Jam & Lewis) – peaked at #17 on the Hot 100 and impacted the top 20 in major music markets such as the UK and Australasia. A sizeable achievement given how few female rappers have enjoyed commercial success internationally (’til this day).

Beyond the Jim Jonsin cut’s catchy sing-along-song chorus, its video is also touted as a major catalyst for its Gold certified success.

Directed by Nick Quested, the clip takes a literal approach to the song’s lyrics and relays the tale of a lady (Trina) who “can’t take no more” and kicks her no good boo to the curb while looking all sorts of stylish doing so.

The budget wasn’t big, but the accessible and relatable narrative was enough to garner the visual ample play on BET’s 106 & Park where it was a mainstay.


Much of Trina’s underrated discography boasts racy numbers that would make even the most liberal minded blush. Yet, we feel it was the more vulnerable side shown here that made the release not only refreshing but still relevant ’til this day.  Needless to say, we’re hitting replay!

DID YOU KNOW: Teedra Moses appears on the demo for the song singing what became Kelly Rowland’s parts. Click here to listen to her version.

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  1. Queen Molly September 13, 2015

    One of Trinas best songs.

  2. ATL September 13, 2015

    Still my jam…

  3. MALUCE September 13, 2015

    One of Da Baddests best. She is so underrated fr. I fvck with Trina.

  4. frank September 13, 2015

    Still my song though……

  5. BeyRihLiyah September 13, 2015

    Can yall do a rewind on blink 182 i just rediscovered and it feels great they had some jams back then

    • BeyRihLiyah September 13, 2015

      *rediscoverved them*

    • Queen Molly September 13, 2015


      • BeyRihLiyah September 13, 2015

        Lol problem? I want a rewind on them

      • Queen Molly September 13, 2015

        But why tho? lol

  6. Barb-wire September 13, 2015

    Still one of the baddest female rappers ever! Can’t believe ten years has gone by since the song has been released. Still jamming till this day…

  7. Miss Jones September 13, 2015

    This song had me going AWF in high school telling everybody “You know what? I’m too FLY for this s***!” LOVE this song. Still my jam.

  8. @JanetCIARA September 13, 2015

    This song was everything ????

  9. TrinaQueenOfTheSouth September 13, 2015

    Trina is a legend! Thanks for giving her the rewind. Still out here booking shows 17 years later and new album coming in December! Much luv!

    • Queen Molly September 13, 2015

      Trina a legend? girl stop it.

  10. TruthTea September 13, 2015

    ::sips truth tea::

    1st thought: good song, good throwback
    2nd thought: wow, this counts as a throwback? It really has been 10 years since 2015
    Conclusion: damn, Trina ain’t been relevant for 10 years? The struggle is real girl

  11. Arianator Barb September 13, 2015

    Khia makes better jams, Trina’s kinda whack

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 13, 2015

      “My Neck, My Back” is legendary and not a person on this planet will be foolish enough to dispute that. Trina has a few good songs too, but fewer aren’t about explicit s**.

  12. Legend B September 13, 2015

    I still listen to song today! My girl Ms. Kelly slayyyyed this song! Trina is still one baddest female rappers to ever do it!

  13. Cal3bg September 15, 2015

    This was the best song to come out that entire year!

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