From The Vault: Bow Wow & Omarion – ‘Let Me Hold You’

Published: Sunday 27th Dec 2015 by Joe

Bow Wow and Omarion‘s 2005 smash ‘Let Me Hold You’ is our pick for this week’s From The Vault.

Released during the mid-00’s in a ‘We Belong Together’ dominated landscape, the track was the launching single from the rapper’s fourth effort ‘Wanted’ and was the first of many collaborations between him and the B2K alumni.

The cut was produced by Bow’s mentor and then-it guy Jermaine Dupri alongside No I.D. and uses a sample of Luther Vandross‘ version of ‘If Only For One Night’ – originally sung by Brenda Russell.

A  huge success in America, the melodic number peaked at #4 on the Hot 100, #2 on the Hot Hip-Hop/R&B and #1 on the Hot Rap Songs tally.

Bryan Barber directed the video for the single, which – like many a 90s/00s visual – is set  at a “turnt” urban house-party. Bow Wow can be seen serenading his love interest to mixed results.

With the clip climaxing with a “to be continued” tag, its sequel came in the form of Mr Moss’ follow-up duet with former girlfriend Ciara, ‘Like You’.


After this single, Bow Wow and Omarion would go on to record an album (‘Face Off’) together, similar to R.Kelly and Jay-Z a few years prior. With Hip-Hop artists getting together more and more for joint projects – like Jay and Kanye’s The Throne or Drake and Future a few months ago – which artists would you like to see get their collabo on for a Hip-Hop/R&B LP?

Your thoughts?

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  1. Fancy BISH December 27, 2015

    This was definitely a jam 🙂 I think Drake & The Weeknd would make a great collabo album!

    • Hills December 27, 2015

      The Weeknd is above Drakes counterfeit ass. How dare you?

  2. MUSICHEAD December 27, 2015

    No one wants to be reminded of this. Let’s pretend it never happened.

    Can we get a story on how The Girl Is Mine feat. Brandy & Destiny’s Child is blowing up in the UK. It’s already top 20 on the official Top 100 chart.

  3. Barb-wire December 27, 2015

    Oh I remember that year those two lessors clinged to each other for dear life.

  4. King Mark111 /.\ December 27, 2015

    Throw back to the first rapper Ciara was clinging to and played by.

  5. King Stephy December 27, 2015

    This was a cute lil piece of song.

  6. Kitteneyez December 28, 2015

    Chris Brown and August Alsina or Chris Brown and Trey Songz ?

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