From The Vault: Monifah – ‘Touch It’

Published: Sunday 15th Sep 2019 by Joe

Today’s From The Vault journeys back to the end of the 90’s. This week, we give you Monifah’s sassy number ‘Touch It.’

The lead single from the singer’s sophomore set ‘Mo’hogany,’ ‘Touch’ was produced by Jack Knight and Mario Winans in 1998.

It became Monifah’s biggest hit reaching Top 10 status both on the US Hot 100 and Hot Hip-Hop/R&B – #9 on the respective tallies. In Canada, the cut peaked at #15 and was a Top 30 single in the UK.

It’s fascinating hearing just how similar this song sounds to what would rule the charts a whole decade later. It wouldn’t be a stretch saying that this very track could have been featured on Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ LP.

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In the tune’s accompanying video, which was directed by Chris Robinson, Monifah and her army dancers perform for the American troops, who appear to want nothing more than to… touch them.

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Unfortunately, things never really picked up following the success of this song for the talented artist whose great potential seemingly wasn’t enough to guarantee a place in the sun on the then-burgeoning R&B scene.

Still, she delivered a classic for the ages that is still being celebrated today. So for that, we give an eternal salute. 

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH September 15, 2019

    LEGEND

    • Tetris September 15, 2019

      TGJ where’s the report abt Beyoncé and the Emmys 😂😂😂

      • Urg September 15, 2019

        They would never post it🤣🤣🤣 they ate high ranking members of the beyhive🤣🤣🤣

      • Xtina4life September 15, 2019

        Welp 😂😂😂

    • RicoNastee September 15, 2019

      Monifah aint no damn legend. More like a one hit wonder.

    • Ben September 15, 2019

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  2. SMH September 15, 2019

    Ugh, this song is MY SH*T. I still bump this like it just came out yesterday lol🔥🔥🔥

  3. Jaquan September 15, 2019

    Lol did you really say this could be on Britney’s Blackout 😂😂😂 I don’t see it sis

    Anyways Peaches and Cream by Monifah is my Song! Check it out!

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH September 15, 2019

      BLACKOUT WAS FULL OF URBAN POP DANCE JUST LIKE THIS SUCH AS TOY SOLDIER AND GET NAKED

  4. Nick September 15, 2019

    Mario Winan’s?????

    I don’t think he produced this??

    • Queen 👸🏾 Missy September 15, 2019

      Jack Knight and Dakota House, all we wanna do is make you bounce.

  5. Meme September 15, 2019

    Whew Chile y’all about a throw. 14 yo me getting in trouble for singing this. I wasn’t allowed to but of course listened to it and learned every word

    • Fancy BISH September 15, 2019

      lol, thanks for sharing 💯

  6. Abel September 15, 2019

    She’s horrible

    • Queen 👸🏾 Missy September 15, 2019

      Why?? no auto?

  7. Fancy BISH September 15, 2019

    Monifah’s first album is 🔥 I Miss You (Come Back Home), You, the whole album is a great listen…and her cover of Jesus Is Love is 🥰😭😇

  8. Celene September 15, 2019

    This song still slaps. I can see Ciara, Normani, or Tinashe sampling this.

  9. King Khia September 15, 2019

    And Mo’ still SANGS!!! My favorite is her latest single “One Moment.”

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