Lost One

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Single by Jay-Z featuring Chrisette Michele
from the album Kingdom Come
Released November 21, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:43
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Writer(s) Shawn Carter
D. Parker
C. Payne
Mark Batson
Andre Young
Producer(s) Dr. Dre and Mark Batson
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Overnight Celebrity"
"Let Me Love You"
"Confessions Pt. 2"
Chrisette Michele singles chronology
"Lost One"
"Can't Forget About You"
For the song by Lauryn Hill, see The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

"Lost One" is the second single from Jay-Z's comeback album Kingdom Come.

The video was first released on December 4, 2006, Jay-Z's 37th birthday and notably features the rare concept car Maybach Exelero.

Song information

The song features Chrisette Michele and is produced by Dr. Dre and Mark Batson. The song is composed by S. Carter, D. Parker, C. Payne, M. Batson, and A. Young.

Dr. Dre also told Scratch magazine in a 2004 interview that he has been studying piano and music theory, like in this song.

The first verse is rumored to be about Jaz-O, his former mentor and business partner, but is also speculated as being about long-time friend, business partner, and co-founder of Roc-a-fella Records Damon Dash. In the song Jay-Z states, "I heard motherfuckers saying they made Hov; made Hov say, 'Okay, so, make another Hov.'" Hov refers to his previous stage name Young Hov and the lyrics parallel the history between him and Jaz-O.

The second verse is about Beyoncé. The opening lyric, "I don't think it's meant to be, B," is very arguably addressed to Beyoncé. Jay clarified in Decoded that this verse is about Beyonce.

The third verse is about his nephew, Colleek D. Luckie, who died in a car accident with the car, a Chrysler 300, that Jay-Z bought him for his graduation present. He also mentions Colleek's girlfriend was pregnant when he died. Jay-Z personally blames his nephew's death on himself. [1]

Jay-Z makes a reference to the film "Casino" with the line: "Shoulda stayed in food and beverage/ Too much flossing/ Too much Sam Rothstein."[2]

Jay-Z can be seen driving a Maybach Exelero in the video.

The beat was used in the 2006 Rap Up by Skillz.


Chart (2006)[3] Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 58
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 19
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 10
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 83

See also


  1. Jay-Z Interview. AllHipHop.com. December 5, 2005. Retrieved January 16, 2007.
  2. "The Power Play: Jay-Z's Omission of Dame Dash". Clutch Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  3. "Jay-Z's - Show Me What You Got: Chart Positions". Retrieved November 17, 2006.
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