19th Anniversary of Fabolous & Tamia’s ‘Into You’
On this day in 2003, Fabolous and Tamia released the hit single ‘Into You’.
The collaboration is based on Tamia’s solo single ‘So Into You’ from 1998. The single peaked at #4 in both Australia and the US, and has been certified Gold. It was also a Top 20 hit in the UK.
The version on Fabolous’ album ‘Street Dreams’ features Ashanti, however Tamia recorded the radio edit and appeared in the music video. As both versions of the song were heavily played on radio, all three artists were credited on the Billboard charts.
There have been a number of reports and a lot of different perspectives about why both Ashanti and Tamia recorded the song with Fabolous; most commonly that Irv Gotti, CEO of Murder Inc. Records, didn’t allow Ashanti to film the music video because he felt she was being oversaturated at the time.
In 2020, Fabolous claimed “Tamia is who the original song came from. Tamia was getting surgery on her throat at the time when we did the song, so we got Ashanti to do the song… When we did the video, she was back… We laid the vocals after her throat surgery”. Tamia did not respond to Fabolous’ claims directly, but simply posted a photo of her discography on social media with the caption, “25 years. 8 albums. 0 throat surgeries”.
Watch the music video: