The song was originally recorded for Aaliyah's album One Drum Solo - Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volum a Millionbut the recording was withdrawn after its completion and re-recorded in for her self-titled third album.
It was released as a radio single in in promotion of Aaliyah's posthumuous compilation album I Care 4 U I love you, just give me the chance to show you. The song features beatboxing, an electric piano and multi-tracked vocals provided from Aaliyah. Ross Scarano from Complex praised the production of the song and went as far as comparing the song to the work of Angie Stone.
According to Scarano "If it weren't from some low-in-the-mix beatboxing and complicated drum programming, "I Care 4 U" wouldn't register as a Timbaland production. The electric piano and extremely earnest multi-tracked vocals give off the sheen of neo-soul; this is Aaliyah doing Angie Stone".
It's what Aaliyah doesn't do that make it still sound stunning Why - Scarlet Red - Dont Dance With Danger it would have been so easy to over-ladle the emoting here". Odell stated,"I Care 4 U, cowritten by Missy Elliot, is the sort of s style ballad that Aaliyah's aunt, Gladys Knight, would approve of - but again it's stripped down and rebuilt with layers of haunting keyboard and lo-tech vocal percussion".
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