This Neptunes-produced track is a single from Hip Hop duo Clipse's third studio album, Till the Casket Drops.
The song features some poignant lyrics inspired by the incarceration of the duo's manager and friend, Anthony "Geezy" Gonzalez on drugs and firearms charges. Clipse co-frontman Malice told MTV News: "The show don't stop, we know what we gotta do. So we're out here doing it. The situation has been hard as well as heartbreaking. But I got the faith everything is gonna work out for the best. I believe everything happens for a reason. We still take care of our fam. We never leave our fam behind." Gonzalez was jailed for 32 years in January 2010 after pleading guilty to running a $20 million drug ring, the minimum sentence allowed under federal law.
Malice elaborated on this track to MTV News: "[That's a] real crazy track. It's everything you want to see, how life is at home for us: getting money, the 'hood and your homies. We lost a lot of family, so... When I say 'family,' I mean people that were down with us, people near and dear to our hearts. Entourage. People who helped build this whole Clipse thing. We been through a lot, but we're still celebrating - remembering how everything was, how it was supposed to be."
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.