Do Thangz

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"Do Thangz"
Single by Men of Vizion featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
from the album Personal
Released October 8, 1996[1]
Format Radio airplay, CD single, 12"
Recorded 1996;
Future Recording Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Genre R&B, hip hop
Label MJJ/550 Music/Epic
Writer(s) Lil' C. Smith, M. Smith, S. Blair, T. Riley, M. Elliott, M. Jackson (exec.)
Producer(s) Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Teddy Riley
Men of Vizion singles chronology
"House Keeper"
(1996)
"Do Thangz"
(1996)
"Do You Feel Me (...Freak You)"
(1999)
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott singles chronology
"Steelo"
(1996)
"Do Thangz"
(1996)
"You Don't Have to Worry"
(1996)

"Do Thangz" is a song by American R&B quintet Men of Vizion. It was the second single from the group's debut album Personal (1996) and was released as the "Main Pass Remix" (alternatively titled "A Dark Child remix")[2] featuring guest vocals by Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott and production by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who coincidentally produced Elliott's breakout featured single, "The Things You Do (Remix)", three months prior.

The single was executive produced by the group's mentor, Michael Jackson;[3] additionally, the remix is noted for its sampling of MC Shan's "The Bridge".[2][3]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the remixed single was directed by Lionel C. Martin and premiered on BET in early October 1996.[4][5] It opens with Missy Elliott performing her rap while doing her infamous slide-dance move on a pavement outside of a barbershop. The scene then intercuts with Men of Vizion performing their vocals while walking down a street and dancing with Missy.

Track listings[edit]

12"/CD single[3]
  1. "Do Thangz" (Main Pass Remix) (featuring Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott) — 4:36
  2. "Do Thangz" (Main Pass W/O Rap) — 4:32
  3. "Do Thangz" (LP Version) (featuring Nutta Butta) — 5:01
  4. "Do Thangz" (Instrumental Remix) — 4:29
  5. "Do Thangz" (Beat Mix) — 4:36
  6. "Do Thangz" (Acappella) — 4:32

Charts[edit]

In late October 1996, the song debuted on Billboard R&B Singles at #63 and would later peak at #53 the following week.[6][7]

Charts (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot R&B Airplay[7] 65
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[8] 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Do Thangz [3 Tracks] - Men of Vizion > Overview". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Images for Men Of Vizion - Do Thangz". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Men Of Vizion - Do Thangz "The Remix" (CD)". Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ "mvdbase.com > Men of Vizion - "Do thangz"". mvdbase.com. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Music Video Programming > Billboard: Video Monitor." Billboard. October 19, 1996: 97. Print.
  6. ^ "Billboard > Hot R&B Singles." Billboard. October 26, 1996: 29. Print.
  7. ^ a b "Billboard > Hot R&B Singles." Billboard. November 2, 1996: 27. Print.
  8. ^ "Personal - Men of Vizion > Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 10, 2013.