Things That U Do

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"Things That U Do"
Single by Jay-Z featuring Mariah Carey
from the album Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter
Released February 15, 2000
Format 12-inch single
Genre East Coast hip hop, R&B
Length 4:52
Label Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam
Writer(s) Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean, Kyambo Joshua
Producer(s) Swizz Beatz
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up)"
"Things That U Do"
Mariah Carey chronology
"Thank God I Found You"
"Things That U Do"
"Crybaby"/"Can't Take That Away (Mariah's Theme)"

"Things That U Do" is a single from rapper Jay-Z's 1999 album Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter. It features guest vocals by Mariah Carey and a beat produced by Swizz Beatz. Allmusic's John Bush describes it as an "overblown production,"[1] while Steve Juon of considers it a "commercially aimed song" that "still sounds fresh and original."[2] It was neither heavily promoted nor released as a CD single, causing it chart lowly.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmusic editor John Bush described this song's production is "overblown."[3] Rolling Stone's Kris Ex wrote: ""Far be it from me to question Allah's wisdom," he (Jay Z) rhymes on the Mariah Carey-assisted, Swizz Beatz-produced "Things That U Do." "I dodged prison, came out unscathed from car collisions/I know I must be part of some mission."[4]


Chart (2000) Peak
US Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles[5] 20

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States February 15, 2000[6] 12-inch single Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam


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