Things That U Do
|"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|
|Genre||East Coast hip hop, R&B|
|Label||Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam|
|Writer(s)||Shawn Carter, Kasseem Dean, Kyambo Joshua|
|Jay-Z singles chronology|
"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," while Steve Juon of RapReviews.com considers it a "commercially aimed song" that "still sounds fresh and original." It was neither heavily promoted nor released as a CD single, causing it chart lowly.
Allmusic editor John Bush described this song's production is "overblown." 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."
|US Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles||20|
|United States||February 15, 2000||12-inch single||Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam|
- Bush, John. "Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter Review at Allmusic". Retrieved July 11, 2007.
- Juon, Steve. "Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter Review at RapReviews.com". Retrieved July 18, 2007.
- "Jay-Z – Chart History: Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
- "Things That U Do – Jay-Z". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 30, 2013.