Throw It in the Bag

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"Throw It in the Bag"
Single by Fabolous featuring The-Dream
from the album Loso's Way
Released May 12, 2009[1]
Format Digital download, CD single, 45rpm single (remix)
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:51 (Original version)
4:05 (Remix version)
Label Desert Storm, Def Jam
Writer(s) John Jackson, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart
Producer(s) Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Terius "The-Dream" Nash
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Fabolous singles chronology
"She Got Her Own"
(2008)
"Throw It in the Bag"
(2009)
"My Time"
(2009)
The-Dream singles chronology
"Walkin' on the Moon"
(2009)
"Throw It In the Bag"
(2009)
"Digital Girl"
(2009)

"Throw It in the Bag" is the first single from Fabolous' album Loso's Way. The song features The-Dream. The song leaked in March, and it was initially not supposed to be the lead single, but after the leak, Fabolous changed his mind because of the positive response he got from fans on Twitter.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Throw It In The Bag" was released on May 28, 2009, and was directed by Erik White. It features Claudia Jordan.[2] as a thief who is stealing from a jewelry store. Talking about Vazi A's character in the video, Fabolous says "I'm kinda feelin' cats. I'm feeling her integrity, I'm feeling her style, I'm feeling her going out and taking what she wants. By the end of the video, I'm kinda looking past her being this big thief, and maybe next time she throws things in the bag is because I'm buying it for her."[3] Christina Milian (Dream's ex-wife), Irv Gotti, DJ Clue and Ryan Leslie all make cameo appearances in the video.[4]

The video won for Best Viewer's Choice at the 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards and ranked at #24 on BET's Notarized Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

Remix[edit]

The official remix of the song features rapper Drake. It is also accompanied by a new chorus and an entirely new beat. The new chorus is a sped up sample of "Fancy" off of The-Dream's second studio album, Love vs. Money. The only similarities are the subject matter and the line "Just throw it in the bag." It is produced by Shatek from Beats On Film. The remix was released on iTunes on August 18 in a digital 45 format, also including the original version as a B-side.

This beat has been used by rappers such as Ace Hood, Styles P, Ur Boy Bangs, and Lil Wayne, with Wayne using the remix's beat for his "No Ceilings" mixtape.

Official Versions[edit]

  • Throw It In The Bag (Original Version) / (Album Version - Explicit) - 3:51
  • Throw It In The Bag (Remix Version) - 4:05

Charts[edit]

"Throw It in the Bag" debuted at #84 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 2009 and peaked at #14.

Chart (2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 14
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 4
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 2
U.S. Billboard Pop Songs 33

End of year charts[edit]

Charts (2009) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 71[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "®R&R :: Going For Adds™ :: Urban". Gfa.radioandrecords.com. 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  2. ^ May 28, 2009 - this was posted in our Music Video Section (2009-05-28). "Music Video: Fabolous ft The-Dream – Throw It In This Bag - TheNext2Shine:Exclusive RNB Music Downloads". Blog.thenext2shine.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  3. ^ Fabolous Falls For A Thief In 'Throw It In The Bag' Video. "MTV" Accessed May 28, 2009.
  4. ^ Throw It In The Bag Songfacts
  5. ^ "Year End Charts - Year-end songs - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2010. 

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