We Be Clubbin'

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"We Be Clubbin'"
Single by Ice Cube
from the album The Player's Club
Released 1998
Format CD single
Recorded 1997
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:30
Label A&M Records
Writer(s) O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson
Rodolfo "Clark Kent" Franklin
Earl "DMX" Simmons
Producer(s) Dutch
DJ Clark Kent
Ice Cube singles chronology
"Men of Steel"
(1997)
"We Be Clubbin'"
(1998)
"Pushin' Weight"
(1998)

"We Be Clubbin'" is the first single from Ice Cube's soundtrack, The Player's Club. The single was not a major success, only making it to #32 on the Rhythmic Top 40 single chart.[1] Several remixes were made, all featuring DMX and DJ Clark Kent, 2 Clark World Remixes, one with DMX and Sonja Blade and one without Blade and The Eye of the Tiger Remix which sampled Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger". At the end of the song, Ice Cube shouts out his homeboys, homegirls and the club workers. He then shouts out cities to "show him love in the club": Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, St. Louis, Miami, New York City, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Denver, Washington, D.C. (explicit version only), Atlanta, Memphis, Dallas and New Orleans (clean version only).

"We Be Ballin'"[edit]

In 1998 a remix titled "We Be Ballin'" was produced, featuring Shaquille O'Neal (spoken intro + verses) and Michael Jackson (on chorus). This remix was to be released on a NBA compilation album scheduled for the end of 1997 and was also going to be featured in commercials for NBA's "I Love This Game" campaign. Michael Jackson was brought on this project by Shaquille O'Neal who had previously guest-starred on the track "2 Bad" on Jackson's album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I (1995). The entire project was finally shelved due to the player-initiated strike against the league that year. Unlike We Be Clubbin', the song features no vulgar language.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl Single 1[3]
No. Title Length
1. "We Be Clubbin'" (LP Version) 4:48
2. "We Be Clubbin'" (Instrumental) 4:45
3. "We Be Clubbin'" (Clean Radio Edit) 4:03
4. "We Be Clubbin'" (Clean Acappella) 4:49
Total length:
18:25
CD Single [4]
No. Title Length
1. "We Be Clubbin'" (Clean Radio Edit) 3:54
2. "We Be Clubbin'" (Clean LP Version) 4:48
3. "We Be Clubbin'" (Instrumental) 4:05
4. "We Be Clubbin'" (A Cappella) 4:49
Total length:
17:36
Vinyl Single 2[5]
No. Title Length
1. "We Be Clubbin'" (Clark World Remix) 4:24
2. "We Be Clubbin'" (Clark World Remix Instrumental) 4:16
3. "Clark World Remix" (Clean Radio Edit) 4:05
4. "We Be Clubbin'" (Clark World Radio Remix) 3:46
5. "We Be Clubbin'" (Clark World Remix Acapella) 3:46
Total length:
20:17

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40[1] 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ice Cube - All Singles". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  2. ^ Halstead, Craig; Cadman, Chris (2007). Michael Jackson: For The Record. Bedfordshire: Authors OnLine Ltd. pp. 353–354. ISBN 0-7552-0267-8. 
  3. ^ "Ice Cube - We Be Clubbin' (Vinyl) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  4. ^ "Ice Cube - We Be Clubbin' (CD) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Ice Cube - We Be Clubbin' (Vinyl) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-29.