How to Rob

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"How to Rob"
Single by 50 Cent featuring The Madd Rapper
from the album Power of the Dollar and In Too Deep
Released 10 August 1999 in New York City (unofficially)
Format 12"
Recorded 1999
Genre Hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 4:25
Label Columbia
Producer(s) Trackmasters
50 Cent singles chronology
"How to Rob"
"Rowdy Rowdy"
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"How to Rob" is a song by American hip hop recording artist 50 Cent. The song serves as his debut single and the lead single from his album Power of the Dollar. The song, produced by Tone & Poke of Trackmasters, features D-Dot, also known as The Madd Rapper. The song was also included on the soundtrack to the film In Too Deep.


Roxanne Blandford from Allmusic called it an "uproariously cunning single".[1] The song features statements in quick succession about robbing and mugging numerous prominent figures in the R&B and Hip Hop music scene.

Critical response[edit]

Roxanne Blanford was positive by highlighting it and calling it "uproariously cunning single" and "hardcore, comedic robbing spree."[2] Keith Farley also highlighted the song in "In Too Deep" album.[3]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[4] 62
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Singles[5] 24

How to Rob '09[edit]

West coast rapper Jay Rock remade the song in 2009 entitled "How to Rob '09".


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