Money Ain't a Thang

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"Money Ain't a Thang"
Single by Jermaine Dupri featuring Jay-Z
from the album Life in 1472 & Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Released May 11, 1998
Format 12-inch single, CD, Vinyl
Recorded 1997; Krosswire Studios
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:14
Label So So Def, Roc-A-Fella
Writer(s) Jermaine Dupri, Shawn Carter, Steve Arrington, Charles Carter, Buddy Hank, Roger Parker
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri singles
Jermaine Dupri singles chronology
"The Party Continues"
"Money Ain't a Thang"
Jay-Z singles chronology
"Wishing on a Star"
"Money Ain't a Thang"
"It's Alright"

"Money Ain't a Thang" is the second single from rapper Jermaine Dupri's 1998 album Life in 1472. It features rapper Jay-Z and appears as a bonus track on his album Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life. It is produced by Dupri, who samples "Weak at the Knees" by Steve Arrington for the track's beat. It can be found on two of Jay-Z's greatest hits compilations: Chapter One: Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits. In addition, it was nominated for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group at the 41st Grammy Awards in 1999.

The title of "Money Ain't a Thang" appears as "Money Ain't a Thing" on the vinyl single, but not on the CD single or any album it appears on.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Money Ain't a Thang (Radio Edit)" (4:16)
  2. "Money Ain't a Thang (Instrumental)" (4:16)
  3. "Money Ain't a Thang (Acappella)" (4:15)
  4. "Money Ain't a Thang (Call Out Hook No. 1)" (:10)
  5. "Money Ain't a Thang (Call Out Hook No. 2)" (:05)



  1. "Money Ain't a Thing (LP Version)" (4:18)
  2. "Money Ain't a Thing (Instrumental)" (4:16)


  1. "Money Ain't a Thing (Radio Edit)" (4:16)
  2. "Money Ain't a Thing (A Cappella)" (4:15)


Chart Position
Hot Rap Singles 28
Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 10
Rhythmic Top 40 24
Billboard Hot 100 52

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