Throw It in the Bag
|"Throw It in the Bag"|
|Single by Fabolous featuring The-Dream|
|from the album Loso's Way|
|Released||May 12, 2009|
|Format||Digital download, CD single, 45rpm single (remix)|
|Genre||Hip hop, R&B|
|Length||3:51 (Original version)
4:05 (Remix version)
|Label||Desert Storm, Def Jam|
|Songwriter(s)||John Jackson, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart|
|Producer(s)||Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Terius "The-Dream" Nash|
|Fabolous singles chronology|
|The-Dream singles chronology|
"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 social media.
The video for "Throw It In The Bag" was released on May 28, 2009, and was directed by Erik White. It features Claudia Jordan 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." Christina Milian (Dream's ex-wife), Irv Gotti, DJ Clue and Ryan Leslie all make cameo appearances in the video.
The video won for Best Viewer's Choice at the 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards and ranked at number 24 on BET's Notarized Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.
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.
- "Throw It in the Bag" (original version / explicit album version) – 3:51
- "Throw It in the Bag" (remix version) – 4:05
"Throw It in the Bag" debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 2009 and peaked at number 14.
|US Billboard Hot 100||14|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||4|
|US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)||2|
|US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)||33|
|US Billboard Hot 100||71|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
- "®R&R :: Going For Adds™ :: Urban". Gfa.radioandrecords.com. 2009-05-12. Retrieved 2011-02-20.
- Fabolous Falls For A Thief In 'Throw It In The Bag' Video. "MTV" Accessed May 28, 2009.
- Throw It In The Bag Songfacts
- "Fabolous – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Fabolous.
- "Fabolous – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Fabolous.
- "Fabolous – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Fabolous.
- "Fabolous – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Fabolous.
- "Year End Charts - Year-end songs - The Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2010.
- "American single certifications – Fabolous – Throw It In the Bag". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
- Fabolous featuring The-Dream - Throw It In The Bag Official Music Video
- Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics