We Be Clubbin'

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"We Be Clubbin'"
We Be Clubbin'.jpg
Single by Ice Cube
from the album The Player's Club: Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture
ReleasedDecember 18, 1997
FormatCD single
GenreHip hop
LabelA&M Records
Songwriter(s)O'Shea "Ice Cube" Jackson
Rodolfo "Clark Kent" Franklin
Earl "DMX" Simmons
DJ Clark Kent
Ice Cube singles chronology
"Men of Steel"
"We Be Clubbin'"
"Pushin' Weight"

"We Be Clubbin'" is the first single from Ice Cube's soundtrack, The Player's Club. The single was minor success, only making it to No. 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).

Music video[edit]

The video shows Ice Cube riding on a makeshift rocket traveling to clubs in big cities and interacting with all the patrons and employees of the clubs.

"We Be Ballin'"[edit]

"We Be Ballin"
Song by Ice Cube featuring Michael Jackson & Shaquille O’Neal
Releasednever released
GenreHip hopR&B
Songwriter(s)Ice Cube, DMX, Clark Kent
Producer(s)Rick "Dutch" Cousin, Clark Kent

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 an NBA compilation album scheduled for the end of 1998 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. The song leaked online.[2]


  • Master Mix – 4:46
  • Master Mix (w/ fade out) – 5:08
  • Street Mix – 5:12
  • Work in Progress[3] – 5:28

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl Single 1[4]
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[5]
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[6]
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


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


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