You Know How We Do It

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"You Know How We Do It"
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Single by Ice Cube
from the album Lethal Injection
Released February 2, 1994
Format
Recorded 1993
Genre
Length 3:52
Label Priority
53816
Songwriter(s) Ice Cube
Producer(s) QDIII
Ice Cube singles chronology
"Really Doe"
(1993)
"You Know How We Do It"
(1994)
"Bop Gun (One Nation)"
(1994)

"Really Doe"
(1993)
"You Know How We Do It"
(1994)
"Bop Gun (One Nation)"
(1994)

"You Know How We Do It" is the second single from Ice Cube's fourth studio album, Lethal Injection. It was released as a 12" single on February 2, 1994. A G-funk hit which has the same kind of mood and feeling from The Predator, it samples "The Show Is Over" by Evelyn "Champagne" King and uses an interpretation of "Summer Madness" by Kool & the Gang. Eventually Mariah Carey sampled "You Know How We Do It" in her song "Irresistible (West Side Connection)" from her 2002 album Charmbracelet. At the time of the album's release, sales were poor; in part by Dr. Dre and other Death Row artists dominating the radio stations. Although Lethal Injection received poor reviews by critics, this single stoodout from the rest of the album and was considered a West Coast classic. It was later featured on his Greatest Hits album.

The song is also featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto V, created by Rockstar Games, which is also the third time one of Ice Cube songs was featured in a Grand Theft Auto game, the first two being "It Was a Good Day" and "Check Yo Self", both on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Music video[edit]

The music video directed by Marcus Raboy was filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada and featured Ice Cube driving in a convertible Jaguar XJS and standing on top of casinos.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Know How We Do It"
  2. "You Know How We Do It (Instrumental)"
  3. "2 n the Morning"
  4. "2 n the Morning (Instrumental)"

Chart performance[edit]

The single was 100 sales away in the UK from getting into the top 40. In the US sales, the song peaked at number 30.

Chart (1994) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 41
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 30
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[2] 21
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[3] 5

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