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 12" single, cassette, CD
Recorded 1993
Genre West Coast hip hop, G-funk
Length 3:52
Label Priority
Writer(s) O'Shea Jackson,
Producer(s) QDIII
Ice Cube singles chronology
"Really Doe"
"You Know How We Do It"
"Bop Gun (One Nation)"

"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 "Funky Worm" by The Ohio Players. Eventually Mariah Carey sampled "You Know How We Do It" in her song Irresistible (Westside 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 the Ice Cube's 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.

Chart Performance[edit]

The single was 100 sales away in the UK from getting into the top 40. In the U.S. sales the song peaked at #30.

Chart (1994) Peak
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

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)"

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Ice Cube – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Ice Cube.
  2. ^ "Ice Cube – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Ice Cube.
  3. ^ "Ice Cube – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Ice Cube.