You Know How We Do It

You Know How We Do It

Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It (Official Music Video)
Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It (Official Music Video)

You Know How We Do It

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“You Know How We Do It”
Single by Ice Cube
from the album Lethal Injection
ReleasedFebruary 2, 1994


Songwriter(s)Ice Cube
Ice Cube singles chronology

“You Know How We Do It” is a 1993 song by American rapper, actor and filmmaker Ice Cube, released as the second single from his fourth studio album, Lethal Injection. It was released on February 2, 1994 and was a No. 30 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.


Musically the song is in the G-funk genre,[1][2][3][4][5][6] and has the same kind of mood and feeling as “It Was a Good Day”.[7]

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The song samples “The Show Is Over” by Evelyn “Champagne” King, “Summer Madness” by Kool & the Gang, and “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson.[8]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music video for “You Know How We Do It” was directed by American film and music video director Marcus Raboy and filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada. It features Ice Cube driving in a convertible Jaguar XJS and standing on top of casinos.

In popular culture[edit]

The song first appeared on the soundtrack of the 1993 film Surf Ninjas. Mariah Carey sampled “You Know How We Do It” in her song “Irresistible (West Side Connection)” from her 2002 album Charmbracelet; it features Ice Cube as part of the hip hop supergroup the Westside Connection, which also included Mack 10 and WC. The song was also featured in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Grand Theft Auto V.

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)”
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Chart (1994)Peak


UK Singles (OCC)[9]41
UK Dance (Music Week)[10]11
US Billboard Hot 100[11]30
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12]21
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[13]5


RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[14]Silver200,000


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  9. ^ “”. Retrieved December 12, 2022.
  10. ^ “Dance Singles” (PDF). Music Week. 26 March 1994. p. 24. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  11. ^ “Ice Cube Chart History (Hot 100)”. Billboard.
  12. ^ “Ice Cube Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)”. Billboard.
  13. ^ “Ice Cube Chart History (Hot Rap Songs)”. Billboard.
  14. ^ “British single certifications – Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It”. British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved June 9, 2022.
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