Throw It in the Bag

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"Throw It in the Bag"
Throw It in the Bag single cover by Fabolous.jpg
Single by Fabolous featuring The-Dream
from the album Loso's Way
ReleasedMay 12, 2009 [1]
Length3:51(original version)
4:05 (remix version)
Fabolous singles chronology
"She Got Her Own"
"Throw It in the Bag"
"My Time"
The-Dream singles chronology
"Walkin' on the Moon"
"Throw It In the Bag"
"Digital Girl"

"Throw It in the Bag" is the first single from Fabolous' album Loso's Way (2009). The song features singer amd Def Jam labelmate The-Dream, who also provided the production alongside Tricky Stewart. It peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100—becoming the only single from Loso's Way to reach the chart—and received platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


Later in 2009, a pop rap remix of the song (often referred to as "Throw It In the Bag Pt. 2") featured a guest verse from Canadian rapper Drake, as well as different verses by Fabolous and production by Shatek King. It was only released in a promotional format. [2]


Lyrically, "Throw It In The Bag" discusses how Fabolous and The-Dream splurge on their romantic partners. [3]

Music video

The video for "Throw It In The Bag" was released on May 28, 2009, and was directed by Erik White.[ citation needed ] 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." [4] Christina Milian (Dream's ex-wife), Irv Gotti, DJ Clue and Ryan Leslie all make cameo appearances in the video. [5]

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. The chorus is a sped up sample of "Fancy" off of The-Dream's second studio album, Love vs. Money , while production was handled by Shatek from Beats on Film. The only similarities are the subject matter and the line "Just throw it in the bag." In 2010, the remix was serviced to iTunes in a digital 45 format, also including the original version as a B-side.

This version has been used by rappers such as Ace Hood, Styles P, Ur Boy Bangs, and Lil Wayne, with Wayne using the remix's beat for his No Ceilings mixtape.

Official versions


"Throw It in the Bag" debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 2009 and peaked at number 14.

Chart (2009)Peak
US Billboard Hot 100 [6] 14
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [7] 4
US Hot Rap Songs ( Billboard ) [8] 2
US Mainstream Top 40 ( Billboard ) [9] 33
US Rhythmic ( Billboard ) [10] 5

Year-end charts

Chart (2009)Position
US Billboard Hot 100 [11] 71
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs ( Billboard ) [12] 38
US Rhythmic ( Billboard ) [13] 25


RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [14] Platinum1,000,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

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