Beyonce has been on a creative tear lately. She dropped two awesome pop culture-infused videos for ‘Countdown‘ and ‘Love on Top‘ in one week and now she has released this throwback-inspired gem called ‘Party.’ We’re guessing she’s getting the promotional stuff for her album ’4? out of the way before she goes on maternity leave at the end of the year.
The original version of ‘Party’ featured OutKast‘s André 3000, but for the remix, Roc Nation rhyme-slinger J. Cole fills in for Three Stacks. This is a good look for the North Calackie rapper who hasn’t appear on a big song all year.
The synth keyboard-driven ‘Party’ features a sample from Slick Rick’s introduction on Doug E. Fresh’s classic song ‘La Di Da Di,’ as Mrs. Carter sings of her plans to get freaky-deaky with her boo. ‘I may be young, but I’m ready, to give you all of my love,” she sings.
Meanwhile, Hollywood Cole comes through with a flirtatious verse for the ladies. “We out in Abu Dhabi, we like to party / We don’t cause trouble, we just ride Bugatti / Bad chick shawty, sort of resemble Sade,” he raps, while also thanking God and Ice Cube for Friday. And yes, that is Kanye West making an uncredited appearance telling Beyoncé, “You a bad girl and your friends bad, too / Oooh / You got the swag sauce / You drippin’ swag-gu, oooh.”
Beyonce directed her own video for ‘Party,’ which she plans to premiere next Tuesday (Oct. 25) on BET’s ’106 & Park,’ so the party doesn’t stop for Bey-Bey. Go ahead and take a listen.
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