If you thought Kanye West rapping about bathing his so-and-so in Katy Perry’s milky way on “E.T.” was over the top, wait till you get a load of his intro on Beyonce’s newly-surfaced 4 slow jam “Party”: “You a bad girl, your friends bad too / You got the swag sauce, you’re drippin’ Swagu.” Head below to hear Bey and Outkast vet Andre 3000 on the slinky, retro production by West and studio wizard (and Digging profile subject) Jeff Bhasker. Check it below.
“Party” gives off such an old-school ’80s R&B vibe, we might actually have to demand that Beyonce and Andre 3000 get all decked out in full Ashford and Simpson gear for the video (provided this song eventually gets a single release). That vibe is no accident: the track samples Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh’s legendary 1985 track “La Di Da Di”.
Lyrically, Bey is in the mood for some lovin’. “So in love, I don’t care what they say, I don’t care if they talkin’ tomorrow / ‘Cause tonight’s the night I give you everything,” she belts out in a thick stack of smooth, layered vocals.
Andre takes things further with some very naughty references to milk before switching gears altogether and getting philosophical about his own career with lines like “kiddo say he looks up to me, this just makes me feel old/ never thought that we could become someone else’s hero, man, we were just in the food court, eating our gyro.”
Are you digging Beyonce’s “Party” more than some of the other material you’ve heard off 4 so far?