Beyoncé ft. Andre 3000 & Kanye West - Party (Remix)
It wouldn’t quite be accurate to claim that Beyoncé can do no wrong in the Booth lately—the reader response to Run the World (Girls) says otherwise—but the waves of 4/5-star reviews that greeted both pretend second single 1 + 1 and real second single Best Thing I Never Had indicates that our resident R&B/pop-lovers are still Crazy in Love with the Destiny’s Child alum. With her latest effort, star-studded album leak Party, I fully expect Bey’s winning streak to continue. As suited to a backyard barbecue as to a steamy summer evening with a special someone, this joint finds Chitown heavyweight Kanye West (and Consequence) handling production duties, pairing a breezy synth groove with some well-placed vocal samples from Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh’s La Di Da Di as Beyoncé smoothly alludes to Keith Sweat classic Right and a Wrong Way (“I may be young but I’m ready…”). To top it all off, both West and Outkast alum Andre 3000 assist on the guest tip, dropping (respectively) a swag-drenched intro and a suave 16. Beyoncé‘s 4 LP arrives on store shelves June 24—do I need to tell you to mark your calendars?