Did you hear that? It was the sound of millions of hip-hop heads everywhere losing their damn mind over this new Andre 3000 verse on Beyonce’s latest 4 leak, “Party.” Can you blame them? The ever-elusive Three Stacks only seems to turn up for random guest verses, which he proceeds to knock out of the damn park. Hell, he even made Ke$ha’s “Sleazy” remix palatable.
So it’s not much of a shocker that Dre is nothing short of great over Kanye West and Consequence’s shimmery-but-chilled production on Bey’s “Party.” She’s no slouch, either, rising from modest vocals to full-on, layered emoting over the light synths and 808s. Her approach can get a bit grating at times, but she keeps herself in check long enough to ensure “Party” will land on your BBQ party playlist alongside DJ Khaled “I’m On One.”
4 drops June 28. Stream “Party” below.