Beyoncé: Bow Down/I Been On

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Posted March 19, 2013 by in Hip-hop
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.5/ 5

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Genre: Hip-hop, R&B
 
Producer: Hot Boy
 
Format: Digital download
 
Release Date: 18 February 2013
 

Pros:

Sasha Fierce is back...
 

Cons:

The music, the lyrics, the production...the perfect breed for a catastrophe
 

Sasha Fierce once more proves to have bite, but there’s not much here to chew

by J Matthew Cobb
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Sasha Fierce once more proves to have bite, but there’s not much here to chew

Ramping up the heavily-lubricated marketing engine behind her highly talked about “Ms. Carter” Tour, Beyoncé is showing off her boss bitch attitude on a “Run the World (Gurls)” sequel.  I actually like Bey’s alter ego Sasha Fierce; she’s got spunk, attitude and comes off as a tamer Millie Jackson. I also excuse her sauciness on “Bow Down,” where she tells her haters to “bow down” as if she’s some a 21st century Madusa.  Certainly it’ll be more bait in stirring up those Illuminati theories.  But the Hot Boy-produced, hip-hop-influenced track is awfully constructed and hardly compliments Bey’s catalog. The Rihanna swagger is heavily copied here – think “Birthday Cake.” When the song crosses the one-minute mark, alien sounds take over, resembling the strangeness of one of those bad Limewire rips done on dial-up.  It hardly features her vocal, which is a good thing. Had her voice been plastered throughout the entire massacre, it would’ve sounded like a total endorsement. It’s rumored that the “leaked” track might surface on her upcoming album. Hope she toss this track to the wayside and return back to the drawing board.

 

 

 

[LISTEN TO]

BEYONCE – BOW DOWN/I BEEN ON

Bow Down / I Been On by Beyoncé


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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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