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Grownwoman

Beyoncé's new single has hit the web.

Slate writes:

The first thing you’ll notice is the piped-in crowd noise—which is probably unnecessary for someone whose hair appears to blow on its own—but soon the beat drops in, reportedly courtesy of Timbaland. It certainly sounds like his work, complete with the kind of a-cappella-style vocal percussion that’s all over his collaborations with Justin Timberlake, which it mashes up with an island rhythm that falls somewhere between sped-up reggaeton and a vogue beat. The song was reportedly written by The-Dream, and—though it features none of his signature repetitions of “ay ay” or “radio killa”—it’s certainly up to his usual high standard.

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  1. Great beat and everything, but it's missing that big "moment". It just keeps going and then ends. No wonder they haven't released it, it wouldn't sell in the US.

    Posted by: Luis | May 21, 2013 2:18:58 PM


  2. My ears are bleeding. That was pretty terrible.

    Posted by: Jace | May 21, 2013 2:53:21 PM


  3. yah, definitely not her best effort.

    Posted by: Ian | May 21, 2013 3:02:59 PM


  4. Agreed, it is not her best. But it's not horrible. This is also a remix, so I would like to hear the actual song without the added beats.

    Posted by: C.J. | May 21, 2013 3:25:48 PM


  5. Horrible.

    Posted by: Monrocsol | May 21, 2013 3:33:03 PM


  6. Don't know what you're talking about. This song is great! The Afro-inspired infusion gave it a unique kick.

    Posted by: Deeee! | May 21, 2013 4:01:57 PM


  7. It's ok, but what's up with the 2 minute repetitive outro? Bored.

    Posted by: Chris | May 21, 2013 4:19:57 PM


  8. relatively catchy but not spectacular. it'll sell just bc its beyonce but its not particularly edgy...and the lyrics are kind of bland.

    Posted by: Tom | May 21, 2013 4:23:46 PM


  9. How many damn songs does she have to have about being a woman?

    Posted by: Yawn | May 21, 2013 5:01:39 PM


  10. G/D that is some crappy "music". Beyonce needs to STFU and go home and take care of her baby!!!!!!! Tired.

    Posted by: Ted | May 21, 2013 5:24:34 PM


  11. It's her Pepsi jingle.

    Posted by: jeffinla | May 21, 2013 5:47:10 PM


  12. Idk...its not bad...but its not exactly her greatest. She says she is looking fir that nostalgic "Single Ladies" vibe but this wasn't the best way to go. She would have been better off completing Standing On The Sun than this. Idk...I'm on the fence but hopefully this isn't the final version

    Posted by: hmmmm | May 21, 2013 6:22:28 PM


  13. i couldn't make it through the whole song,horrible!!!!!!

    Posted by: bored | May 21, 2013 7:01:29 PM


  14. This cover reminds me of something Santigold did a while bad. Boy, Beyonce sure does take a lot of "inspiration" from other artists a lot...

    Posted by: nikki | May 21, 2013 7:04:33 PM


  15. Aside from the rambling last two minutes, I think it's great. A throw back more to Get Me Bodied—lots of build up without a payoff, per se, but plenty of upbeat excitement.

    Posted by: Ian | May 21, 2013 8:21:05 PM


  16. Let us face it guys and gals, this song sounds like RUBBISH!

    Posted by: BRAINS | May 21, 2013 8:30:38 PM


  17. Agreed. Pretty dull. No hooks whatsoever and she can work with anyone she wants producer-wise. I thought her last album not quite measuring up and its comparative chart performance would have shaken her up, but I guess not.

    Posted by: M. | May 21, 2013 9:02:04 PM


  18. I just don't see what the mass appeal is of Beyonce. She is amazingly talented, I'll give her that. But her music is absolutely terrible!

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | May 21, 2013 10:40:02 PM


  19. Be open to new things. Love it.

    Posted by: phillys | May 21, 2013 10:45:08 PM


  20. biatch....tell me you would not dance to this. Please, show me what you can do.

    Posted by: phillys | May 21, 2013 10:50:55 PM


  21. It sounds like she is trying to imitate her little sister and failing miserably because she just isn't chill ever.

    Posted by: testington | May 21, 2013 11:20:58 PM


  22. @YAWN HOT!

    Posted by: Brion | May 22, 2013 12:38:26 AM


  23. And whites will always HATE! LOL! Make money Beyonce!

    Posted by: wh1te queens are sicknening | May 22, 2013 1:02:15 AM


  24. I just don't see what the mass appeal is of Beyonce. She is amazingly talented, I'll give her that. But her music is absolutely terrible!

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | May 21, 2013 10:40:02 PM

    Also is your body of work Miss Blackwell its terrible. I forgot you like that drugged out dragoon Mr GaGa! Says a lot about your taste!

    Posted by: You stoopid queens | May 22, 2013 5:27:12 AM


  25. LOVE! this song....afrobeat is where its at ...get with it

    Posted by: dunkit | May 22, 2013 6:47:59 PM


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