Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beyonce sampling popular reggae track on new song

Beyonce is back. Well, almost.

A snippet of her new song, "Girls (Who Run the World)" has been making the rounds on the web today, and everyone is buzzing about it.

But much of the talk has little to do with Beyonce. It's mostly about the sample: Major Lazer's dancehall-electro-pop hit, "Pon de Floor."

The unmistakable club track was also sampled by Diddy Dirty Money for the Swizz Beatz produced track, "Ass on the Floor."

Major Lazer is made up of producers Switch and Diplo. They've worked with many of the top reggae artists, including Vybz Kartel, Mr. Vegas and T.O.K. But now, their music has hit the fast lane.

I'm sure they never thought the "Bootylicious" singer would be introducing their music to the rest of the world, but in grand fashion, she has.

Was it a good decision to sample a popular party track? I say, it was.

The beat is crazy, and definitely falls in line with Beyonce's style.

The best part is, you already know what's coming -- a dope over-the-top video. #leggo

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