In the four years since Estelle put out her debut 18th Day, she’s grown pretty close to John Legend. And having a fan in the man of onstage erections is a very good thing! Because he’s got cool stuff like his own label (which Estelle’s signed to for this new LP) and attention-loving friends (like Kanye West, who’s lended his name and some guest raps to this track). So, fittingly,the sort smoothed out new soul of “American Boy” is about Estelle’s love for American boys: wishes to be taken to Miami, Cali, Brooklyn … it’s an okay song but really it sounds like someone’s in it for the Green Card. Kanye, beware. Oh sorry, we’re calling you K now, gotcha.

More guys involved on the new one include Wyclef, will.i.am, Swizz Beats, Mark Ronson, and of course the American boy who’s making it all happen, John Legend. Shine is out this May via Legend’s Homeschool and Atlantic. The Brit press is getting excited — you hearing it?

Estelle and Kanye West collaborate on 'American Boy'

Comments (18)
  1. lisa  |   Posted on Jan 7th, 2008 0

    Tranny

  2. Joshy  |   Posted on Jan 8th, 2008 0

    Ha I just noticed that this beat was used on Will.I.Am’s album as an interlude

  3. Pandahands  |   Posted on Jan 8th, 2008 0

    sounds 70s disco fever-ish.. a bit gay. ;)

  4. Diva  |   Posted on Jan 9th, 2008 0

    Love this track. Ye’ and Estelle make a great team! Def gonna cop this album, I heard some of her other tracks and they were HOT!

  5. estelle is so buttas

  6. olivier  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2008 0

    Hello, I’m French and I don’t understand all the words in this song. Can you give me the lyrics of this song please ? I didn’t found on the web. Thank you very much

  7. KK  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    Estelle…I am loving this jam! Heard it a few days ago on trevor Nelson’s radio 1 programme….

    I just love it…you go girl!!!!

    Love you!

  8. Marz  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2008 0

    This is “BIG”…you sound so tight…not just a rapper and a pretty face, but a singer too? love it…see you round NYC.

  9. tini  |   Posted on Jan 23rd, 2008 0

    omigosh! i love her new song ‘american boy’. can anyone give me the lyrics for this song. thanks a bunch! =]

  10. V bomb  |   Posted on Jan 26th, 2008 0

    What this about your persona
    drinking americana

  11. Zo  |   Posted on Mar 11th, 2008 0

    I luv dis.

  12. eddie  |   Posted on Apr 12th, 2008 0

    HEY I LOVE YOUR SONG VERY GREAT JOB

  13. bibop  |   Posted on Apr 12th, 2008 0

    i love this track
    it’s funny

  14. JP  |   Posted on Apr 14th, 2008 0

    In New York all weekend…………….. hearing this song… The track is HOTT!!!!!!!!!

  15. Yaya  |   Posted on Apr 22nd, 2008 0

    I LOVE THIS SONG…IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD!!!!!!!!!

  16. i love me  |   Posted on Jun 3rd, 2008 0

    i love this song. i got the ringtone and ringback

  17. i love me  |   Posted on Jun 3rd, 2008 0

    i love this song. i got the ringtone and ringback

  18. SALUDOS DESDE IXTAPA, MEXICO SALU2 DON OMAR

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