A couple of weeks ago and absolutely out of nowhere, Beyoncé released the absolutely badass and aggressively weird single “Bow Down/I Been On,” on which she rapped in a screwed-up voice and repped hard for underground Texas rap. And now, for the “I Been On” remix, she’s rounded up an absolutely staggering lineup of Texan underground-rap heroes, including two Geto Boys and the one surviving UGK member, as well as mid-’00s local star Slim Thug, who’s apparently been around long enough to enter the legends’ circle. All of these guys have sounded a lot better on earlier works, but, I mean, this is a Beyoncé remix with Z-Ro and Lil Keke on it, and that alone is a small miracle. Listen below.
There’s still no news of a new Beyoncé album, but I’m excited for whatever she does next.