These days, a remix is the usually same song with a couple of changed words, and some extra vocals slapped on the chorus. With the exception of Billy Ray Cyrus' additions to "Old Town Road," they rarely improve upon the original. But Beyoncé never half-asses anything, so her new remix of Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" is already destined to be a bigger hit than even the TikTok-famous original.
Fans had long wanted the two Houston rappers to collab. Their kindred spirit is on full display in what will go down in history as a perfect flex track. It's a Houston baddie party as Bey and Meg take turns talking shit, talking dirty, counting cash and celebrating being "Classy, bougie, ratchet, sassy, moody, nasty."
The song is a perfect reminder that Beyoncé is a gifted rapper, whether taking control or backing Meg up with sexy little "Okay-okays," and "them jeans, them jeans."
Bey's flow is impressive, but she's also serving subject-matter! She might be firmly out of the public eye, but she's up on her pop culture. "Hips TikTok when I dance/ On that Demon Time, she might start an OnlyFans" she raps. Later: "All this money in the room, think some scammers in here/ I'm comin' straight up out that third eye." Oh yes, Beyoncé's been scrolling in quar.
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On top of the musical gift, both artists' shares of the song's royalties will benefit Bread of Life's COVID-19 relief efforts in Houston.
The remix is making such an impact, everyone actually stopped talking about the pandemic and sexual assault allegations against presidential candidates for a minute.
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Beyoncé is at her hottest and most powerful when she’s rapping in that low voice— justice (@justice)1588192359.0
I didn’t think this song could get any better….enter @Beyonce! AND the proceeds will benefit Bread of Life's Housto… https://t.co/9MBS6VBgXL— kerry washington (@kerry washington)1588194285.0
beyoncé walking into the studio when she decides to rap on a song https://t.co/b5Z2camX2u— back to black (@back to black)1588189512.0
Okay now Beyoncé do the dance— Auntie Mamas (@Auntie Mamas)1588188081.0
Megan getting a Beyoncé feature before even releasing a debut album yup! https://t.co/rVbv3G7zz3— Charlotte Abolish ICE Abotsi (@Charlotte Abolish ICE Abotsi)1588188710.0
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The remix follows a long Beyoncé draught, interrupted Lion King: The Gift in July (which included the remarkable "Spirit") and Homecoming: The Live Album in April. Hopefully this won't be the last we hear of "the Stallion and the B."
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