Beyonce Pays Her Dues To Houston Hip-Hop With ‘Bow Down/ I Been On’

Bey takes inspiration from Pimp C and DJ Screw for newest song.

The world is Beyoncé’s playground, but on her new single “Bow Down/ I Been On” Queen Bey gets local and celebrates her Houstonian roots in a major way.

The rabblerousing two-part track finds a potty-mouthed Bey commanding would-be competitors to “bow down” and declaring “I’m from that H-Town” on the song’s hook with multiple references to candy-painted cars and other “trill” hints of Houston hip-hop culture.

On the second half of the song, the Grammy-winning vocalist delivers a chopped and screwed rap verse, which is a style pioneered by the late DJ Screw. “Rolling high, leather and wood/ Keep it trill, that’s what’s good,” she rhymes before shouting out the Geto Boys’ Willie D and recalling the influence that Port Arthur, Texas, native group UGK had on her life.

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