Time for a certain record producer to go Bye Bye by Mariah Carey...
TOTAL POINTS: 191.45
9.5 x 1 ( @Music Is Death
1 x 1 ( @Daniel_O
was released as the lead single from DJ Khaled's tenth studio album, Grateful
and features both Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The song, produced by DJ Khaled and Danja, samples an Osunlade record called Dionne
, which itself samples Walk The Way You Talk
by Dionne Warwick. Released in February 2017, the song went on to be a lukewarm hit for everyone involved, reaching No.57 on the Billboard Hot 100.
I don't hate this. I actually think the production is pretty cool and I'm always down to listen to Beyoncé bragging on a track, as she rap-sings "came out '97, winnin' 20 years boy"... she is not wrong! Shining has never been performed live, however it has served as an outro song on Homecoming: The Live Album
and the On The Run II Tour,
where it probably works best.
TOTAL POINTS: 192.75
9.5 x 1 ( @Music Is Death
3 x 1 ( @Maki
Okay, so I think I rated this before it was changed to Top Off (Live) from Homecoming: The Live Album as 4 feels pretty low, but whatever... it's no big loss and quite poetic that both DJ Khaled tracks are getting eliminated next to each other. Top Off was released as the lead single from DJ Khaled eleventh studio album, Father of Ashad and features Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Future. The song also features a production credit for Beyoncé as well, alongside DJ Khaled and Joseph Zarillo.
I can't even be bothered to talk about the actual song. The main hook by Future is pretty tuneless and annoying. I'm going to believe Bey's production credit was for her own part, because it's the only part worth salvaging. The most notable lyric from her verse is, "if they tryna party with the queen, they gon' have to sign a non-disclosure", which was a reference to actress Tiffany Haddish, who had spilled a story to the press about touching Jay-Z's chest and Beyoncé being mad about it. You can actually hear Beyoncé yell "Tiffany" in the background after she delivers the line (around 2:50). Honestly, I think Bey was just having fun with it... Maybe. The song went onto be another mild hit for everyone involved, reaching No.22 on the Billboard Hot 100.
So, I did not expect Beyoncé to pull out her verse for her Coachella performance, and it totally works in this setting, as does DJ Khaled's intro renaming Coachella to Beychella. Iconic and probably the best thing he's ever done. Bey and Jay performed the song for a couple of the On The Run II Tour dates before dropping it completely from the setlist.