The release of trill Beyoncé on “Bow Down/I Been On” opened up a new side of the Houston native to stans and listeners. Over a chopped and screwed beat, King B laid a few raps on the track that showcased some pretty-okay bars. Over the years, she’s collaborated with female MCs while she provided the melodic vocals.
Check out this list of her top woman-to-woman match-ups.
1. Beyoncé feat. Rah Digga & Wyclef Jean “Cards Never Lie”
Off the soundtrack for the 2001 movie Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Beyoncé looked to fellow female musician Rah Digga for some gritty yet feminine lyrics to accompany the smooth instrumental.
2. Missy Elliott feat. Beyoncé “Crazy Feelings”
Beginning with a few looping rifts from Beyoncé , Missy Elliott follows suit with her clear notes on relationships and falling deep in love. This 1999 Da Real World track can be seen as a prelude to Beyoncé ’s more up-tempo tune “Crazy In Love.”
3. Beyoncé feat. Free, MC Lyte, Missy Elliott “Fighting Temptation”
Another soundtrack standout, this song blended all four of these women’s personalities to create a feel good melody. On any gloomy day, “Fighting Temptation” brings a ray of sunshine given the vibes it’ll bestow on your ears, not to mention MC Lyte’s vintage lyrics.
4. Amil feat. Beyoncé “I Got That”
No one can deny Amil’s one-of-a-kind sound. Mixed in with Beyoncé ’s buttery voice, this catchy Roc-A-Fella record was a standout hit for both of Jay-Z’s ladies.
5. Solange feat. Beyoncé and Da Brat “Naïve”
Calling on big sister for a hit, Solange trades verses with Beyoncé who cautions the plight of falling head over heels in love with a man at such a young age. Da Brat spits a few rapid bars backing Beyonce’s advice on this sister-to-sister track.
6. Missy Elliott feat. Beyoncé “Nothing Out There For Me”
Teaming up for another harmonized track, B sings her heart out on the topic of love as Missy provides some extra vocals.