2012 BET Awards - Roaming Inside And Backstage
Singer Beyonce, rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West and television personality Kim Kardashian attend the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Christopher Polk—Getty Images

Kanye West Adds a Verse to Beyoncé and Jay Z's "Drunk In Love": Hear the Remix

Feb 18, 2014

If you’re looking for a surefire sign that a song has penetrated the zeitgeist, keep an eye on the remix market: when an artist’s peers start churning out their takes on a track in untold scores, it’s a clue that said track is ruling culture. Look no further than Beyoncé’s smash “Drunk in Love,” which has inspired homage in recent weeks from UK pop stars, Atlanta rap-droids and YouTube sexy sax men.

The biggest name to take on “Drunk in Love” thus far is Kanye West, who tacks a filthy, heavily self-referential verse onto the song’s front; West evokes his own “On Sight” and “Bound 2,” from last year’s Yeezus, while detailing exactly how he’s going to satisfy you. It’s more of a victory lap for both artists than an essential composition — one visionary tipping his cap to another — but fans of either will find plenty to like here.

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