JAY-Z – ’03 Bonnie & Clyde (ft. Beyoncé Knowles) (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

JAY-Z - '03 Bonnie & Clyde (ft. Beyoncé Knowles) (prod. Kanye West)

Listen to JAY-Z’s song, “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” featuring Beyoncé Knowles. The track was produced by Kanye West. Listen, stream, buy, read the lyrics, mp3 download.

Jay Z '03 Bonnie & Clyde
Jay Z ’03 Bonnie & Clyde

“’03 Bonnie & Clyde” is a song recorded by American rapper Jay-Z featuring his then-girlfriend, American singer Beyoncé Knowles. It was composed by Shawn Carter, Kanye West, Prince Nelson, Tupac Shakur, Darryl Harper, Ricky Rouse and Tyrone Wrice for Jay-Z’s seventh studio album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse (2002). The song was released as the album’s lead single on October 10, 2002. An R&B song, “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” sampled its beat from American rapper Tupac Shakur’s 1996 song “Me and My Girlfriend”, paraphrased its chorus, and was inspired by the crime film Bonnie and Clyde. The instrumentation is based on programmed drums, bass instruments, and a flamenco guitar.

“’03 Bonnie & Clyde” was generally received with favourable reviews by music critics, who complimented the combination of Jay-Z’s and Beyoncé’s musical styles, their collaboration and the song’s production. The single reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Jay-Z’s second top ten single and Beyoncé’s first as a solo artist. It charted at number two in the United Kingdom and peaked in the top twenty in other European territories. “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

The accompanying music video was directed by Chris Robinson, and features Jay-Z and Beyoncé playing a modern-day version of the 1920s bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. It was nominated for Best Hip-Hop Video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” spawned a feud with American recording artist Toni Braxton, who had also sampled “Me and My Girlfriend” in her 2002 song “Me & My Boyfriend”. She accused West and Jay-Z of stealing the idea of using the song as a sample, which was later denied by both of them. “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” was performed by Jay-Z and Beyoncé on several television shows and was later included on the setlist of their concert performances and tours, most notably on their co-headlining On the Run and On the Run II tours.

JAY-Z – ’03 Bonnie & Clyde (ft. Beyoncé Knowles) (prod. Kanye West)

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Lyrics

[Intro: Jay Z]
Uhh, uhh, uhh
You ready, B?
Let’s go get ’em

[Verse 1: Jay Z]
Look for me!
Young, B, cruisin’ down the Westside Highway
Doin’ what we like to do, our way
Eyes behind shades
This necklace the reason all of my dates been blind dates
But today I got my thoroughest girl with me
I’m mashin’ the gas, she’s grabbin’ the wheel, it’s trippy
How hard she rides with me, the new Bobby and Whitney
Only time we don’t speak is during Sex and the City
She gets Carrie fever, but soon as the show’s over
She’s right back to being my soldier
‘Cause mami’s a rider and I’m a roller
Put us together, how they gon’ stop both us?
Whatever she lacks I’m right over her shoulder
When I’m off track, mami is keepin’ me focused
So let’s lock this down like it’s supposed to be
The ’03 Bonnie and Clyde: Hov’ and B holla

[Hook: Jay Z and Beyoncé]
All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend (me and my girlfriend)
Down to ride ’til the very end, is me and my boyfriend (me and my boyfriend)
All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend (me and my girlfriend)
Down to ride ’til the very end, is me and my boyfriend (me and my boyfriend)

[Verse 2: Jay Z]
The problem is, you dudes treat the one that you lovin’
With the same respect that you treat the one that you humpin’
That ain’t ’bout nothin’
If ever you mad about somethin’
It won’t be that, oh no, it won’t be that
I don’t be at places where we comfy at
With no be-atch, oh no, you won’t see that
And no, I ain’t perfect
Nobody walkin’ this earth’s surface is
But girlfriend, work with the kid
I keep you workin’ that Hermès Birkin bag
Manolo Blahnik Timbs, Aviator lens
600 drops, hercedes Benz
The only time you wear Burberry to swim
And I don’t have to worry, only worry is him
She do anything necessary for him
And I do anything necessary for her
So don’t let the necessary occur, yep!

[Chorus: Jay Z and Beyoncé]
All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend (me and my girlfriend)
Down to ride ’til the very end, is me and my boyfriend (me and my boyfriend)
All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend (me and my girlfriend)
Down to ride ’til the very end, is me and my boyfriend (me and my boyfriend)

[Verse 3: Beyoncé (and Jay-Z)]
(Talk to ’em, B!) If I was your girlfriend
I’ll be there for you, if somebody hurts you
Even if that somebody was me (That’s right!)
Yeah-hee (Break it down for ’em, B!)
Sometimes I trip on how happy we could be
And so I put this on my life
Nobody or nothing will ever come between us
And I promise I’ll give my life
My love and my trust if you was my boyfriend (One more time!)
Put this on my life
The air that I breathe in, all that I believe in
I promise I’ll give my life
My love and my trust if you was my boyfriend

[Chorus: Jay Z and Beyoncé]
All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend (me and my girlfriend)
Down to ride ’til the very end, is me and my boyfriend (me and my boyfriend)
All I need in this life of sin is me and my girlfriend (me and my girlfriend)
Down to ride ’til the very end, is me and my boyfriend (me and my boyfriend)

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