Last week a reporter at Fox revealed that a remix to Beyonce’s new single “Bow Down/I Been On” was on the way featuring Houston rappers Bun B, Scarface, Willie D, Slim Thug, Kirko Bangz and Lil KeKe, and turns out it was true. Bun B debuted the “I Been On” remix on Friday via Houston radio station The Box, making a soundcloud stream available shortly afterwards.
The track features Bun B, Z-Ro, Willie D, Slim Thug, Scarface, Lil KeKe but no Kirko Bangz. Before dropping the song, Bun B gave some love to the featured artists, also writing, “This for Pimp C. Screw. H Town. PA.”
The original track, which features production from Hit-Boy, Timbaland and a host of others, plays out in two parts. On the first, Beyoncé commands her female adversaries to praise all that she’s done, singing to them “bow down bitches.” The “I Been On” half of the track finds her in full-on rap mode, however, spitting bars in a slow, pitched-down style of rhyme patterned after DJ Screw’s syrup-soaked mixtapes from the 1990s. Bey also shouts out Geto Boys rap vet Willie D. and pays respects to the late Pimp C of UGK.