Hit-Boy Breaks Down Beyoncé’s ‘Bow Down’ Beat

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There has been much talk about Beyoncé’s new anthem “Bow Down.” Now the producer behind the song, Hit-Boy, explains how he made the beat for B in his “Beat Breakdown” video series. The hitmaker, who won a Grammy for “Ni**as in Paris,” plays the instrumental on his keyboard, adding hi-hats, snares, bells, and some of that “original Hit-Boy bounce.”

“B wanted me to make it crazy bouncy, but add the lightheartedness with the crazy R&B chords,” he said.

Watch the beat master cook up some heat for B in the lab.

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46 Comments

  1. Grace

    LOL, that snippet isn’t my favorite but damn! It has got people feeling some type of way!

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    WOWER Reply:

    @Grace, GIRL YES!!! People are STRESSED AND PRESSED from a lil fun in a song. Like GET OVER IT! lol

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  2. az

    GREAT GREAT

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  3. Adelephant

    yasss he slayed this BEAT!!! yassss..
    ..chile Beyonce dropped a snippet of a song and the world shook, got the girls ranting on all the social networks. Thats a Boss
    *chuckles*

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    PRINCE OF POP Reply:

    @Adelephant, lol true

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  4. W!ll

    Mieux que Stromae! Les français comprendront. :)

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    MaZ Reply:

    @W!ll, Si tu fais le lien avec Stromae, c’est qu’il se démerde plutôt bien lui aussi non! ;)

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    Sizzurp Sky Reply:

    @MaZ, Bien dit

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    Zack Reply:

    @Sizzurp Sky, baguette

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    Ursula Reply:

    @Zack, All of you: Tais-toi!

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    Righteous Reply:

    @Ursula, Essuyez vos culs…….CHIENNES.

    youdontneedtoknow Reply:

    @W!ll, laisse strombe tranquille :p

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  5. InGodsLight

    When she performs this at the BET AWARDS This June and during promo for the album it will make sense to the world.

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  6. PRINCE OF POP

    wow i need all of that equipment

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    shak Reply:

    @PRINCE OF POP, u dont need all that u just need to have taste

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    shak Reply:

    @PRINCE OF POP, or maybe u need all that idk

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  7. kate

    beyonce your music sucks. this new song is so is terrible

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    MADAME PEPSI Reply:

    @kate, Your opinion sucks, You sucks and your sh*tty life sucks !

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    Kate Reply:

    @MADAME PEPSI, my life really sucks

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    LMAO Reply:

    @kate,
    everybody has different tastes. So not liking her new songs is cool with me.
    But you being as ignorant to say her music songs?
    Cmon boo.. the only person your fooling is you. She is a worlwide superstar.. even when she “flops” she still wins.. so get it your feelings together!

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    Xhir Reply:

    @LMAO, “when she flops shr still wins” You said it best ! Bitches always screaming Beyonce a flop . Floponcé this Beyonflop that , what they fail to realize is that it’s considered a flop compared to what SHE has done in the past . She’s setting the standards , because compared to anyother artist it wouldn’t be a flop !

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    C Reply:

    @Xhir, You know Bey got the bitches pressed #spacebar …oh lord when she does this BET experience she will erase certain bitches national security numbers for good! @Madame Pepsi your name alone gave me life, Hit Boi did the damn thing, I want to see timbo talk about his contribution because that is a masterpiece right thurr!

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  8. Deidre

    Love this guy and the beat is fire!!!

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  9. MADAME PEPSI

    BOW DOWN BITCHES !

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  10. Jay-Me

    Yeah this beat is unbelievable. I need to go listen to Bow Down again.

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  11. channelPink

    Hit-Boy looks like Kendrick Lamar

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  12. Jt is back

    I love what he said. “The song is called bow down bitches cause she killen y’all hoes” yassssss hit boy tell em.

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  13. Truth

    Cool beat but I prefer the second beat of the song it’s AMAZING!!!!

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    meme Reply:

    @Truth, haha i totally agree. i think tim is responsible for that half

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  14. BreezyLover

    Wow so talented! Imimpressed! They should get more credit for their work tho

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  15. Chris

    Hot beat, WACK lyrics. They wasted it.

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    Nathan Reply:

    @Chris, Just like your mother wasted time to have you aborted.

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    channelPink Reply:

    @Nathan, ?

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  16. KING B

    BOW DOWN BITCHES!! BOW DOWN KEISHA!! BITCH’s Career is about to completely down now!!

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  17. RNB 4 evah

    love this nigga

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  18. Jo'

    Bad ass beat!!! Bomb ass lyrics!! Beyonce continue to do ur shit!! I dnt have time to explain that ur in control of what’s being put out and not these senseless worried ass ppl need not to worry abt u!! If you dnt like her or her music keep it moving… 2 the left!!!

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    Chris Reply:

    @Jo’, Bomb ass lyrics? She’s repeating the same 3 words and saying nothing at all. Can’t be serious. I can’t be the only one who wants to hear some real music? Wake up people you don’t have to mindlessly eat the garbage they feed you.

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    channelPink Reply:

    @Chris, Go buy her old sh*t and STFU

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  19. turquoise.

    He removed the video….

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  20. shanice

    I like beyonce song she is the queen in the hip hop game

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  21. shanice

    people stop hating on beyonce beyonce is the shit

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  22. Kate

    Beyonce only can dance and sing ! Does She play any musical instruments? No ! Does she write her own songs? No!

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    Its On! Reply:

    @Kate, Bow Down Bitch!

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  23. CommonWave

    The song is garbage. Sorry, Miss-Boy.

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    MADAME PEPSI Reply:

    @CommonWave, BOW DOWN BITCH !

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  24. MADAME PEPSI

    Wait, he deleted the video.

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