|Gotta say, love the single cover art.|
For those who are unaware (and I say this without condescension, as I myself had to be informed of this fact by my trusty dance-oriented contributing writers), that wacky, exciting mess going on underneath Sasha Fierce's rather childish girl power hokum is not just a bit of sampled beat here and there: it's an entire song. And it's not even a particularly old song, either, which allows "Run The World (Girls)" to be simultaneously derivative and edgy all at once (again, more on that another time). In other words, it's like a painting on top of another painting, like the canvas-strapped impressionists used to do at the turn of the last century: Beyoncé has plopped her tempura on top of the base laid by a pair of relatively big-name dance producers, Switch and Diplo (of M.I.A. and occasional Robyn fame), working under the collaborative name Major Lazer.
"Pon De Floor" appeared on the LP Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do, which was released in June 2009. It features Jamaican dancehall artist Vybz Kartel, who inserts the occasional bizarre comment here and there throughout the track, which is basically a pair of hot DJs showing off for three and a half minutes.
|Diplo is very hot.|
|We run this motha...|