'B'Day' is a celebration and a milestone. Soulfully deep, emotionally expansive, musically far reaching and filled with banging beats, muscular rhythms and lyrics that are grown, smart and just flat out sexy, 'B'Day' is the sound of an artist raising the bar. 'B'Day' was brought to fruition by Beyonce, who co-wrote and co-produced the albums 11 songs, with the help of an all-star team which includes Swizz Beatz, Rich Harrison, The Neptunes, Sean Garrett, Star Gate, Jay- Z, Solange Knowles, Angela Beyince, Makeeba and Rodney Jerkins.
'Deja Vu' is the bass heavy and high hat return of American R&B superstar, Beyonce Knowles. The first single to be taken from her forthcoming second solo album, 'B Day', 'Deja Vu' is a New Orleans-inspired funk workout from the sometime-Destiny's Child singer, featuring familiar cohort rapper Jay-Z (who's come out of retirement especially),with production duties courtesy of Rodney Jerkins, working his best Rich Harrison impersonation with his use of 808 instruments and sound systems.
Warming up the bench is the equally smouldering 'Ring The Alarm', produced by Swizz Beatz. Accented by an attention grabbing siren, 'Ring The Alarm' hits hard. Another song that lays it bare is 'Sugar Mama', produced by Rich Harrison, the auteur behind 'Crazy In Love'. Funky and feverish, 'Sugar Mama' steams up the room. That same sexual energy motivates 'Green Light', produced by The Neptunes and bristling with a southern fried, nasty girl heat. Keeping the passion on a low simmer is 'Upgrade', produced by new jack Cameron Wallace of Music World Productions and featuring Jay-Z. With a sample of Betty Wright's 'Girls Cant Do What The Guys Do', 'Upgrade' leans back with an old soul, deeply musical vibe.