The Big Big Beat

“The Big Big Beat” is a song recorded by American rapper Azealia Banks for her second mixtape Slay-Z (2016). It was released as the lead single from the mixtape on February 19, 2016 after Banks had announced the mixtape in the previous May. Production of the song was handled by new producer An Expresso, while the song was penned by Banks alone. The song contains an uncredited sample of The Notorious B.I.G.’s voice. Lyrically, the track discusses staying true to your roots when you become famous.

“The Big Big Beat” received a positive response from music critics. Several critics highlighted the “club-ready” spirit of the composition and the “catchy” lyrics. A music video for the single was released on April 26, 2016 and features the rapper dancing in a hallway of a downtown skyscraper, on the top of a police vehicle, and at the entrance to another building.

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