Beyoncé Featuring Bun B & Slim Thug - Check On It

December 16, 2015 Critic Jonni 0 Comments

This is one of my favourite Beyoncé songs of all time, a guy at work was singing it today, and it instantly got stuck in my head. I even remember watching the music video when I was younger. Beyoncé looks stunning as always in this video, asking a guy she likes to check on her tonight. She's not the only one hoping that will happen, there's this guy I like, as I've previously stated in other blog posts, but I just know he won't make a move on me, so again here is another song to describe exactly how I'm feeling.

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, has had a career that could already last a lifetime. She was one third of girl group Destiny's Child, and now as a solo star she has become one of the biggest female artists in the world. A total of five number ones in the UK, she is probably guaranteed a lot more. This song features Bun B, real name Bernard Freeman, who was part of rap duo UGK, and has done all right for himself over in the US... The same goes for her other collaborator Slim Thug, real name Stayve Thomas, who is currently a part of Boss Hogg Outlawz, and who's career is doing all right too. Of course, this single totally pushed both rappers into the limelight. It was written by Beyoncé Knowles, Kasseem Dean, Sean Garrett, Angela Beyincé and Stayve Thomas. Beyoncé was once reported as saying she isn't a fan of this song because it's too simple, and I definitely agree, however it's catchy chorus is undeniably dance-worthy, and it gets stuck in my head easily. The song was planned to be on the Pink Panther soundtrack, however it was dropped last minute.

This pink filled video was directed by Hype Williams. The song features a remix of The Pink Panther Theme.

There is a lot of pink in this video, to bridge the link between the song and The Pink Panther movie. The video is unique as pink curtains appear where black bars are normally when things are shot in a 4:3 full screen. This was a common theme with the videos that Hype Williams directed back then, including Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable" and Ne-Yo's "So Sick".

The choreography is on point, as expected when it comes to Beyoncé, however there isn't many dance sequences to the choreography, and it's not complicated at all, Beyoncé is so much better than this. It's clear that they wanted to show off a few dance moves more than others, mainly twerking.

This is all a little too pink for me, it's over the top, although quite good, making sure she's looking amazing and that her man better come over and check on her. Yet it feels too simple, both the song and the music video relate perfectly in that way, and definitely not something that eagerly makes the viewers watch again and again, a few times is more than enough, if that.
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