The Story Behind Beyonce's Why Don't You Love Me (Top Story)

12/12/2010
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The Story Behind Beyonce's Why Don't You Love Me was a top story in May/June. Here it is again as we recap 2010: Last Tuesday, (May 4th), an internet frenzy erupted as Beyonce, who recently spoke about taking a six month hiatus, personally released her latest video "Why Don't You Love Me". The video received over 1.5 million combined views within the first 60 hours and was a trending Twitter topic during its debut. What's also just as unexpected and interesting as the video's release is the unexpected producers of the song and their story of how the song came to be.

"Why Don't You Love Me" was produced by the Houston-based electro trio the Bama Boyz (aka the Bamaz). The trio's members Eddie "E-Trez" Smith III, Jesse J. Rankins and Jonathan D. Wells originally hail from Montgomery, Alabama and have been based in Houston since 2003. When asked about their sound, the Bamaz uniquely describe it as "music schizophrenia."

"We're a bit left-field because we mix genres," says Jonathan. When asked by Solange Knowles (the Bamaz produced "ChampagneChroniKnightCap" featuring Lil Wayne & "Valentine's Day" on her latest release) to put instrumentals together for her to write to for her sister Beyoncι, the Bamaz almost purposely left the instrumental for "Why Don't You Love Me" out. "We didn't think it sounded anything like what Beyoncι was recording at the time but we put it in the email anyway just because we knew Solange likes weird records," says Jesse jokingly. "But we made sure to send it last!" - more on this story

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