The Story Behind Beyonce's Why Don't You Love Me:: Top Story For May
"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 Beyoncé, the Bamaz almost purposely left the instrumental for "Why Don't You Love Me" out. "We didn't think it sounded anything like what Beyoncé 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!"