Written by Sam Hadelman
Houston’s hometown heroes Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion triumphantly come together for the “Savage (Remix)”.
After weeks of label disputes, Megan Thee Stallion is finally regaining the traction lost by the mismanagement of her releases with none other than a verse from the queen herself, Beyoncé. “Savage” was already making its rounds on the Billboard charts, with the record exploding on Tik Tok, and with this new remix the track’s livelihood is even further extended. The song already had all the elements for a modern day hit, with the hook being inescapably catchy and Megan Thee Stallion putting her rapping abilities on full display. Beyoncé only further adds to the appeal of the record by spitting a grade-A verse, proving yet again that her versatility is unmatched.
When Beyoncé chooses to rap, her Houston roots pop right out in the best way. By exhibiting her talents in so many multifaceted ways, sometimes Beyoncé’s rapping gets overlooked, regardless of how truly gifted she is at it. This “Savage” remix is a reminder that at any time Beyoncé can flip a switch and effortlessly deliver a verse that brings an entire new energy to a track. Beyoncé is truly transformative; she can excel in an unbelievably wide range of genres, and this track is no exception. Her verse is littered with iconic quotables, including “Hips tick tock when I dance (Dance)/On that Demon Time, she might start an OnlyFans (OnlyFans)”, that continues to show how consistent and timeless Beyoncés work is.
Megan Thee Stallion’s success was limited for a short period by situations out of her control, and now with this remix we are seeing that her star power will continue regardless of what happens behind the scenes. For an album that saw little to no support from her label, with 1501 Certified Entertainment attempting to block the release of “Suga” initially, she is doing remarkably well. This remix is the cherry on top for an album run that has been an obvious success, even with so many setbacks, and is indicative that Megan Thee Stallion will continue to be one of the biggest stars in music. Beyoncé doesn’t just lend her efforts to anyone, so for her to finally link up with the Houston hottie spells great things for Megan Thee Stallion’s long-term career.