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What Would Diplo’s Beyonce Song Sound Like?


Rumor has it Diplo may be collaborating on a song with Beyoncé (note: this rumor was started by Diplo). This news is definitely possible, since Beyoncé is working on her follow-up to "I Am... Sasha Fierce," and Diplo has grown from an underground champion of beat-centric subcultures into a globe-trotting super-producer with credits on albums by Shakira and Bruno Mars. Diplo has actually dipped his toes into the Sasha Fierce waters before, putting his unique spin on her ballad "Halo" with his dancehall side project Major Lazer.

So what would a team-up between the increasingly adventurous Beyoncé and the internationally minded Diplo sound like? Based on some of his greatest collabos, we'd say spare, Jamaican, and synth-heavy. Here's a sampling:

Major Lazer - "Halo"

Robyn - "Dancehall Queen"

M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"

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