Apeshit

Apeshit” (stylized in all caps) is a 2018 trap song by American musical duo the Carters, composed of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The song was co-written and co-produced by Pharrell Williams with the duo. It features additional ad-libs by Quavo and Offset from the hip hop trio Migos, who are credited as a co-writers. The song was released on June 16, 2018, as the lead single from the duo’s collaborative studio album Everything Is Love, along with a music video filmed at the Louvre in Paris.[2] The video received eight nominations at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, including for Video of the Year,[3] and a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video.[4]

The Carters song
For a definition of the word “apeshit”, see the Wiktionary entry apeshit.
2018 single by the Carters
“Apeshit”
Single by the Carters
from the album Everything Is Love
Released June 16, 2018 (2018-06-16)
Recorded 2017–2018
Genre Trap[1]
Length 4:24
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Pharrell Williams
Beyoncé singles chronology
Top Off
(2018)
Apeshit
(2018)
Spirit
(2019)
Jay-Z singles chronology
Top Off
(2018)
Apeshit
(2018)
“Entrepreneur”
(2020)
The Carters singles chronology
Apeshit
(2018)
Music video
“Apeshit” on YouTube

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Otir Hard of NPR dubbed the song one of the catchiest to be released in 2018, adding that it “lives up to the grandeur on first listen”.[5] Kory Grow writing for the Rolling Stone described the beat as “hard-hitting”.[6]Simon Reynolds cited “Apeshit” as an example for the continuing “triumph” of Auto-Tune in contemporary music, with Beyoncé “jump[ing] on the trap bandwagon [in] a transparent attempt to compete on urban radio by adopting the prevailing template of commercial-yet-street rap”.[7]

In December 2018, Billboard ranked “Apeshit” as the 27th best song of the year.[8] For Pitchfork, it was the 85th,[9] while Rolling Stone named the song as the 24th best one of 2018, writing: “Rumors swirled for years that one day the biggest music power couple of all time would release a collaborative album together. […] The video was as over-the-top and luxurious as one would hope, taking over the Louvre and filling it with a sea of black and brown dancers and models amongst the world’s most iconic art pieces.”[10]The Guardian listed “Apeshit” at number 21 on their year end ranking,[11] while Q[12] at number 19, and The Village Voice at number 14.[13]

The Louvre said there was a more than 50% increase in under-30 visitors in 2018 thanks to the video shot by the couple in the museum, marking a record number of visitors with over 10 million.[14][15] The museum has created a guided tour centered around the works of art seen in the “Apeshit” video.[16][17]

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