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DO WE LOVE IT?: Beyonce's Bonus Track "Schoolin' Life"

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On Beyonce's deluxe edition of her upcoming album 4, she adds on 3 additional tracks.  The first one to just hit the net is called "Schoolin' Life" and she's going the Prince route with it.  Check it under the cut....

Beyonce sang over an 80's inspired beat for another track written by The Dream.  The "1+1" song she performed on "American Idol" also channeled a bit of Prince, and she's doing it again on "Schoolin' Life."  And she's talking about still excelling in a world where parents try to shield everything.

"Mom and dad tried to hide the world/Said the world's just too big for a little girl/Eyes wide open can't you see/I had my first heels by the age of 13..."

The other two bonus tracks are called "Dance For U" and "Lay Up Under Me."  Her 4 Deluxe Edition will be released exclusively at Target the same day as her regular album, June 28th.

DO WE LOVE IT?!

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They got into ivyleague

They got into ivyleague schools before quiting. Beyonce only chance of being accepted into those schools is scrubing the floors
Anonymous's picture

They got into ivyleague

They got into ivyleague schools before quiting. Beyonce only chance of being accepted into those schools is scrubing the floors
Anonymous's picture

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chilly billy's picture

im sorry to all u that r

im sorry to all u that r bashing the "who needs a degree line" but that speaks to me bc i dont have my degree YET! ive have financial issues n personal issues that had held me back from walking across that stage. without my degree, at time ive felt worthless. but iknow im smart n have a lot to offer the world. until i get my degree ill be schoolin life...i thank bey...bc this made me feel good. people who dont have a degree shouldnt be left in the dark, doesnt mean ur and idiot..just mean your not there yet
KING BEY JR's picture

lmao Beyonce has so many

lmao Beyonce has so many haters over the past 14 years I've seen her her fan base & her hate base grow more & more every year it's totally sad but hey I guess the bigger you get the more haters you'll get at the end of the day whether you like her or not you have to RESPECT that she is an ICON hands down who do you know right now in the game any black artist of this generation that has accomplished what she has ok I'll wait.....LMFAO NO ONE!! she is the best in the game hate her all you want but she has certainly made her mark in history even if this album doesn't out sell her previous work (which I know it will) IT WILL STILL SELL this woman has a global fan base at this point in the game she has nothing to prove to you haters or no one else she can now do what she wants to do because she has already taken the crown at this point there is nothing left for her to do but just put out music that she loves & her REAL FANS will love aswell, she has done it all I think what people tend to forget because she's only 29 but she is a VET in the game now, she can do whatever she wants to do because she's BEYONCE so like her or not she's is the QUEEN #DONE!
MusicLover's picture

i fux with it...EVERYTHING in

i fux with it...EVERYTHING in history repeats itself..fyi..and its good that she is bringing that 80's sound back...we just aint hip to it yet..just like everything else..it takes a bandwagon to make something 'popular'- this is a hot track...#teamdestinyschild
Chillin's picture

1st GaGa seems to be stuck in

1st GaGa seems to be stuck in the 80s & now this. I do wish she would stop this growl singing. Why does everything seem like it takes so much effort for her to do (even dancing).
Anonymous's picture

a lot of good music came out

a lot of good music came out of the 70's and 80's. i'm not mad at bey or gaga for taking it back. :)
WhoGonCheckMeBoo's picture

I love me some Bey and all,

I love me some Bey and all, but I don't know about this one...
Danielle's picture

I actually like this song.

I actually like this song. Not too sure about the other songs she has out. I do love 1+1 though...maybe she should let The Dream write for her more.
imjussayyin's picture

The song make no sense. How

The song make no sense. How are you schooling life, doesn't life school you by experiences?
what's picture

The Beat is good but what is

The Beat is good but what is up with the screaming lately? She need to sit back and sing R&B a little more, these songs do not showcase her voice at all
Conclusion's picture

If you want to get technical

If you want to get technical she says at the end "There is no real way to live this life" Shes just making a fun song! If your looking for lyrical substance Beyonce is probably not up your alley!
Anonymous's picture

I'm a Bey fan and haven't

I'm a Bey fan and haven't commented on anything that I've heard so far. But I have to say I've been disappointed with everything I've heard up to this point. I wasn't expecting to hear the same music that she's done in the past, but nothing is grabbing me. Ahe talks about being a role model and she also teamed up with Michelle Obama to help our youth, so not sure if it was the smartest thing to say "who needs a degree" - hopefully it was all in fun. Also being a true Prince fan - I get the Prince reference but this doesn't hold a candle to his music. Love you Bey, but just stating my opinion. BTW - Jill Scott's new CD doesn't disappoint....
LSH's picture

I couldn't of said it better.

I couldn't of said it better.
C's picture

If this is the best of the 72

If this is the best of the 72 songs then.. Wow.. What happened to songs like," To the Left and Get me Bodied?" Wonder if she would sound different if Mr. Knowels was still managing her? It's not good to mix business with pleasure.. She must have forgot the precept," Love and honor your parents all the days of your life, for it is the first commandment with a promise" It was dishonorable for her to fire her Dad.. At least she knew he genuinely wants the best for her.. Jay is questionable.. Mr. Knowels seemed to be bidness wise when it came to her career..
LOVE365's picture

had my first heels at 13 and

had my first heels at 13 and at 14 i wanted to be 21. lol. damn that wasn't the truth.
Anonymous's picture

I don't know, I like Beyonce

I don't know, I like Beyonce and I like almost EVERYTHING she puts out. But i don't know, maybe i gotta see the video for this one. It does remind me of some Madonna, Whitney Houston ish. If i think of those type of videos and listen to this beat i can feel this. the words loose me a little, and yeah Beyonce's voice is always nice. Video will help this ALOT and the radio playing it like 30 times a day won't hurt either.
SLPNSYD's picture

her body frame is so small in

her body frame is so small in that pic
MissNovember's picture

love it. I couldn't care

love it. I couldn't care less if its a "hit" or not. Good music is good music & most of the hits right now sound the same & bore me to tears. I'm feelin this; the production & the vocals are on point.
Anonymous's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ..... THIS ISH IS JUST FUNNY ...... NOW BEING UNEDUCATED IS COOL ... REALLY .... THIS ISH SUUUUCCCCCKKKKKKS .... AGAIN HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ... HA!!!!
WHATEV's picture

she has a point though. Life

she has a point though. Life is, by far, the greatest teacher. Its easy to forget facts from a textbook, but when you experience something its hard to forget. I'd much rather have a full life that gives me real wisdom than be educated up the ass, but lacking in the knowledge gained from going out and doing. & this is coming from someone who currently has a 4.0 GPA... :P
Anonymous's picture

i get your point....but im an

i get your point....but im an educated person myself (currently in med-school)....and i believe that you need both....life...education and common sense to have an even better life....fame/money doesnt necessarily mean better/happier!!!
WHATEV's picture

She should have never parted

She should have never parted ways with her Father. I believe Matthew Knowles would not have let her put out an album that has no substance.
Shan's picture

I LOVE IT. ME AND MY FRIENDS

I LOVE IT. ME AND MY FRIENDS WILL BE JAMMING AND SINGING ALING TO THIS ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!
SCHOOLIN HOES's picture

Does not move me a bit. Hate

Does not move me a bit. Hate to say it but I hear Columbia is urging her to go back to the studio to "rework" some material. I'm a fan but I will NOT be singing ALONG to this one. Who needs a degree, right?
lovinBey's picture

I could give a damn what

I could give a damn what she's talking about! I'm a 80's kid && I can appreciate the beat! I'd bump it =]
A.A.'s picture

100% agree, i will bump it

100% agree, i will bump it too! Im a 80's kids to, so the beat brings back many memories, it got my bobbing my head :)
M.R.'s picture

that's probably why i like it

that's probably why i like it so much too. i've listened to it back to back 3 times already. :)
WhoGonCheckMeBoo's picture

EXACTLY!!! lol

EXACTLY!!! lol
A.A.'s picture

DIFFERENT----YES! So that

DIFFERENT----YES! So that goal was accomplished. HIT----NO! When I listen to these new songs, I try to imagine myself or my friends singing and jamming to them, like we do the others. And unfortunately, We are not singing or jamming this time around. I just can't imagine singing some of these meaningless lyrics, they are dumb! SORRY! I'MJS :(
Dissapointed in you BEY's picture

besides remakes, i didn't

besides remakes, i didn't realize that any of bey's songs had profound or "meaningful" lyrics. people have always complained about the lack of lyrical substance in her songs. which meaningful songs were u jamming to? #dazednconfused
WhoGonCheckMeBoo's picture

#DAZEDNCONFUSED...yea u

#DAZEDNCONFUSED...yea u r...however my opinion is mine to have! Yours is yours to keep! Im sure you might think you mean something to someone that really don't give 1 single crap about you, but who cares, right? To answer your question however, TO ME.....There are quite a few---ME MYSELF & I; GIRL; RESENTMENT; UPGRADE YOU; DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE; and the list goes on. Some are her and some are D.C., but TO ME they have meaning and makes more sense than the latest...and whogivesacrap, about what "people" have always said...I work with one mind, MINE!
Dissapointed in you BEY's picture

calm down bitch. its not that

calm down bitch. its not that serious. are the insults and hostility really necessary to get your point across? considering the source (someone who finds beyonce songs "meaningful") i shouldn't be surprised at the way you conduct yourself. ;)
WhoGonCheckMeBoo's picture

O MY SOMEONE SOUNDS UPSET! Or

O MY SOMEONE SOUNDS UPSET! Or disrespected...AGAIN and I quote "WHO REALLY CARES" seems like you....LOL You seem to be taking things a bit more serious than Beyonce herself and she's the one being criticized. And as for yourself, watch your mouth, cursing isn't allowed :P If you cant handle the heat, please remove yourself from my kitchen. THANKS SIR/MAMMA....Which ever you prefer! :P
Dissapointed in you BEY's picture

i don't take anything on this

i don't take anything on this blog seriously. you're the one that came at me guns blazing from a simple question. i'm sorry (not really), but you sound stupid talking about you don't like this album because of the meaningless lyrics, when beyonce and destiny's child have a long history of making shallow, meaningless songs. bob dylan, stevie wonder and marvin gaye made MEANINGFUL songs. beyonce - ummm... not so much.
WhoGonCheckMeBoo's picture

oh BTW Jill Scott has a

oh BTW Jill Scott has a better album the King B
Sallyone's picture

GO FIGURE!! It takes a stupid

GO FIGURE!! It takes a stupid person to realize that you don't need a degree because your- "Schoolin Life" What a joke!!
Shan's picture

Yeah I like...oh well got to

Yeah I like...oh well got to download the deluxe edition now...lol...but the hottest songs on her album is Party and Love on Top
Sallyone's picture

not feelin it.

not feelin it.
danielle's picture

cute song. "...who needs a

cute song. "...who needs a degree..." really? sounds contradictory but im probably just being picky *side eye* why her vocals sound the same kinda momentum on all the 4 tracks??! she need change it up. that HARDness isnt ncessary for every song. this really sounds more of a Solange style anyway tho to me...
ooooimTELLIN's picture

Whatever Beyawnce!

Whatever Beyawnce!
frankie's picture

Love Love Love..this album I

Love Love Love..this album I love..Cant wait 4 the 28th!!
Anonymous's picture

Not my favorite. I don't get

Not my favorite. I don't get the Prince vibe either.
Anonymous's picture

aside from the obvious lack

aside from the obvious lack of a bass guitar, the beat definitely sounds prince-ish circa the early 80's.
WhoGonCheckMeBoo's picture

i like this song its

i like this song its different from hats out now (thank God cause im tired of this house techno shit) ive heard the beyonce leak and so far my favs from the album are party, coutdown, end of time, run the world, i care, best i never had, 1+1...heck i like almost the whole album and these new songs dance for you nd lay up under me are nice too...i dont think shes gonna flop this album sounds good to me (my opinion) i still dont understand how ppl who already know they dont like an artist will continue to post hateful things...thats why black ppl hve problems now bc we cant uplift each other smh....do ya thang beyonce im buying 4
kris lorraine's picture

heard the whole album also.

heard the whole album also. its growing on me. i didnt like half of them at first but its getting better. this track would have fit into the album's obsure tone. ur not really ever sure what the next track will be or what it will sound like.
ooooimTELLIN's picture

I can appreciate the 80's

I can appreciate the 80's vibe, but it's just not for me...just too much, i dont want this in my car...Im mad I clicked on this, wont be doing that again
do it's picture

Well, i was feeling it until

Well, i was feeling it until she said, "who needs that degree when you're schoolin life" ... WTFreak? Didn't she just "raise a glass to the college grads" in Run the World. Bey, which is it?.. or are you simply just singing whatever someone places in front of you? geesh, stand for something.
Anonymous's picture

I think you're looking into

I think you're looking into it a little too hard lol
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