Producer: Rich Harrison, Beyonce Knowles
Album: Dangerously In Love
Label: Columbia


In 2003, Shawn Carter and Beyoncé Knowles were still relatively mum about their relationship, despite dubbing themselves the “'03 Bonnie & Cyde” months earlier on their first collaboration. However, after “Crazy In Love” hit, all speculation would be wiped away forever. It was B's first solo endeavour after her departure from Destiny's Child, and “Crazy In Love” hit with a bang.

The debut single spent an astonishing eight weeks at number one in the U.S. and topped countless charts around the world. The big horns and go-go-influenced vibe, was a far cry from anything on radio at the time, and the track was a commercial and critical smash. Without question, Jay's crazy and deranged, highly-technical verse contributed to the success of “Crazy,” and it's said Jay created his verse in about ten minutes.