Dangerously in Love
was Beyoncé's first solo album, and the beginning of her mononym era. She got a lot of help on the album, using a variety of writers and producers on the tracks.
"Baby Boy" has five co-writers: Beyoncé, Robert Waller, Sean Paul, Jay-Z and Scott Storch. Beyoncé and Jay-Z were playing coy about their personal relationship at the time, but Jigga got writing credit on five tracks from the album, including two where he rapped: "Crazy In Love
" and "That's How You Like It."
Scott Storch was a rising star in the production ranks, having helmed the Christina Aguilera song "Fighter
" and many of the other tracks on her Stripped
album. Storch would later flame out financially and creatively in spectacular fashion, blowing his millions on a devastating cocaine habit.