713

Album: Everything Is Love (2018)
  • The song's title references the area code of Houston, Texas, where Beyoncé is from.

    Representin' for my hustlers all across the world
    Still dippin' in my low-lows, girl!
    I put it down for the 713, and we still got love for the streets


    Beyoncé has consistently supported her home city throughout her career and she pays homage to her Houston zip code during this song's chorus.
  • Beyonce's Houston tribute is actually an interpolation of the chorus of "Still D.R.E." a 1999 track recorded by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, which Jay penned for the two rappers.

    I'm representin' for them gangstas all across the world
    (Still) Hittin' them corners in them lo-lo's, girl
    (Still takin' my time to perfect the beat
    And I still got love for the streets, it's the D.R.E.)


    Dre from Cool & Dre, who supplied the soothing production, commented to Billboard: "We thought it was the coolest s--t in the world. It was f---ing awesome that 17 years later, Beyoncé is doing the same lines. It's definitely a nod to the legacy of the record, and it's pretty f---ing cool."
  • Jay-Z recalls at the start of the first verse his first meeting with his future wife at MTV's Spring Break Festival in Cancun, Mexico in 2000. Hova continues to spit memories about his early days with Beyoncé during his two verses; these include their first date in 2002 at the Nobu restaurant in Tribeca when Jay chose to bring a friend with him.

    You kept me up on the phone while you were away
    You came back, I let you set the date, Nobu on the plate
    I brought my dude to play it cool, my first foolish mistake
  • During the second verse Jay interpolates Common's 2000 track "The Light." Dre revealed to Complex that the entire verse was freestyled by the MC.

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