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“’03 Bonnie & Clyde” recorded by rapper Jay-Z and features Beyoncé Knowles. This song was shot in New York City and recorded for CD:UK (CountDown:United Kingdom), a British music television program and in association with Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam Records. An East Coast hip hop and R&B song, “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” sampled its beat from American rapper Tupac Shakur’s 1996 song “Me and My Girlfriend,” and was inspired by the crime film Bonnie and Clyde. The instrumentation is based on programmed drums, bass instruments, and a flamenco guitar. “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” was generally received with favorable reviews by music critics, who complimented the combination of Jay-Z’s and Knowles’ musical styles, their collaboration and the song’s production. It attained a high point of number two in the United Kingdom and peaked in the top 20 in other European territories. “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

Singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress Beyoncé Knowles was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time. “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” was included as a bonus track on international editions of Knowles’ 2003 debut solo album Dangerously in Love, and on her 2009 live album I Am… Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas. The single reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Knowles’ first top 10 single as a solo artist. The release also marked the debut of Knowles’ solo career, leaving Destiny’s Child on hiatus.