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“’03 Bonnie & Clyde” recorded by rapper Jay-Z and features BeyoncĂ© 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).

Jay-Z is an record producer, entrepreneur, rapper and occasional actor. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America: he has sold approximately 50 million albums worldwide, awarded thirteen Grammy Awards for his musical work, and received numerous additional nominations. “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” was released as the lead single from Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint: The Gift & the Curse. The single reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Jay-Z’s second top 10 single.