"Party" is a song by Beyoncé Knowles featuring American rapper André 3000, taken from her fourth studio album, 4. She has another version with rapper J.Cole who was featured in the music video. The song was composed by Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker, Beyoncé Knowles, André Lauren Benjamin, Dexter Mills, Douglas Davis and Ricky Walters. It samples the 1985 classic, "La Di Da Di". "Party" leaked online on June 7, 2011, that is, three weeks prior to the official release date of the album. An R&B-mid-tempo song, "Party" heavily exhibits elements of the late 1980s funk and soul music. Lyrically, the song finds Knowles as the female protagonist in the mood for some loving as well as referencing to a get-together for two persons.
On August 2, 2011, Rap-Up reported that Knowles began filming the music video for "Party" in the Oakdale Mobile Home Park in South Brunswick Township, New Jersey. Solange Knowles, Knowles' younger sister, and former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland were both seen on the set of the music video, and are expected to make cameos. Rowland elaborated a bit about her role in the video in an interview with NeonLimelight: "I'm just doing a cameo. We just had a really good time [...] While filming the video, we noticed that we were doing certain stuff that we used to do as kids. We kinda felt a little goofy for a second, so we stopped. But we just had a good time." Also, Rowland confirmed in an interview with Idolator on August 3, 2011, that Knowles directed the video.
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