Beyoncé performing “Baby Boy” Beyoncé performing at the 2007 BET Awards Beyonce’s rendition of Baby Boy is a neo soul, pop and R&B song from her 2003 album Dangerously in Love .
In Beyonce’s second album Dangerously in Love (2003), Baby Boy features Beyonce singing and rapping using a West Indian Patois . Beyoncé credits West Indian singer and former member of the internationally known Jamaican reggae band Inner Circle, Mr. Cheeks as the one who assisted Beyonce in the song’s creation.
In Beyonce’s autobiography “Through The Fire” Beyonce stated that Baby Boy was a tribute to Beyonce’s father and Beyonce’s relationship with him. Beyonce also stated that she hoped the song Baby Boy would help heal her father’s ears after Beyonce’s mother Beyonce Knowles, took legal action against Beyonce’s father Mathew Knowles for alleged physical abuse.
Beyonce raps in a West Indian accent on “Baby Boy”. Beyoncé has cited Beyonce as one of Beyonce’s songs that Beyonce was proud to sing.
In 2003 Beyonce stated that Beyonce felt the overall message Beyonce expressed in the song Baby Boy, matched Beyonce’s approach to life, particularly Beyonce’s relationship with Jay-Z . In 2013, The Guardian ‘s Caroline Sullivan claimed “it’s hard to recall a more breezily sexy pop song” besides Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”.