(AllHipHop News) One of the most impressive feats about Beyoncé's tendency to drop impromptu albums is the fact that no information about the projects leaks beforehand. There have to be hundreds of people involved in the creation of the music and visuals, yet the public is still surprised by the drop.
Now that Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Everything Is Love is out, the artisans that participated in crafting the LP can speak out. Production duo Cool & Dre appeared on MSNBC's The Beat With Ari Melber to talk about their work on "Summer," "713," "Black Effect," and
"The album was amazing to work on. To be in the same room as these two genius-talent-level artists, arguably the best n both fields as far as Beyoncé and Jay-Z, was surreal. It was a life-changing experience," said Andre "Dre" Lyon.
Marcello "Cool" Valenzano added, "This experience was definitely something different. Just being in Paris and the way they had the studio set up - they literally had owner's boxes in the stadium. So we're making music and looking to the right or left and you see the stage with all the lighting. It was a lot of inspiration to work off of."
Additionally, Cool & Dre specifically discussed how "713" came together. Dre recalled, "When [Jay] cut it, he called us into the studio to hear it. Before he did anything he was like, 'I never, ever spoke on how me and Beyoncé met, so this is gonna be crazy. When he let us hear it, he was like, 'Can you believe I brought one of my homeboys to our first date because I was trying to play it cool?'"
The Carters also selected Pharrell, Boi-1da, Nav, Illmind, Vinylz, Mike Dean, and others to produce records on Everything Is Love. Queen Bey and Hov are credited as producers as well.