The full album credits for Beyoncé's LEMONADE are packed full of familiar faces like boots and The-Dream, but also filled with surprise guests like Diplo, Led Zeppelin, Animal Collective, and Burt Bacharach.
Take a look at "Hold Up," which is co-produced by Diplo and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, and features writing credits for Soulja Boy and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs because the beat “embodies portions” of “Turn My Swag On” and “Maps,” respectively. (“Embodies portions” usually means a song borrows some notes from another song, but doesn’t outright sample it—like how Beyoncé uses Soulja Boy's phrase "hop out of bed turn my swag on" here.)
Two Lana Del Rey associates make appearances with straight-up writing credits: Father John Misty, a.k.a. Joshua Tillman, and the producer Emile Haynie. Less out-of-nowhere but still an interesting addition: the young British hitmaker MNEK, who contributed to "Hold Up."
Alan Lomax, America’s foremost ethnomusicologist, gets a writing credit because the beat on “Freedom”—co-produced by Just Blaze and Jonny Coffer (who co-wrote “La La La” for Naughty Boy and Sam Smith)—contains samples of two Alan Lomax field recordings from the 1940s and ’50s.
Check out the full credits below:
1. "Pray You Catch Me"
Produced by Beyoncé and Kevin Garrett
Written By James Blake, Beyoncé, and Kevin Garrett
2. "Hold Up"
Produced by Ezra Koenig, Beyoncé, and Diplo
Written by Nick Zinner, Karen O, Brian Chase, Soulja Boy, Kevin McConnell, Antonio Randolph, Mort Schuman, Emile Haynie, Doc Pomus, MeLo-X, MNEK, Ezra Koenig, Beyoncé, Father John Misty, and Diplo
3. "Don't Hurt Yourself" f. Jack White
Produced by Beyoncé and Jack White
Written by John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, James Page, Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and Jack White
Produced by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and MeLo-X
Written by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, and MeLo-X
5. 6 Inch f. The Weeknd
Produced by boots, Beyoncé, Ben Billions, and Danny Boy Styles
Written By Hal David, Burt Bacharach, Brian Weitz, Noah Lennox, Dave Portner, boots, Belly, The-Dream, Ben Diehl, Danny SchofIeld, Beyoncé, The Weeknd
6. "Daddy Lessons"
Produced by Beyoncé
Written by Wynter Gordon, Beyoncé, Kevin Cossom, Alex Delicata
7. "Love Drought"
Produced by Mike Dean and Beyoncé
Written by Mike Dean, Ingrid Burley, Beyoncé
Produced by Beyoncé and Vincent L. Berry II
Written by Vincent L. Berry II, Beyoncé, Malik Yusef, Midian Mathers
9. Forward f. James Blake
Produced by Beyoncé and James Blake
Written by Beyoncé and James Blake
10. Freedom f. Kendrick Lamar
Produced by Jonny Coffer, Beyoncé and Just Blaze
Written by Jonathan Coffer, Beyoncé, Carla Williams, Dean Mcintosh, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Tirado, Alan Lomax, and John Lomax Sr.
11. "All Night"
Produced by Diplo, Beyoncé, and Henry Allen
Written by Diplo, Beyoncé, Rock City, Ilsey Juber, Akil King, Jaramye Daniels, André 3000, Sleepy Brown, Big Boi
Produced by Mike WiLL Made It
Written by Swae Lee and Beyoncé