JAY-Z X Panjabi MC
Aside from the massive success of ‘Mundian To Bach Ke’ in Europe, with over 250,000 copies sold in Germany alone, the influence of Indian music and Panjabi MC on the US hip hop scene has never been more apparent than right now. US Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z personally asked to remix the track, which rode high in the US Billboard Hot 100; another feat which is unprecedented for an Urban UK artist of his ilk.
All I knew was it was something totally fresh. It felt like world music in the best sense, like a bunch of sounds from different parts of the globe joined up like an all-star team. People in the club heard it and went crazy. I did, too." JAY-Z
Beware Of The Boys
I tracked down the artist (Panjabi MC) and called the next day to see if I could do a remix of the song." JAY-Z
When I started working on my remix of “Mundian To Bach Ke”—we called it “Beware of the Boys,” which was the Punjabi title translated into English—I wanted to make it a party song, which was the mind-set I was in when I first heard it. But the international feeling of the track—which some people thought was Arabic—moved me into a different direction. So I dropped in a line against the Iraq War" JAY-Z