Finally, one Twitter user concluded: "I thought about this while watching, it’s true. I also hope there’s room to celebrate the African creatives that worked on this project and deserve the accolades as well. I hope we can do both." … [Read more...] about Beyonce’s Black Is King ‘slammed’ by rapper Noname for use of African culture
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The iconic artist has long referenced her roots as a Texan, the state just south of Oklahoma, and once again takes the listener on a trip to the world she knows. “I’m goin’ back to the South … Back where my roots ain’t watered down,” she sings at the top of the track. … [Read more...] about Beyonce Drops Blistering ‘Black Parade,’ Co-Written by Jay-Z, on Juneteenth Weekend
Not that I’m complaining — please don’t hurt me, Beyhive — but we’ve been bombarded by moments from Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On the Run tour ever since it was announced. So when HBO aired the entire thing on Saturday, there wasn’t much that the diehards hadn’t already seen. But still: It was Beyoncé and Jay Z onstage together, which means that there were plenty of highlights. Here’s what you missed over the weekend. … [Read more...] about What You Missed From Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On the Run HBO Special
Nobody but nobody (and/or Keyshia Cole) competes with Blige as queen of “organic,” in-the-trenches R&B. But what that quote reveals, mostly, is the gap between the Gen-Xers running nineties music and pop’s modern age, driven by millennials like Beyoncé. The nineties grew skeptical of the formal craft of show business, delighted in dressed-down rawness, quirk, and grit. Pop today seems to share much in common with the generation listening to it: It’s driven, hypercompetent, sensitive to public scrutiny. (Maybe it was overscheduled and helicopter-parented as a child.) It’s obsessed with achievement and esteem and has a fraught, anxious relationship with whatever personal fulfillment is meant to result from them. So what if, in a certain light, Beyoncé’s catalogue offers a rich examination of how it feels when drive and discipline really are your organic personality, and your feelings fight against layers of self-control and pragmatism, … [Read more...] about Why Can’t Beyoncé Have It All?
Obama's podcast began on July 29, and has released two episodes since its inception. With only two episodes out, she is currently the No. 1 podcast host on Spotify, and now she's created a playlist for her fans. … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama’s ‘Black Girl Magic’ playlist features Beyoncé