(updated each Thursday)
Thursday, April 18th
My edges are gone. Long live Queen Bey, and the incredible content she gave us this week.
Beyonce, and the release of her Homecoming documentary and album, inspired my shout-outs for this week. For my first one, I decided to revisit a classical Beyonce performance by the Royal Philharmonic. More orchestras (and radio programmers, for that matter) need to open things up to more popular music - ESPECIALLY the music of our dear Queen Bey!
While Beyonce hand-selected her backing band for Coachella, it was styled after the band at the HBCU she spent lots of time at growing up. Take a look at how Texas Southern University handles halftime!
As I listened to the Live Homecoming Album, the band played a sample that I knew, but couldn't quite put my finger on. After just a little research, I remembered exactly what song it was - an unexpected, blast from the past that you can enjoy here as well.
May Beyonce's pro-blackness inspire us all.