Beyonce Drops Blistering ‘Black Parade,’ Co-Written by Jay-Z, on Juneteenth Weekend
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At the end of June 19, Beyonce surprised with a new song, "Black Parade", and set off on an exciting weekend, when supporters of the splitting President Donald Trump gather in Tulsa.
In “Black Parade”, written by Beyonce and co-producer of Derek Dixie, besides Dixie (Emmy-nominated music director of “HOMECOMING: A film by Beyonce Knowles”), Kaydence also co-wrote her husband Jay-Z to see. Denisia "@blu_june" Andrews and Brittany "@chi_coney" Coney for @NOVAWAV among others.
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The track on empowerment and resilience focuses on the recent protests against Black Lives Matter after George Floyd's death by a Minneapolis police officer. "Rubber bullets ricochet off me / have made a picket sign from your picket fence," sings Beyonce.
The iconic artist has long referred to her roots as Texan, the state south of Oklahoma, and takes the listener on a journey into the world she knows. "I'm going back south ... back where my roots are not watered down," she sings up on the track.
Later in the song, she points to the pride of the community when the world wakes up to the plight of black Americans: "We have rhythm / We have pride / We give birth to kings / We give birth to tribes." (Listen to the song below. )
Earlier in the day, Beyonce honored Juneteenth on Instagram and wrote, “Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the middle of the fight. Please keep thinking about our beauty, strength and strength. "
She also published a directory of black-owned companies on her website and wrote, “Happy Juneteenth. Being black is your activism. Black Excellence is a form of protest. Black joy is your right. “She continued:“ Black Parade ”benefits BeyGOOD's Black Business Impact Fund, which is managed by the National Urban League to help small black businesses in need. "
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