I have it on repeat as I search for Formation concert tickets. Excuse me while I check on eBay to see if anyone's interested in buying my brother for the price of Bey's Silver Package tickets.
This episode. I have been listening to this song over and over. There are a few things I realized:
1) I LOVE CORNBREAD AND COLLARD GREENS. And those greens better be swimming in fatback. If you don't like collard greens, you must also hate rainbows and sunshine.
2) I love that she repeats the first verse, just in case you didn't hear about the hot sauce. Has anyone noticed that Beyoncé has basically said forget regular song structure awhile ago. I appreciate that. Drunk In Love, Rocket, 7/11. Doesn't have the typical verse, chorus, versus structure. And neither does this song. Its makes things more interesting. Is it pop, is it hip hop, is it pop? Does it matter that much when its this Black? ::shoulder shrug::
3) I really love the New Orleans's accent.
4) Apparently white people are just learning that to be visible and Black and female is automatically political in a society where you are a minority. Everything Beyoncé has done has been political. Her simply living and interacting with her friends is a political statement. Beyoncé loving herself is revolutionary. To be angry about Beyoncé delivering a direct political statement now just shows how utterly in denial some people were. Half of our day as black people is spent making others feel comfortable...or at least it was in the past. I am happy that many don't prescribed to that anymore. And I am glad that Beyoncé is joining that crowd. I am here for it.
5) Was the last audio sample in the video, when the cop car was being submerged in the water, an actual audio clip of the levies breaking during Hurricane Katrina? Wow. I'm in my feeling about that. So many black people have been permanently displaced. Its just SAD.
I love when Reggie is on the show. He and Karen have the most contagious laugh.