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June 20, 2020 6:44 AM   Subscribe

BLACK PARADE by Beyoncé [YouTube] [Spotify][Instagram]
“I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power. “BLACK PARADE” celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit Black-owned small businesses. "Black Parade" benefits BeyGOOD's Black Business Impact Fund, administered by the National Urban League, to support Black-owned small businesses in need. Click the link to learn more.” [via: Beyonce.com]
Written by Beyonce and co-produced by Derek Dixie, “Black Parade” also features her husband Jay-Z as co-writer along with Dixie (the Emmy-nominated music director of “HOMECOMING: A Film by Beyonce Knowles”), Kaydence, Denisia “”@blu_june” Andrews and Brittany “@chi_coney” Coney for @NOVAWAV, among others.
posted by Fizz (10 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
This was a fantastic surprise today. My favourite lyrics:

Rubber bullets bouncin' off me (Ah)
Made a picket sign off your picket fence (Ah)
Take it as a warning (Ah, ah)

posted by mdonley at 6:48 AM on June 20 [3 favorites]

So! Good!
posted by merriment at 11:46 AM on June 20

Written by Beyonce[...]
Was it? I'm not seeing her listed as such in the youtube credits.
posted by kickingtheground at 12:25 PM on June 20

@kickingtheground, Variety and Billboard both reference her as a writer:
Beyonce, her husband Jay-Z, Akil "Fresh" King, Brittany Coney, Densia Andrews, Kim "Kadence" Krysiuk, Rickie "Caso" Tice, and Derek Dixie are the co-writers on"Black Parade," which was produced by Beyonce and Dixie.
posted by Fizz at 1:39 PM on June 20

Beyonce definitely was a co-writer on the song. She has written and co-written many songs. She doesn't have anything to prove.
posted by nightrecordings at 2:05 PM on June 20 [3 favorites]

No matter what you think about whether Beyonce's music is to your taste it's shitty to imply that it's important to not accidentally give her too much credit just in case she doesn't deserve it, as well as just uninformed.
posted by bleep at 2:47 PM on June 20 [16 favorites]

[As noted above, please take care not to deny Beyonce credit for her work -- that kind of comment can easily have a racist impact and people should take extra care to avoid comments that can create that impact. Please just let people use this thread to appreciate the song.]
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 3:29 PM on June 20 [12 favorites]

yesterday, public enemy gave us the state of the union - (lots of f bombs)
posted by pyramid termite at 4:12 PM on June 20 [4 favorites]

Such a fantastic surprise!
posted by ellieBOA at 10:28 PM on June 20

Thank you for sharing. Powerful, evocative and just beautiful.
posted by mkdirusername at 2:07 PM on June 21

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