Firstly, happy birthday to probably the greatest artist and performer of all time, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles- Carter. Singer, actress, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, performer, writer, style icon and QUEEN.
Queen Bey as she is fondly called by her league of superfan the Beehive, and honestly everyone else in the world made one of the biggest social media imparts of all time as she had the hashtag Beychella trending for days on social media, following her Coachella performance.
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Six albums into a career unlike any, six years after her eponymous album, three years after the earth-shattering Lemonade album, three kids later, a rap album with her husband, multiple documentaries, Beyoncé gifts the world Homecoming.
The live album is an audio representation of the excellence that was Beychella, a culturally redefining moment. The 40 track album showcases Beyoncé at her peak, a point only she can reach, redefine, and surpass.
The talent, the sacrifice, the range, the power she commands, her vocal capacity, her constant ode to her blackness, shes the voice we all need and her musicianship is unmatched.
The album opens up with fans cheering and a voice-over saying “ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Beyoncé Homecoming 2018”, this gifts fans their own private concerts experience whenever, wherever they please. With artistic reimaginations bleeding into assembly medleys.
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It also includes her rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, the black national anthem. This is an ode to culture and even featuring some of the talents of black artistry in samples in Clark Sisters, Big Freedia, Nina Simone, Fela Kuti, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and James Weldon Johnson. Her husband and Destiny Child makes an appearance and this is glorious nostalgia.
40 tracks downs you realize of a fact she’s been on and no one is going to take her off, that solo reason is why this album is worth your weekend and worth a solid we wish could be more 10/10.