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Queen Bey Drops “Black Is King” Visual Album

Travis Matthews

Once again… Beyonce’ has outdone herself. At Midnight, Queen Bey dropped a 4-minute music video to her new song “Already” featuring Shatta Wale.  Little did we know, the tease was just the beginning of a creative masterpiece directed, written, and executively produced by Queen Bey herself. 

The highly anticipated “Black is King” visual album was released on Disney+ only a few hours after midnight. It has Beehive and people all over the world in a frenzy. The 85-minute musical film is intended to be a visual companion to her 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift. 

In a recent interview with Good Morning America. Bey proclaims she has hopes that the film will “shift the global perception of the word black” she then goes on to explain Black Is King means “Black is regal and rich in history, purpose, and linage.”  Bey describes the making of the album as a journey. The creative process behind the film started about a year ago and was filmed in multiple locations, from her “backyard to Johannesburg to Ghana to London to Belgium, to the Grand Canyon.”

Jay-Z, Blue- Ivy, Sir, and Rumi also make an appearance in the film along with a few other familiar faces. There so is much raw talent depicted in this project, not to mention the inspirational message portrayed in each song. This film truly serves as an unapologetic statement of Black power and unity!

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