Music has been around for as many as 55,000 years. The Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, Romans and African slaves all had different forms of music. Much like today, we have several different types of music, country, rock, soft rock, gospel, jazz, pop, R&B; one of the most controversial genres would be Hip-Hop and Rap along with urban black pop. Today, music is still pivotal. Music can personify people, by giving voice expressions to those who otherwise may not be heard. At the Super Bowl 50 halftime show in Santa Clara, California at the Levi’s stadium, actress, mogul and singer, Beyonce performed her newest single since her 2014 album, self entitled, “BEYONCE” called, “Formation.” This marked history as Bey’s most straightforward, controversial
“One of the reasons I connect to the Super Bowl is that I approach my shows like an athlete” (Beyoncé, 2016). On Sunday, February 7th, 2016 the NFL Super Bowl 50 was hosted where the Panthers played against the Broncos. The halftime show was headlined by Coldplay, with special guest performers Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Beyonce took over the stage and with her performance the female singer was trying to make a serious political statement. At the halftime show, Beyoncé sang her most recent song called “Formation”, and it captured everyone's attention with her performance and was called out racist. Also the music video made a political issue that is now being charged.
There are many artists that may contribute to the history that has lead to the development of the present day. Each different artist shows their gratitude and appreciation for the history that has lived on for many years by the style of music. For example, Beyonce’s album Lemonade illustrates the different struggles that black women had to face throughout their lifetime. However, when Beyonce’s husband Jay Z cheated on her, the album got much more personal than anybody else would think. Although, there are many different reasons for the creation of her album and what she is trying to say, many people still disagree with Beyonce’s album and argues that she is using the black feminist empowerment to make money of her album.
Beyoncé recently released her music video on Saturday February 6, 2016. Beyoncé 's "Formation" video forms messages in text and visuals that fits today 's social issues. They call attention to the audience mainly for women and Black America. This piece of rhetoric creates meaning in society by giving us events and visuals to help the
The main purpose of Beyoncé’s songs is to emphasise feminism and invigorate gender equality through her lyrics. She does so by using by conveying feminist philosophy in her lyrics. In Run the World, Beyoncé sings “strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business.” Figurative language is used to express be that women give birth however then after they proceed to work. Throughout the song used is both repetition and rhetorical question as this is how Beyoncé portrays the women empowerment theme, domination as well as confidence in her tone whilst preaching the line “Girls, we run this motha (yeah!)” and “Who run the world? Girls!”. Having expressed the line “My persuasion can build he nation” Beyoncé is building women up by speaking
In the winter of 2013, Beyoncé returned to the music industry and destroyed everything in her path. She dropped an unexpected album after having been absent from the industry to take care of her daughter Blue and not allude to when she would be returning. Then on December 13, 2013 she released self-titled 5th album, Beyoncé, with 14 songs as well as 14 music videos to go along with each song. She released it only on digital platforms. She did it without any marketing. She sold over 600,000 copies in the first week. Needless to say, Beyoncé had set the bar for the rest of the music industry. However, despite the fact that Beyoncé’s ability to keep the album as a secret throughout its creation is a feat in itself, the messages in the music
Beyonce’s fervent passion for creating art is evident in the quality of her performances, diligent work ethic, and as well as in the song “6 Inch Heels”. In “6 Inch Heels”, Beyonce and The Weeknd sing about Beyonce staying true to her grind, and her steady/sound commitment to fulfilling her goals. In “6 Inch Heels” Beyonce exposes the inner lives of Black women by professing her genuine and raw expression of how tirelessly she works to achieve her goals. This is explicitly clear as she states, “She fights and she sweats those sleepless nights because she don’t mind, she loves the grind.” Furthermore, Beyonce encapsulates the essence of the life of the working class women, mamas, and wives. Though her success and riches are apparent, she
While on her previous albums, Beyoncé was trying to empower all women, on Lemonade, Beyoncé speaks directly to black women. “As Jacqui Germain astutely noted on feministing.com, ‘Beyonce using the specific cultural marker of ‘Becky,’ [a social trope for white womanhood] in Lemonade is less a question of who’s excluding whom and why, and more so just us watching Beyonce be the ... multi-layered Black woman’” (Thompson, C., 2016). It was through this album that Beyoncé changed how the public thought of her. She was no longer afraid to not fully share what she wanted to say about current culture, and finally talked straight to black women to raise them up. It was also through this album that Beyoncé changed her image. Before her sixth album, Beyoncé definitely had feminist songs, but with Lemonade, she used rage to share her message, a message telling women that even after getting married, a man may not always be right for
A powerful part in the Lemonade video that Hooks touches on is a Malcolm X quote "The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman." This quote is from a speech Malcolm X gave in 1962 but these words are still very relevant. Throughout Lemonade Beyoncé illustrates, with her words and with the video, the emotional pain an African American female must endure during their lifetimes. Hooks says that voicing this pain is a “vital
Feb 6 2016 she released a new single Formation along with a music video. A lot of you may know Beyoncé’s famous hits such as bootylicous and single ladies, you also may know that formation received a lot of negative feedback. See we like Beyoncé when she’s singing drunk in love or bootylicious because she’s sassy, sexual and is a stereotyped of what we want black women to be. We saw a different side to Beyoncé; we saw her standing against police brutality in her formation video and many of us didn’t like
All, of the dancers in this music video are African-American, and it is very clear. None of their hair is straightened, they are all in Black Panther-esque outfits, and they are “unapologetically black.” The concept of this video is head-on addressing systemic racism. An obvious example is the dancers but there are also many more. For one, the opening scene, as referenced earlier, includes Beyoncé herself standing on a police car flooded in water while a clip saying “What happened in the New Orleans?” plays in the background. This artist is using her platform to bring attention to the hurricane in New Orleans and how there was little to nothing done by police there. She is calling out the system in this video.
analysis and inspiration. Something that jumps out during this video that needs analyzing is the racial stereotypes. In the unit two reading, it talks about a problem within hip-hop music videos. The videos supposedly put out bad messages and “perpetuate” stereotypes upon themselves. Fans of hip-hop say that “hip-hop music is a reflection of the realities of life in much of black America” (Caliendo 35). Although this music video has characteristics of stereotypes, they don’t seem offensive. Big Sean, Kanye West, and John
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Beyonce has been surrounded in controversy in the last few months, but she is no stranger to controversy. In 2013, Beyonce sampled the audio tapings of the Challenger explosion and faced backlash from the media. Family member’s, colleagues, and friends have commented on Beyonce’s choice in featuring the clip in her song ‘XO.’ June Scobee Rodgers, the founder of Challenger Center for Space Science Education and widow of the Space Shuttle Challenger Commander Dick Scobee. “We were disappointed to learn that an audio clip from the day we lost our heroic Challenger crew was used in the song 'XO'. The moment included in this song is an emotionally difficult one for the Challenger families,
As an ally, my artwork is a rendition of different resistance movements that have/are occurred/occurring. The art is grounded in Andrea Smith’s ‘Three Pillars Of White Supremacy’ (2006), as it is a photographic display of the relationships between slavery and capitalism and genocide and colonialism. It is also inspired by Beyonce’s song Formation, as well as the music video and her Superbowl performance, in which she is ‘unapologetically Black’ and shows her support for the Black Lives Matter movements and pays tribute to the Black Panther’s. The photo series displays the literal underlying effects and contemporary issues surrounding slavery/capitalism, genocide/colonialism. Together both images represent resistance, as they work to disrupt