01-31-17 The Corey Holcomb 5150 Show – Designer Clothes, Darlene’s Adventures & What is a Fez?

I love Corey as comedian but at the end of this show… Zo shoulda realized u can’t school ig’nant folks about shit if they don’t really wanna know…. I’ve told folks I aint wasting time tryin to explain some ish that’s over your head esp. since u don’t GNF anyways…..

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Beyoncé’s “Formation” is Visually Powerful…But the Lyrics Don’t Match It

My thoughts exactly…

I wanted you to watch the video first before I said my peace.

There really isn’t a lot to say about the visuals themselves.  Katrina, Black Lives Matter, “stop shooting us”, the police with their hands up after witnessing a dance by a young black man, Beyoncé drowning on a police car in New Orleans; all of it is an homage to a culture that is stigmatized when the heirs of it display it but monetized when appropriated and watered down.  Add to that the fact that Beyoncé apparently directed this and you have the feeling that she might have missed a calling that could have brought her both critical and mass acclaim.

The problem comes when you separate the track from the video.  I have a little exercise for you; read the lyrics all the way through once.
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