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Last night it leaked that Beyonce has a new project coming to Disney+ July 31st, but the official announcement came tonight after Queen B accepted her Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé, Black Is King, inspired by The Lion King. After accepting the award Beyonce gave us a little more insight into the new visual experience via Instagram.


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I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose. The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books. With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy. I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge. I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people. This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story. This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride. Love y’all, B

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Known for his saxophone features on song with Kehlani, Ari Lennox, and more, 2018 LP Lady Lady which produced the hit single Tadow, Now BET is giving this multi-talented artist to show more of his talents as he serenaded our black Queens all over with his track “Queen Tingz.”

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Chloe x Halle keep up with the use of their tennis court as the duo performed Forgive me and Do It during the 202 BET Awards. Before getting into the song of the Summer, Chloe and Halle started their set off with Forgive me, the latest single from their sophomore album Ungodly Hour. The screen then switched to show the sisters wearing matching white outfits, before the performance wrapped, the two sets appeared side-by-side dancing together. Check out the performance below.

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Best Female Hip-Hop artist winner Megan Thee Stallion did not come to play as she brought Mad Max vibes to the BET Awards. Megan’s performance kicked off with her Eazy-E-sampled single “Girls in the Hood,” before leading into her hit single Savage featuring Beyoncé.

Meg brought fashion, production, and dance moves to her performance before driving off through the desert in a Mad Max-esque vehicle. Check out the performance below.

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After hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a historic remix of “Savage” featuring Beyoncé, that benefitted Houston-based charity Bread Of Life Inc., Houston Hottie Megan Thee Stallion is turning up the heat on Hot Girl Summer with a brand new single, “Girls In The Hood.”

Sampling the Eazy-E classic “Boyz-N-The-Hood,” “Girls In The Hood” is a street-smart ode to the area Megan grew up in and the pride in being a product of her surroundings. A celebration of the lifestyle and energy of her community, “Girls In The Hood” features all the hallmarks of Megan at her finest; playful lyricism, hard-hitting delivery, and a self-confident vibe. Using the track to celebrate her culture and her blackness, Megan has created an anthem reminding girls worldwide that just because you’re from the bottom, it doesn’t mean you can’t come out on top and keep it real the whole way.

“Girls In The Hood” comes halfway through Hot Girl Meg’s best year yet, with her star turn on HBO Max’s show “Legendary,” her next step into fashion as an ambassador for Savage X Fenty, a #1 single under her belt, an incredible 5 nominations at the 2020 BET Awards, airing live this Sunday on BET and CBS at 8/7c, and an upcoming performance on the GMA concert series (airing August 21st).

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Multi-platinum artist August Alsina has returned with his highly anticipated album The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy, To get fans excited about the new project, August released a track every day this week prior to its release. Additionally, he released two episodes of his 5-part documentary series stateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina via his youtube page.

The documentary’s first two episodes introduce fans to Alsina’s hometown, his appreciation for his family and friends, and the auto-immune disease he has struggled with throughout his life. He further captivates fans by speaking about the tragic losses in his family and touching on issues that Black America faces every day. The stories that Alsina detail culminate into the release of his anticipated 27-track album featuring Lil Wayne, Juicy J, Yo Gotti, and more.

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Just as we thought the Juneteenth festivities were winding down Beyoncé gets things started back up as she drops her Juneteenth anthem ‘Black Parade.’ Proceeds from the song will benefit BeyGOOD’s Black Business Impact Fund, which supports Black-owned small businesses. Check out the song below.

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Singer/songwriter Victoria Monét joins forces with Khalid and SG Lewis for a new song called “Experience,” from her forthcoming project Jaguar, which is out July 31.

Before the song premiered today, Victoria spoke a little about the track saying: “This song, though deep in subject matter, sonically simply feels joyful and celebratory. It’s important to us to highlight and celebrate Black joy and love in the middle of so much pain and trauma,” Victoria Monét and Khalid said in a statement.

June is Black Music Month. It’s also Pride Month—and even though worldwide celebrations had initially been canceled for public safety during a health crisis, I, Victoria, feel my queer identity is another important celebration for me. The LGBTQ+ community and the Black community (especially those of us who are part of both) have always struggled to be seen in our own ways. The struggles between the two are not the same, but they share the inspiring persistence in the relentless pursuit to be heard and seen, especially in difficult times like these. Though it was a scary decision, we wanted to honor and represent that fearless part of our people by continuing with this release through it all.

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After 4 long years, John Legend is back with his brand new album Bigger Love. Executive produced by Raphael Saadiq, the 16-track set is a “celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience,” and includes appearances from Jhené Aiko, Gary Clark Jr., Rapsody, Koffee, and Camper, with contributions from Anderson.Paak and Charlie Puth.

John who recorded the album before the pandemic hopes that his new project can heal in the midst of trying times. Stream Bigger Love below.