We Gone Be Alright, Now Let’s Get in Formation!

“If God got us then we gone be alright!” Kendrick Lamar, Alright, To Pimp A Butterfly

So for those of you who haven’t seen or heard….We are going to be just fine. Kendrick Lamar, POTUS’ favorite artist, put on a politically epic performance at the Grammy’s last night (February 16, 2016).

*Quick recap: He performed The Blacker the Berry, Alright, and Untitled 3.*

If you haven’t already listened to the album I suggest you do. My personal favorite is How Much A Dollar Cost. The entire album holds messages to the black community and let me be the first to admit: I needed to hear ALL of the messages he spoke. To sum up the three songs he performed: BLACK KINGS AND QUEENS WAKE UP! IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT WE GO THROUGH, WE GONE GROW THROUGH AND GET BETTER BECAUSE GOD GOT US! BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE, EVEN WHEN PEOPLE HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU! He also spoke to the racist/ignorant/superior/delusional groups, and was not subtle about it! He let the WORLD know that he won’t sit idle, he won’t allow his people to be in the dark–not as long as he has a platform to perform on, and he won’t stop until “the ground {the poor} opens up and swallows the evil {the rich} (Tupac).”

“Okay ladies, now let’s get in formation!” Beyonce, Formation

Now I may be wrong, but Beyonce is….or was America’s sweetheart, but then she dropped Formation AND was audacious enough to perform it at the 50th Superbowl! (By the way, 50, in the Bible is directly related to the coming of God’s Holy Spirit and a few other things). During her performance, she paid homage to the Black Panther Party and the late Michael Jackson. Many people were and are upset about the lyrics of her song and her ‘Formation’, but seem to miss the message most of her devout fans and black community activists heard. Bey is proud to be a black woman, proud to be married to a man with a big nose, proud to be the mother of a daughter who rocks her natural afro, and proud to be the product of a negro from Alabama and a Creole Louisiana mother. Beyonce leaves no room for question about her stance on the Black Lives Matter campaign.  The phrase,”Stop shooting us.” appears on the screen moments after a squad of police officers and a young boy put their hands in the air. Whether or not the public agrees with Mrs. Carter, she also took a bold stance against the police brutality against black lives, and for the black community.

I just might be a black Bill Gates in the making! Even if I’m not I’m still a Queen and it’s gone be alright, cause the blacker the berry the sweeter the juice.

 

-Queen LayD

3 Comments Add yours

  1. We don’t have to agree with everything our favorite artists do, but that they use their forum to do and/or say something positive is sufficient. I’m a Kenrick Lamar fan. That daggone Lucy (which I believe is his abbreviation for Lucifer by the way.) Be blessed. Thanks for the intro, Jahi.

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    1. Queen LayD says:

      So true, and I don’t agree with everything my favorite artists say or do like I don’t believe everything I read or hear in other media. But I draw from Spirit what I need to for my own walk.

      Thank you for liking and commenting!! I’m glad that you enjoyed the post!! Agape and blessings!

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