Beyoncé Releases New Song ‘Black Parade’ on Juneteenth

Beyoncé has done it again. The Queen of surprise releases has dropped a new record, “Black Parade,” in honor of Juneteenth.

Reminiscent of her 2019 collaborative project The Gift, “Black Parade” praises Bey’s ancestors across the diaspora and is unapologetically Black.

In one of many quotable sections, Beyoncé sings, “We Black, baby, that’s the reason why they always mad, yeah / They always made, yeah / Been past ’em, I know that’s the reason why they always mad / And they always have been.”

The song full of Black pride will benefit her charitable initiative BeyGOOD Black Business Impact Fund. The fund, administered by the National Urban League, will support Black-owned small businesses in need.

In addition to the track, the Grammy winner released a directory of Black owned businesses created and curated by Zerina Akers with @black.owned.everything available on her website.

This marks Beyoncé’s second charitable release of the year. In April she joined her fellow Houston hottie Megan Thee Stallion for an official remix of Megan’s “Savage.”

All artist proceeds from the Billboard No. 1 single were donated to COVID-19 relief efforts in Houston earning both artists their own respective day in the southern city.

Stream “Black Parade” below:

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