Juneteenth has turned out to be quite the day for music. Millions of Americans celebrate the day that Texas slaves were finally freed two years after the emancipation of Black people held in bondage. Alicia Keys and John Legend shared the stage in a Verzuz battle and a number of artists have released new singles and projects that speak to the current political climate and issues plaguing the Black community. In a surprise move, Beyoncé has also thrown her hat into the ring and has given the world a new song titled "Black Parade."
"Happy Juneteenth Weekend! I hope we continue to share joy and celebrate each other, even in the midst of struggle. Please continue to remember our beauty, strength and power," Beyoncé wrote over on Instagram. "'BLACK PARADE' celebrates you, your voice and your joy and will benefit Black-owned small businesses." Stream "Black Parade" by Beyoncé and let us know what you think.
Yeah, yeah, I'm for us, all black
All chrome (Yeah), black-owned (Yeah)
Black tints (Yeah), matte black (Yeah, yeah)
Roll by, my window down, let 'em see who in it
Crack a big smile (Ding)
Gold figure, me and Jigga, fifty 'leven children
They like, "Chick, how?"
I charge my crystals in a full moon
You could send them missiles, I'ma send my goons
Baby sister reppin' Yemaya (Yemaya)