You’ve probably seen a lot of videos of people doing the “Before I Let Go” challenge lately. It was started by Beyoncé as part of the rollout of her Netflix documentary Homecoming, which covers her historic Coachella performance last year.
But I want to talk about another song, or rather a mashup of songs, from that performance.
The whole performance was themed after an HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) band performance, horns, dancers and all. It was awesome!
I remember watching it last year during the limited time it was being streamed, and my–and many others–favorite part was the combination of her song “Diva” and OT Genasis’ “Everybody Mad.”
…Diva is a female version of a hustla, of a, of a hustla, of a, of a hustla
Stop the track, lemme state facts
I told you, gimme a minute and I’ll be right back
Fifty million ’round the world and they say that I couldn’t get it…
It was a perfect combination. The swagger of those two tracks paired with those horns and all the dancers hitting every step. It was the moment that the concert, which was already great, jumped a level–and the song itself is great when you need a little energy infusion to your day.
I be getting to the money, everybody mad
I think I’m getting too much money, everybody mad…