Beyoncé and the Bern

You probably don’t need another review of Kendrick Lamar’s blazing, fiery, incendiary, stage-burning medley of ‘The Blacker the Berry’, ‘Alright’, and a live freestyle at the Grammy Awards. But in case you missed the original event, just give a wee look-see before you go on. LL Cool J said it would be controversial, and King Kendrick does not disappoint. Addressing boldly the mass incarceration of black men, the extra-juridical destruction of black bodies, and the economic evisceration of black communities, Kendrick calibrated his set to ignite a media firestorm. So where’s the controversy? Lamar has received criticism…

Continue reading