The Carters have finally dropped an album together, Everything is Love.
This album has been anticipated from everyone because this is the conclusion album if you will. Beyoncé released Lemonade as a response to finding out the love of her life, Jay-Z, cheated on her. Jay-Z even dropped an album 4:44 when he admits and gives his reason on why he cheated. (which is a total mind fuck to me that even Beyoncé can get cheated on). So now we have Everything is Love, an album created by the Carters expressing through thick and thin, they are still madly in love, but more importantly, working together to create a stronger connection together.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z are like the couples everyone wants to be, or so it seems, but this album rubbed me the wrong way. Don’t get me wrong, the album has bangers, but I also feel like it’s not saying shit. I mean obviously they are opening up more and being more transparent about their lives, but this album also comes off as a brag album. We already know yall have money, y’all don’t have to worry about stream numbers or anyone else trying to get between y’all. I just feel as though they could have taken this time to be more real, more honest. But that’s just me, I know a lot of people that have no qualms with the album. So, with that said, here are the songs that I really fucked with.
713: I really like the “Still Dre” beat and Beyoncé repping her hometown, Houston, and just the feel to the song. Jay-Z and Beyoncé have this sound together on here that flows perfectly. It gives you this old school feel like when they first started doing songs together.
Friends: This song is so relatable because we have that tight circle of friends that we know we can count on, friends that help shape us, who encourage our dreams and of course those friends that know all the tea and only want to help us keep moving forward.
Black Effect: I love the intro to this song because it addresses love, and what it takes. This song is a beautiful representation of the love Beyoncé and Jay-Z have for themselves and their family. How they aren’t here for no one but themselves and that includes creating a platform for themselves and other Black folks. “I made my own waves so they’re anti-tidal” This whole song just bangs because it addresses that society can try and fuck us around but we’re always going to stay on top. We won’t let them bite us. “They even biting cornrows, put your scarecrows up.”
Nice: This is one of the bangers of the album; a cool, feel good song, that makes you feel like you can do anything. The beat is exceptional and it’s def gonna be a song you hear while cruising around this summer. Beyoncé and Jay-Z do a little bragging about the fact that they don’t have no worries and they got this shit. I mean who would have to worry when you’re a Carter and your holding each other down? Can we say goals?
So will this be it of the Carters or is this just the beginning of more albums together? Either way, Culture Piece is here for it!