Folks are having a HOUSE debate following the release of Beyonce & Drake’s house-inspired projects. Find out what folks are saying and share your two cents inside…
It’s the revival of 90s House Music. And with the way the world is going, we need it.
The masses are still in a frenzy after Beyonce returned with her comeback single “Break My Soul,” which serves as the first single from her forthcoming album, ACT 1 Renaissance, ahead of its July 29th premiere. The new song is a dance-heavy, disco-themed anthem perfect for Summer ’22.
releasing a motivational house song with the most influential queer artist in bounce music, during pride month, simultaneously nodding to her roots? beyoncé???? oh, i’m impressed pic.twitter.com/mAjcnJO8ck
— IG: 5hahem (@shaTIRED) June 21, 2022
Meanwhile, Drake released a House-inspired new album titled, Honestly, Nevermind, a few days before Bey’s big release. Several tracks on the album serve up 90s House music vibes, encouraging fans to let loose.
The issue isn’t that the album is house music the issue is that the album is not good… pic.twitter.com/NjJPtjK1Sd
— friendly black hottie (@devinistired) June 17, 2022
Some love it, some hate it. Drizzy fans have been coming to his defense to fight off the negative critiques about his album:
Y’all trashed drakes album but Beyoncé put out the same music and now y’all loving it huh?
— Willie Javier Sparks (@WillieSparks) June 21, 2022
Now, fans are debating about the REAL orgins of House Music.
So Beyoncé AND Drake are making House music now…. pic.twitter.com/zvLmSEgsoP
— Funk Butcher (@FunkButcher) June 21, 2022
“House music is BLACK music!,” a Twitter user wrote. “The music genre’s roots can be traced back to Black DJs/artists in Chicago, Baltimore, New York, NJ, and Detroit! Your white faves did NOT invent house music or influence a Black woman who clearly knows where house music originated from! Know this!”
House music then took over Europe and even when it did BLACK people in Europe were STILL holding it down abroad!
— (@MJFINESSELOVER) June 21, 2022
”House music then took over Europe and even when it did BLACK people in Europe were STILL holding it down abroad!,” she continued.
LOVING BLACK PEOPLE RECLAIMING HOUSE MUSIC RN
— MNEK (@MNEK) June 21, 2022
”LOVING BLACK PEOPLE RECLAIMING HOUSE MUSIC RN,” another user wrote.
Saw somewhere people didn’t know House music was black music…little secret….all music is black music.
— Kei FNF since birth (@keiopensdoors) June 18, 2022
”Saw somewhere people didn’t know House music was black music…little secret….all music is black music,” a music fan tweeted.
House music isn’t being “reclaimed”. Black people have been continuing to make house music. They didn’t stop when the 90s ended, lol
— . (@thespianhatesit) June 21, 2022
”House music isn’t being “reclaimed”. Black people have been continuing to make house music. They didn’t stop when the 90s ended, lol,” someone else wrote.
One person wrote, “But why would Beyoncé hit up South Africans for a DANCE/DISCO song? Maybe we should make sure about the origins of the genre before chatting?”
House originated from the US, Chicago to be exact. In fact Kwaito music was built from sampling and slowing down house tracks from the US. The template for what we know as Kwaito music production is actually inspired by Black Box’s Fantasy (sang by Martha Wash). https://t.co/iJmnrL6fNu
— Sisa (@TheTitanBaddie) June 21, 2022
Another user responded, “House originated from the US, Chicago to be exact. In fact Kwaito music was built from sampling and slowing down house tracks from the US. The template for what we know as Kwaito music production is actually inspired by Black Box’s Fantasy (sang by Martha Wash).”
Folks are schooling the masses about the origins of House Music on social media:
For those of you “Real Househeads” who claim that House doesn’t need step to dance to the music, tell that to Caleaf Sellers of Brooklyn, New York in the early 90’s.
He’s the founder of the House DANCE movement and steps in New York, while the House MUSIC was made in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/O6wYio2vrn
— mrbredydff (@mrbredydff) June 18, 2022
The last thing then I’m done. House music was used to help “the children” raise money for weekly funerals when AIDS began to snatch bodies from the dance floor. We turned to house music and to ballroom mothers and fathers when our families turned away from us.
— DJ Scholarship (@lynneedenise) June 21, 2022
house music is a very Black and queer genre of music, don’t come playing in it if you don’t care about the people or the sound beyond a quick pit stop on your cultures tour. you can always tell which artists genuinely care about Black genres of music.
— IG: 5hahem (@shaTIRED) June 21, 2022
And with this reemergence of dance/house music coming, y’all better be giving Chicago, Baltimore, NJ, and Detroit the acknowledgement they deserve
— Nino Simoan (@NMJMRedux) June 21, 2022
Check out more reactions to Bey & Drizzle’s house revival projects below:
— THE LOVE KING (@Raheem_DeVaughn) June 21, 2022
I want Beyoncé and Drake to battle it out on the floor giving me the 5 elements of Vogue
— Nando (Adept) (@fernandojrod) June 21, 2022
not drake had his ear to the wall when beyonce was in the studio
— tia witcher extraordinaire (@cursedhive) June 21, 2022
Why do you think Bey & Drake changed up their sounds?