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Professor Salamishah Tillet talks Lemonade with PBS NewsHour

May 26, 2016

 

Professor Tillet was asked to speak about the significance of Beyonce's visual album Lemonade on PBS NewsHour. The full segment can be heard here

"I think it’s akin to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” premiere on MTV in 1983, and, of course — and this may be controversial, but to — it’s comparable to Dylan going electric at the Newport Folk Festival in ’65, meaning that you have an artist who’s at their peak who is conjuring and converging with the sound technologies and the political demands of the moment."