Beyonce Tributes Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton, Anita Baker, & Other Legends On Madonna-Assisted ‘Break My Soul (Queens Remix)’
Written by torresanz on August 6, 2022
It’s the Queenly collaboration sure to break the internet, that’s right… just a week after Beyonce released her long-awaited seventh studio album, ‘Renaissance’ (featuring the breakout hit ‘Break My Soul’), the diva – already set to make a historic debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 next week – is ensuring the spot is cemented by calling on Queen of Pop Madonna to assist on the official ‘Soul’ remix.
Having already decided to capitalize on the momentum of ‘Soul’ via the release of an EP full of remixes earlier this week, Bey has sent excitement for the cut into overdrive with the release of the Madonna-assisted version.
Lined with an interpolation of the latter’s legendary hit ‘Vogue,’ Bey flipped the original’s iconic rap (which served as an ode to the Golden Age of Hollywood) to toast the Black Queens of music history.
“Rosetta Tharpe, Santigold, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Betty Davis, Solange Knowles, Badu, (???), Kelly Rowl[and], Lauryn Hill, Roberta Flack, Toni, Janet, Tierra Whack, Missy, Diana, Grace Jones, Aretha, Anita, Grace Jones…”
Other names dropped include Erykah Badu,
Kelis, Sade, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Whitney Houston, Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child alum Michelle Williams, and Chloe & Halle Bailey.
What’s more, the sizzling remix sees Bey raise a glass to a number of legendary ballroom houses that brought the scene to the national stage including Labeija, Mizrahi, and more.
The unexpected drop is only upping the ante in anticipation for the official ‘Soul’ music video, which is said to be coming soon.