The ‘Before I Let Go’ remix isn’t the only time Beyonce gives a nod to New Orleans music on her new album

NOLA Twitter went wild over DJ Jubilee’s get it ready being included on Queen Bey’s cover of Maze feat. Frankie Beverly’s classic ‘Before I Let Go.’ But that’s the only time in the live album she used the classic New Orleans bounce track.

by Mary Staes
April 19, 2019

Wednesday, when Beyonce’s new film “Homecoming” hit Netflix, it chronicled cultural moment years in the making.

NOLA Twitter went wild over DJ Jubilee’s “Get it Ready” being included on Queen Bey’s cover of Maze feat. Frankie Beverly’s classic “Before I Let Go.” But that’s the only time in the live album she used the classic New Orleans bounce track.

It’s also included in her live version of “Get Me Bodied.” At 3 minutes and 15 seconds into the song, you can hear DJ Jubilee again chanting “get it ready, get it ready ready.,” If you’re watching the film, this is the part where she brings out her sister (and now New Orleans resident), Solange to dance with her.

From the time Bey hits the stage, the horn-heavy “Welcome” sounds like something you’d hear a brass band playing at a second-line across the city.

Legend Master P is even heard on the album with his 1996 song “Bout It Bout It 2” weaving in and out of “I Been On,” where Les Twins dance during the live performance.

Do you hear any other influences on her new album from New Orleans? Reach out to us at [email protected]

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether...

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