We virtually stand together today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the the BET Awards.
As the show’s motto highlights: “our culture is too big to cancel” and its impact all over the world.
This week’s From The Vault comes courtesy of Beyonce and Jay-Z. It’s the Carters debut performance of hit single ‘Deja Vu’ in 2006.
Issued as the first offering from Bey’s sophomore solo effort ‘B’Day,’ it was produced by Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins.
The track peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also a hit overseas, topping the UK charts and reaching Top 20 status in numerous European countries.
Though Bey’s debut solo era and final Destiny Child run shortly after saw her pull out the big guns production-wise, she opted for a simpler approach for her premiere sophomore showing.
Indeed, backed by her newly-recruited all-female band The Mamas, Jay-Z, and her out-of-this world presence and charisma, the diva lit the stage on fire and injected new life into the already vibrant song.
When it comes to repping black excellence, it doesn’t get any better than The Carters, and that’s likely why over the years they have been honored in abundance by BET.
As well as Bey, we salute BET for championing the culture and bringing it to the forefront in such a resonating way for over 20 years with their globally renown ceremony. Here’s to many more!