Harlem Legend Dr. Barbara Ann Teer And National Black Theatre Founder Featured On Beyoncé’s New Album (Video)

National Black Theater, newsletter reads, that Beyoncé’s highly anticipated seventh studio album, Renaissance Act I, is out now and Harlem‘s Dr. Barbara Ann Teer can be heard.

That’s right, she can be heard at the end of the third track, “Alien Superstar”!

NBT is elated that Queen Bey has adorned her latest project with the words and voice of our beloved founder, globally amplifying Dr. Teer’s message of our collective magic. 

We dress a certain way.
We walk a certain way. 
We talk a certain way. 
We paint a certain way. 
We make love a certain way. 
All these things we do
in a different, unique, specific way 
that is personally ours.

– Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, Founder, National Black Theatre in Harlem


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The BeyHive is buzzing about “Alien Superstar”! The HITC reported that “Beyoncé samples Barbara Ann Teer’s speech on Alien Superstar and fans are obsessed.”

Essence said that “The Samples That Shaped Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE.” Billboard reported “Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance’ Songwriter Credits.”

Our friends at France 24 said “Beyonce sounds an urgent call to dance on new album ‘Renaissance.'”

Newsweek reported, “Beyoncé ‘Renaissance’ Sample Guide: All The Songs Featured on the New Album.”

NME said that “Beyoncé – ‘Renaissance’ review: a celebration of love and Black joy.”

Watch The Beyoncé, “Alien Superstar:”

Love the sample? Experience the Original!



Beyonce’s “Alien Superstar” features just a snippet of a full speech by Dr. Barbara ATeer!

Listen to Dr. Teer’s full speech from the 1973 Smithsonian Folkways album, Black Drama.

You are invited to be further inspired and further enlightened:

Beyoncé’s highly anticipated seventh studio album, Renaissance Act I, is out now!

Shop Now with Beyonce and Shop Now with the National Black Theatre!

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