The viral video sent Twitter in a whirlwind as the student sang one of the most cherished songs at every Black cookout —“Before I Let Go.”
A Black graduate has gone viral after a video of him leading a group of students singing a Frankie Beverly and Maze classic, “Before I Let Go,” rocked the internet.
The choir, draped in yellow and blue graduation gowns, sang and danced alongside the student who belted out the classic. Shortly after the video was posted, people on social media applauded the student for his passionate rendition of the track.
But of course, Black Twitter couldn’t help but create some hilarious reactions to watching the video.
“Before I Let Go” is from Frankie Beverly and Maze’s 1981 album, Live In New Orleans. Other hits by the R&B/soul band include “Joy And Pain,” “We Are One” and “While I’m Alone.”
Choosing the right college is a huge decision. So it's important to have all of the facts. Fortunately Money and Essence have joined up to compile the best 50 colleges for African Americans based on graduation rates, affordability Early career earnings and representation at each school on the list, African Americans make up at least 5% of the student body. The University of Maryland College Park took the tenth spot, followed by the nation's largest historically black college or university, North Carolina A & T State University. Yale ranks eighth, particularly for students looking to pursue the arts and following the footsteps of Angela Bassett and Lupita Nyongo. Slightly higher on the list are the University of Pennsylvania and two more HBCUs, Spelman College and Florida A&M University. Fourth on the list is Cornell where Alpha Phi Alpha, the first black intercollegiate fraternity, was formed. With black undergrads comprising 10% of the student body, Duke University came in third with Harvard University ranking second. Princeton topped the list, boasting a graduation rate of 93% for black students and alumni like First Lady Michele Obama. Princeton has created a committee to address concerns from the student Black Justice League about making the campus more welcoming for African American students.