"The most disrespected person in America is the black woman," Malcolm X says in a sample used on Beyoncé's Lemonade. "The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman." He was talking about society in general, but the same is true of popular art, specifically rock. The female artists who helped build rock are often forgotten, but the re-imagination of what rock can be and who can sing it by Beyoncé and her superstar peers is giving the genre a second life – and may be what can save it.
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