CNN  — 

The fact that Beyoncé reigns is not up for debate.

But she has outdone herself in her latest love letter to Blackness, at a time when that celebration is not only necessary but demanded.

The singer’s visual album “Black Is King,” which dropped Friday on Disney +, is everything her devout fan base, known as “The Beyhive,” wanted and more.

And while her last solo visual album, 2016’s “Lemonade,” cast its gaze on the Black experience in America, Beyoncé ventures to the motherland in her latest project and makes an even bigger statement about identity and history.

Filmed as a companion to her 2019 “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack, “Black Is King” comes amid an increased cultural focus on the Black experience and the treatment of people of the A