Beyoncé is the best. She bodies choreography, empowers women to shine outside of the shadows, unabashedly champions blackness, and yes—she has the range. Aside from perfectly executing everything from a jaw dropping Grammy performance while pregnant with twins to a competitive game of Connect Four, the almighty goddess is also great at rapping.
With a strong legacy of belting powerful notes, Beyoncé's also blessed a few tracks with impressive bars and absorbing flows throughout her career. They aren't just limited to singles, features, and album releases—remember when she played Carmen Brown in Carmen: A Hip-Hopera and went bar-for-bar with Mos Def in "If Looks Could Kill?"
Check out a brief history of how Beyoncé went from being a speedy R&B innovator to a bonafide MC.