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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Solange Potentially Dropped the Album of the Year...

First of all, congratulations to the Knowles sisters for being the first sisters to ever have Number 1 albums. Seriously. The first sisters to have solo number 1 albums. Much respect. But this album is a lyrical and spiritual RKO. It came out of nowhere. Let me explain why this album is simply stunning.

The second you press play, you're immediately encompassed by an album that shows you the growth of a young black woman. The intricacies associated with the pain and joy of a young black woman in modern day America are exemplified in this project over fantastic melodies that immediately give you the sense of a D'Angelo Voodoo vibe. But it's the content in the music that outweighs the entire project. The discussions of the black female struggle in 2016 discussing modern day Civil Rights movements alongside the well documented and heavily ignored plight of black Americans are given a new light in Solange's narrative. She does especially well since her voice is ameliorated by the jazz vibe throughout the entire album, while touching base with her personal plights as well as those with her family. It is an absolutely incredible project that somehow encompasses all of the tension, pain, pride, sorrow and temporary solace alongside the beautiful production of the legendary Raphael Saadiq. The melodies are almost meditative where you end up finding yourself lost in the words of a woman who rightly found her place in the world, cementing her spot at the table at the Knowles family reunion. Do not sleep on this album. It's an experience that Solange has shared with us that I am extremely thankful for. Remember to support your favorite artists...and this is one project you should support.

Download: Solange - A Seat at the Table (iTunes - Album)

Download: Solange - A Seat at the Table (Album)

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