While celebrating her 30th birthday in June, she announced that she completed her latest album, and included the following heartfelt message.
For the latest installment of his Beats 1 radio show, Abstract Radio, A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip dedicated his two-hour program to the late, great Prodigy.
the singer said her new project was “meant to provoke healing & journey of self empowerment.” And she absolutely delivers.
Over the course of 21 tracks, Solange offers a project that feels both timely, necessary, and classic. U.,” and its preceding interlude–which features Master P explaining how he built his empire without the help of White benefactors–speaks of Black self-determination and love.
It’s equal parts Black Girl Magic, revolutionary lullaby, and a balm for the collective pain we’ve experienced over the past few years as we’ve had to fight to affirm Black Lives. “For us/this sh-t is for us,” Solange sings, shouting out Black folks around the globe, and judging by the response on Twitter, her words were heard loud and clear.
In songs like “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Where Do We Go” Solange echoes the frustrations of many Black folks who are tired of feeling like we’re under siege in our own homelands.