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Solange Reveals A Secret About New Album

Solange Knowles at the 13th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios in New York, NY on November 7, 2016. Credit: Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times.

Yesterday, Solange Knowles, 30, spoke with Questlove on his Pandora radio show Questlove Supreme where she revealed why she included Master P on her most recent album A Seat at the Table. “I think Master P is incredibly regal, and there was a thread of regality I wanted to connect to the album and the visuals,” she told the Questlove Supreme hosts. “I really wanted to present black people as, you know, [the] regal, stately beings that we are. I think that regality that can be expressed in so many different ways.”

Getty Images | Josh Brasted
Getty Images | Josh Brasted

Solange not only admired Master P but she sort of had a deeper connection with the rapper. Growing up her father looked up to him for creating an outlet for independent artists. “I also remember my father really looking up to Master P, because he was a black man who entered this music industry and this landscape completely independent, and he held onto his independence, and that was important for my father who was someone who was transitioning as someone who was a music executive and learning the business,” she said. “He had a great deal of respect for Master P and I would hear about that. I see a lot of similarities between my father and him, the empowerment of being a self-made black man and navigating through that.”

Getty Images | Josh Brasted
Getty Images | Josh Brasted

You can buy A Seat at the Table on her website at http://www.solangemusic.com/

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