Solange Knowles has released a album, to my surprise. It is her first album since her 2012 release, True. I was not expecting this and I did not know how to feel.  This is my first experience, listening to a full Solange project.  I’ve heard a few songs from her when I was younger but this my first time really sitting down and digesting a full project.  Did Solange deliver with A Seat At The Table or does she need to go back to the drawing board?

I did not know what to expect and I was thoroughly surprised at what I got.  Throughout the album, I was blown away how much I enjoyed this project.  Solange’s vocals are angelic and lovely, her songwriting abilities are phenomenal.  I never wanted to skip a song, the songs engrosses you and demands your attention.  I never knew Solange could sing this well.  The songs flow well and each songs smoothly transition to one another.

The message is clear that this is a album about black empowerment and black love, a very important sentiment in times like this.  The importance of loving thy self and knowing your worth.   Master P  makes appearances on interludes  preaching about his journey to becoming one of the most influential figures in rap music and how he worked is very inspiring and uplifting, and the interlude breaking down white supremacy and how blackness looked down upon is really crucial.

The guest list was perfect, with the likes of The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Sampha, Lil Wayne and many more.  To my surprise Lil Wayne had a phenomenal verse.  I don’t remember the last time I heard a Wayne verse that didn’t make me cringe.  Everyone featured contributes and helps make this album flawless, none of the features feels forced or contrived. The production on this album was soothe and relaxing, the instrumentation is another perfect component to this project.  Overall I have been blown away by this album, the message, vocals, production, Instrumentation are all factors that come together to make perfect album with a powerful statement. I was looking for flaws throughout this whole project and I couldn’t find one.

Favorite Tracks: FUBU, Don’t Wish Me Well, Mad, Don’t Touch My Hair

Score: 5/5

This album completely took me away, I did not know what to expect and the experience I got floored me.  This is one of my favorite albums of this year.  What do you think of Seat At The Table? Let me know what you think.  Thank you for reading