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Solange’s New Album, 'A Seat At The Table,' Is "a Project On Identity, Empowerment, Independence, Grief and Healing"

Solange Knowles has shared that 'A Seat At The Table,' her follow-up to 2012’s True EP, will arrive digitally very soon.

Solange Knowles’ third studio album is coming sooner than you think.


The singer has shared that A Seat At The Table, her follow-up to 2012’s True EP, will arrive digitally this Friday September 30.

In a press release, Solange described her new album as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.”

A Seat At The Table will feature collaborations with Lil Wayne, Sampha, Devonte Hynes (Blood Orange), Tweet, Moses Sumney, Q-Tip, The Dream, Kelly Rowland, Kelela and more. See the complete track list below.

Solange announced the project alongside a digital book of lyrics and photos which you can check out at her site.

If you remember, back in 2012, Solange flew to South Africa to shoot her “Losing You” video in Cape Town.

We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for this one.

Tracklist

01 “Rise”

02 “Weary” (“additional vocals blessed by” Tweet)

03 “Interlude: The Glory Is In You”

04 “Cranes In The Sky”

05 “Interlude: Dad Was Mad”

06 “Mad” (Feat. Lil Wayne) (“additional vocals blessed by” Moses Sumney, Tweet)

07 “Don’t You Wait”

08 “Interlude: Tina Taught Me”

09 “Don’t Touch My Hair” (Feat. Sampha)

10 “Interlude: This Moment” (“additional vocals blessed by” Devonte Hynes, Lu)

11 “Where Do We Go” (“additional vocals blessed by” Sean Nicholas Savage)

12 “Interlude: For Us By Us”

13 “F.U.B.U.” (Feat. The Dream & BJ The Chicago Kid) (“additional vocals blessed by” Tweet)

14 “Borderline (An Ode To Self Care)” (Feat. Q-Tip)

15 “Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can’t Have It” (Feat. Kelly Rowland, Nia Andrews)

16 “Junie”

17 “Interlude: No Limits”

18 “Don’t Wish Me Well”

19 “Interlude: Pedestals”

20 “Scales” (Feat. Kelela)

21 “Closing: The Chosen Ones”

"SA Rappers Out Here Killing Y'all," M.I Abaga On Nigerian Rappers

M.I has fueled a debate about the state Nigerian hip-hop with his latest song, "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life."

Nigerian star M.I Abaga is back with a punch and taking aim at all of his fellow Nigerian rappers.

The track—which sees M.I. drop lines like "none of you rappers is real enough... that's why these fans are not feeling ya'll," "SA rappers out here killing ya,ll," and "rappers are singing now just to get popular, yuck"—has sparked a debate across social media on the current state of Nigerian hip-hop.

There's been some calling out M.I for not supporting young Nigerian rappers like big rappers do in South Africa. These years have seen the likes of Cassper Nyovest and other big SA stars supporting younger talent.

Others, however, have taken up the challenge and started responding to M.I's track over the "Fix Up Your Life" instrumental. M.I's been retweeting the responses and, in a way, the track's been getting a lot of the young rappers M.I calls out some more attention.

M.I and his label Chocolate City have also been in the news lately over suing Nas for not delivering a good verse.

What do you think? Is Nigerian hip-hop in decline?

See some choice tweets below.

Video: Looking at the Roots of IsiPantsula Culture Through Some of Its Leading Voices

This new video shows us why South African Pantsula is much more than just a dance move.

Pantsula is more than just a dance, it's a cultural movement and it's being revived through enthusiastic South African youth.

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In Photos: Migos' Culture Tour in Johannesburg

ATL trio Migos' Culture Tour had two South African stops–in Durban on Friday and Johannesburg on Saturday.

We attended the Joburg leg of the tour, and the group didn't disappoint, although the event itself was unacceptably disorganized. South African rappers Riky Rick and Nasty C gave great performances, especially the latter.

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