Well if you didn’t know Solange was a Brandy fan, now you do. This weekend, Beyonce’s little sister had her fellow (wo)man’s back like no other when she sent out a slew of tweets defending Brandy’s latest album, “Two Eleven,” against poor reviews by what Solange sees as unqualified critics. From her messages, it’s clear she must have come across a critique that gave the LP a poor rating and that’s when she took to Twitter to do a little grading — or perhaps reading — of her own. Here’s what she said:
“Some of these music blogs could actually benefit from hiring people who REALLY understand the culture of R&B to write about R&B.
Some of these music blogs could actually benefit from hiring people who REALLY understand the culture of hip hop to write about hip hop.
Like you really should know about deep Brandy album cuts before you are giving a “grade” or a “score” to any R&B artist.
And ivy league credentials don’t give you any insight on “grading” a rappers body of work…when you’ve had no access to the REAL culture.
There are SO many gifted writers who truly understand. Who didn’t get hip to R&B & Hip-Hop via the crossover artist of their childhood.
Just hire them please ,so you can stop insulting peeps knowledge.
So you can stop acting like it just popped off last year for R&B. Like it just got interesting and experimental.
So you can stop praising every rapper who raps over a trap beat, but can’t form literate sentences & then you market it as some hip s**t.
And that wasn’t a rant. It was an observation and a request.
CC: every music blogger in the world.
When one follower responded to Solange’s “observation and request” saying, “Wonder if Solange could give us profound insight into REAL hip hop culture,” she replied:
“Nope,that’s why Im not a hip hop music journalist”
All in all, I’d say this was a rather rousing proclamation for people to stay in their lane — and perhaps a major push for folks to go get Brandy’s album if they’ve been sleeping on it. By the way, I wonder what the latest reviews on Solange’s EP “True” was. Bloggers beware.
What do you think about Solange’s Twitter request? Is she right?