late ’97 into early ’98.
3 pop divas, all different,
created musical magic based on their various experiences.
One was dealing with the freedom that came from leaving her ex-husband.
One was dealing with depression from an unfaithful husband. One was dealing with continuing her relevancy within a changing culture.
butterfly (september ’97). the velvet rope (october ’97). ray of light (february ’98). this is how the holy trinity was formed.
sidebar:i personally listen to the velvet rope first, butterfly, and end it with ray of light.
each album was raw, transparent,
by the end of the albums,
you felt a shift.
it is said these albums are their magnum opus. many gay malesfound solace and strength within their lyrics.
each of their albums has helped me overcome in some way. the ig foxhole has been poppin’ about this since i posted it first there. i wanted to circle back to 2016 tho…
damn i remember when she was pregnant with him in that “solider” video. solange’s son, daniel “julez” smith jr, is growing up.
the internet is being interestingonce again. i didn’t know he had gay rumors circulating around him, but it caught him off guard on a recent ig live…
solange is really turnin’ folks out one by one with this new album. everyoneis talking about it. when it’s your time…
well solange released videos for two of my favorite tracks from “a seat at the table”: