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Solange Covers ‘T’ Mag, New Album Dropping Any Day Now?

SOLANGE FOR T MAGAZINE

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Fans can stop speculating and confidently rejoice in Solange returning to music. She is dropping a follow up to her A Seat At The Table this week.

As Vulture noted the singer is releasing a new album any day now as per her recent interview in New York Times’ T Magazine. According to the lengthy feature, the new project will “likely arrive into the world fully formed at some mysterious and unexpected moment”. Her description of the direction is just as complex. “There is a lot of jazz at the core. But with electronic and hip-hop drum and bass because I want it to bang and make your trunk rattle” she explains.

SOLANGE FOR T MAGAZINE

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The “Cranes In The Sky” singer also detailed how she is trying to take a step back from being the protagonist of her material. “I realize how much wider, figuratively and literally, my work could be if I took myself away as subject.” Her unique and very lengthy recording process is also revealed. “I like to be able to tell the story in 13 different ways, then I like to edit.” The Times reports that each song for A Seat At The Table were all 15 minutes or longer and then she trimmed them down.

Along with lightly touching on the yet to be named LP she also discussed her creative aspirations from as a child (“My dream was to go to Juilliard”) and shares how even with her popularity she still gets nervous about releasing her projects (“I have this fear living in my body about releasing work”).

Check out the cover on the flip. You can read the rest of the feature here.

Photo: Collier Schorr courtesy of T Magazine

XXXTentacion Collaborator Gives Update On Upcoming Posthumous Album

Some of XXXTentacion’s fans may have thought that his career ended with his untimely death, but a forthcoming posthumous album may prove it to be an apex of sorts.

One of XXXTentacion‘s frequent collaborators has given an update on the rapper’s upcoming posthumous album.

In an interview with Genius, executive producer of XXX’s second album ? John Cunningham said,

“We basically started making this next album right after ‘?’ came out. The songs and the ideas and the vision of it all was done or very close to being done.”

He added that all that’s left to finish the album was just “getting it mixed or mastered or a certain thing added. The whole idea, the concept, the songs, [all that] was done,” he said.

Earlier this year, it was reported that XXX had signed a $10 million album deal prior to his death with Empire Distribution. It was claimed that no new material from the rapper could be released “until at least October” because of a clause in his previous contract.

As well as his own posthumous album, the slain Florida favorite is expected to appear on Kanye West’s new album, Yandhi. He recently featured on Lil Wayne’s long-awaited Tha Carter V, while he also appeared on a joint single with Lil Peep, titled ‘Falling Down’.

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Schoolboy Q Grief-Stricken After Mac Miller’s Death, Postpones Album

Schoolboy Q seen performing at Coachella weekend 1 day 2

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SchoolBoy Q is having a hard time dealing with the death of his close friend Mac Miller, so much so, he’s postponing his forthcoming album. During a recent show in Chicago, the TDE rapper told the crowd that he’s not his “real self” right now, but he’s pushing through because that’s what Miller would want.

“I just don’t feel right putting out an album,” he said. “As y’all can tell, I’m not my real self right now…I shouldn’t even be here right now. But like I said, my ni**a Mac would not want me to be in the house sad. He would clown me for some weird sh*t.”

Q is also not in the mood to do interviews. “I’m just not ready to walk into the radio station and the first thing they ask me is, ‘So Mac Miller’…I’m not ready to deal with those questions. So, right now, I’m not ready to put out nothing.”

Watch him talk about struggling with the late rapper’s death in the clip above. 26-year-old Miller died from an apparent overdose in his Studio City, CA home earlier this month.

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