In a recent interview for Interview Magazine, Solange partakes in a Q&A with her big sister Beyonce; in which Bey was the interviewer. This incredible moment between these powerhouse siblings features a discussion which covers growing up in Houston, family, music, artist, and empowerment.
The sisters talked over the phone while Solange was being driven from Philly to New York, because she could not get a flight directly to New York. During the interview, the 30 year-old songstress, reflected on her childhood in Houston and living in the same neighborhood that produced Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad. She admits that she equates her memories of growing up in Houston to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (a show that she loves). Solange goes on to explain that the women in Houston represented every kind of woman, in which women were pastor’s wives, lawyers, schoolteachers, even strippers; and these women were able to connect with each other and share an experience. They all wanted to become great and do better for themselves. Similar to the popular reality show which depicts the lives of women in Atlanta who are actresses, attorneys, entrepreneurs, media personalities, music moguls. models, morticians, and wives.
Bey asked Solange about the meaning of her song “Cranes In The Sky” and where did if come from. The song which was created eight years ago, came during a time when Solange spent a lot of time in Miami relaxing and recording music. She remembers that this was during a big real estate boom and there was a lot of developing going on everywhere . When she looked up all she could see was huge cranes and thinking about how much of an eyesore they were. After thinking about it Solange decided that these cranes were an analogy for her transition, “this idea of building up, up, up that was going on in our country at the time, all of this excessive building, and not really dealing with what was in front of us”.
There was also a conversation about their father and rap mogul Master P. Solange says that she remembers reading a lot of things about Master P and recognizing a lot of similarities between the two in what she read; Bey agreed. She goes on to say that two men represent empowerment and independence, and are the voices of people who never give in. They are investors in the black community and the overall empowerment of its people. Master P is also featured throughout the album along with the girl's parents Matthew and Tina Knowles
Beyonce and Solange both released albums last year; Beyonce released the infamous “Lemonade” at the beginning of the year. It was her sixth studio album and was accompanied with by a film. Towards the end of the year Solange released her game changer “A Seat At The Table”, which took her three years to make. Both albums earned number one spots on the charts.