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Solange Knowles – Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams

June 19, 2009

Label: Geffen
Rating: 2.5 Guns

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Written By: White Chicks On Rap

Solange makes it clear that she doesn’t want to be compared to her sister, Beyonce Knowles.

You might be able to pick up that vibe on the opening track “God Given Name.” You can’t mistake the lines “I’m not her and never will be…/Let my starlight shine on its own.”

Solange creates a Motown and 70’s funk/soul sound on “Hadley St. Dreams” with the help of producers Mark Ronson and producer legend Lamont Dozier, among others.

The album takes a very independent strong vibe such as on the track, “I Decided,” but also a personal vibe such as on the track , “Valentine’s Day,” which is about breaking up.

Solange’s voice is great, but at times doesn’t fit the song she’s trying to sing.

“Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams” is a good album. As Solange grows in this industry I think her talent will not be overshadowed by her sister’s fame.