It seems like not a weekend goes by where one of our favorite celebs doesn’t go on a Twitter rant. That’s what Twitter is made for, right? This time, the rant was by Solange Knowles, and she was going in on music blogs. It’s not clear what sparked the rant, but from what we gather, she’d like music critics to understand the respective genre that they’re responsible for critiquing. She wrote:
“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 shit. And that wasn’t a rant. It was an observation and a request. Speaking of #DeepBrandyAlbumCuts … Sooooooo good.”
From her Brandy references, I’m guessing someone gave Brandy’s latest album, “2/11,” some not-so-good reviews”. Brandy also retweeted Solange later on that day.
Are Solange’s opinion valid?