10.02.2009

Lurking in the shadows...it's a bird...it's a plane...nope, it's just Solange!



As an honorable mention to my ode to Bey, I thought it only right to give a little shine to the other Knowles girl. You know, what's her name. Oh yeah...Solange...aka Solo Star *snickers*. I happen to like Solange and her music. She's got chutzpah! Bey once said in an interview that she wishes she were more like her little sister...says Solange is feisty...tells it like it is and is not afraid to be 100% herself! My friend Tolu argues that Solange is artistically more creative than Bey...I tend not to agree but can respect her argument. Bey is an entertainer in every sense of the word. Solange ain't got enough stamps in her passport to be compared to Bey just yet --probably not ever. I would liken Bey to a Hollywood summer blockbuster, while Solange is like a good indy flick that has a small, but loyal fan base. So depending on whether you are a main stream music lover or an underground feign...you might tend to prefer one over the other. I don't dare compare the two. They are mutually exclusive in my book. But, I would like to take a minute to address this misconception that Solange is "not cute". Admittedly, I am probably a little biased here since they say we favor. Solange is too purdy! She just doesn't look like Bey. Beyonce is a miniature Tina. Solange may or may not look more like Matthew...what's it to ya!? I think she is a very cute girl. And I do like that she gets a little high class gangsta on folks too.  Remember when she got hood...you know HOOD...on that reporter bc she though she was going to ask her about Jay? That was awesome. Trot over to You Tube if you missed it. Very boughetto at all times. Another thing we obviously have in common. The thing I liked the most is how when the reporter cleared up lil Bey's misunderstanding of what happened, Solange responded with a nonchalant, dry "oh ok". Hehhehe. Oh...also worth mentioning...I happen to know a real life (recovering) Solange Stan. Can you believe that!? Won't mention any names...JENNIFER...but yes, Solo has stans too. Mom and Dad should be so proud. My one gripe is sometimes Solange gets a little too Lady GaGa with her 'fits. But at least she's skinny and has a swagger (worked SWAGGER in just for you Jen, I know how much you love the word) with those little outifts of her. Solange...I salute you. You are eternally in your sister's shadow...yet you STILL have managed to get your shine on! Gon' girl....





5 comments:

LaconicIcon said...

Le sigh. I saw her on Oprah the other day. I really like the short hair on her. She's allegedly dating one of my favorite up and coming rappers, Wale. I missed my shot, so she had to move on. I understand.
*resists urge to go view her Twitter*

Mocitypretty said...

Who is Wale? I heard she was last seen canoodling with Kid Cudi. Her short hair is ok. She has managed to pull it off. The part reminds me of my daddy's olf photos from Tuskegee though. LOL. I like her long luxurious curls better.

LaconicIcon said...

LMAO....the part is what sets it off. Very Ron Johnsonesque if I do say so myself. Wale: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wale_(rapper)

Tolu said...

Thanks for the shot out!!!! I still think Solange is more creative. Beyonce is still great though!!! Can't take that away from her. Honestly, you really can't compare the two. Beyonce is more of an "entertainer" while Solange is an "artist". I enjoy music as an art form...so I prefer Solange. I think she is really underated. Oh yeah, I'm digging that cat Wale. You better ask somebody about us NIGERIANS.

Mocitypretty said...

Tolu, you may be on to something with the artist v. entertainer comparison. Bey is 100% awesome that's what I do know. Heheh. Solo is only about 42% awesome at best - LOL...I still don't know who Wale is...but I bet his is tougher than Nigerian hair!

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