Solange Gets Lost While Looking For The 8th Street Kidz

Jul 23rd, 2008 // 8 Comments

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I guess this is supposed to show her transcending some sort of poverty, but really, to me it looks like Mathew Knowles decided at the last minute that he didn’t want his other daughter’s album cover to be too “gritty,” only he’d run out of money for the cover’s photography budget. Thankfully, Photoshop work is free if you can find the right intern to put it together!

On a similar note, have we talked about how good “I Decided” is?

Apparently, it’s too “subtle” for the Katy Perry world. Bahhh.

Artwork we like – ‘Sol-Angel and the Hadley Street Dreams’ [Popjustice]
Solange Knowles – I Decided [YouTube]

  1. Chris Molanphy

    That’s 8th Street Kidz – the “Z” is important for their Street cred, yo.

    Wow, that beat on “I Decided” – where Did Solange’s love go? (Don’t despair, BTW - the song made a bit of a turnaround on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart last week and might stage a comeback if Daddy Knowles has any say in it.)

  2. the rich girls are weeping

    Ok, I really, really loath this song. It’s just one long hook and doesn’t go anywhere, just in endless dizzying circles. It’s almost kind of sea-sick making that it’s just staccato, staccato, staccato for 3-odd minutes. Also, the video? Bleh.

  3. Nunya B

    It’s SO good, and who cares about subtlety when the Freemasons’ “Pt 2″ is a big gay slap in the face? I love both versions equally, but I love the idea of making a classy, restrained version and then tossing that in favor of a Freemasons remix even more.

  4. the rich girls are weeping

    Oh hey, remixes. I need to look into that, obvs. I’d forgotten that my first response to this song was, “Someone really, really needs to remix the fuck out of this.”

  5. bcapirigi

    Do you prefer the US or the UK version of the song? I’m more partial to the UK one myself.

    And the cover has some historic precedent, as far as the mysteriously ugly cover about poverty thing goes.

  6. Nunya B

    @bcapirigi: The UK radio/video version is the Freemasons’ “Pt 2″.

  7. Anonymous

    The song is ok but the video is really amazing. Every shot is a different fx shot. Not your typical R&B video.

  8. Anonymous

    Are we talking about the 8th Street Kidz as in Jesse Camp’s backing band?

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