Solange – Almeda Ft. The-Dream, Playboi Carti (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)

Solange Piaget Knowles dropped her newest fourth studio album ‘When I Get Home’ on March 1, 2019 and there are some very impressive tracks on it. The ninth track on the album “Almeida,” specifically, is something special as she shout outs to her African American roots. The song also taps in The-Dream and Playboi Carti for vocals.

Solange drops some catchy bars based on the pride of ‘black’ culture on this Jazz/Pop mixed beat. The song is said to be a dedication to her hometown-Houston. All three artists have contributed in lyrics to the song, and the production has been assisted by Pharrell Williams.

In the lyrics to the song, Solange drops a list of traits that she is proud to have as an African American native. “brown skin, brown face, black braids, and the list goes on.” On top of traits, she also drops some worldly things that we love: “brown liquor, brown sugar, brown leather, black Benz,” and so on.

In the first verse of “Almeda,” Solange subtly addresses the rumour based off of her carryign a Florida Water bottle to the red carpet during MET Gala 2018. Media caught on this and mistook it to be Solange’s favourite drink. However, Florida Water is a colonge. But in these lyrics she claim that not even Florida Water, which is said to have spiritual and healing effects, can wash away her African American roots.

Solange also gives a shout out to “Blackberry Molasses” hit by Mista from 1996 which sings about pushing through hard times.

Listen to “Almeda” by Solange below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAyxEMo5JVE

You can grab the song on iTunes and Amazon.

Playboi Carti resorts to flaunting his riches and talking about how he became successful coming from nothing. The-Dream assists on the refrain of the song.

This song is a perfect dedication for Black empowerment and love. What do you think? Drop a comment below.

Find the complete lyrics to the song below.

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