Marc Lamont Hill on why Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table’ is album of the year


Marc Lamont Hill stands as a leading voice in politics and education. However, the Morehouse College professor and author of Nobody is also a cultural critic.

Hill serves as the host of “VH1 Live!” which takes an engaging look at music, culture, sports, and politics. During a recent interview with rolling out, Hill shared his views on Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, and trap music. But he also took a moment to reveal why he believes Solange’s A Seat at the Table captured the essence of the Black experience and remains the best album released in 2016.

A Seat at the Table has been critically-acclaimed after debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

“It’s a black album. It’s beautiful. It’s well crafted. It’s well-produced. The interludes and storytelling conjured something. Beyoncé’s Lemonade did that in a way by visually telling a story of Blackness. But when I hear Solange, it’s the overall stories that she tells. She’s trying to make sense of her relationships, her hair, and her place in the world. All of it is a gumbo of an experience. Then there is ‘Cranes in the Sky’ which is all of that times 10. She’s articulating an experience that resonates with Black women and men. Solange has made the best album this year and I’ve heard some dope albums this year. She’s a great songwriter. This album is her best work,” Hill said.

Hill’s entire interview will appear in an upcoming edition of rolling out.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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