Solange Pays Tribute To Bessie Smith, Talks Progress On New Album & More

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Solange surprised the crowd at HBO’s Bessie 81 Theater Tour stop in Los Angeles on Thursday, with a surprise appearance.

Along with rockin’ the house with her performance, which included her new song, “Rise” – in honor or Baltimore and Ferguson – the “Losing You” songstress chatted about how she as an artist feels a sense of responsibility to respond to what is happening socially:

I think it’s a responsibility, it’s a duty, and it should only feel natural. Whether that is through your music, whether that’s through contributions, in any space that you can. I do think that that it’s kind of everyone’s responsibility as people.

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