By Robyn Collins
Master P, who contributed narration to the new Solange songs “The Glory is in You” and “The Chosen One” has spoken about his involvement in the making of A Seat at the Table.
Speaking about his role on tracks like “The Glory is in You” and “The Chosen Ones,” he explained that the audio came from a conversation he had with the artist in the studio. “There wasn’t a lot of people in the studio, it was an intimate setting with the engineer and we just talked about what’s going on, looking at issues and looking at what’s going on in the world and also our culture and our differences,” he told Complex. “I think the magic came because it’s from a man and a woman’s perspective in views and values.”
In the narrations, Master P draws parallels, connecting his own rise to self-made mogul-status—particularly his insistence on doing it independently—and the overarching themes of empowerment and agency. Both the artist and producer share Louisiana roots.
When asked how Solange described the album, he said, “She told me it’s gonna be soulful. There’s a lot of things going on [in the country], a lot of injustice, women not believing in their beauty and who they are. She told me that she was doing her, she was sticking by what she believes in. She wasn’t trying to make a record for everybody, she was trying to make a record for her fans and also make music that the world could relate to and for people to understand that we are kings and queens.”
The producer talked about what he likes about music and his favorite song today, “My favorite song right now? I’m spinning a lot of the Drake, I’m spinning a lot of the new Gucci Mane, Chance The Rapper… It’s so many great projects out right now. I’m a fan of the new generation of music because I feel like everybody got their verse and their time. Maybe people didn’t understand us in our time and we was able to make history and sell 75 million records but this generation, man, I feel like they’re creative, they’re finding ways to make money off of social media, so I’m a fan of a lot of what I’m hearing. You turn the radio on and there’s so many good songs. I don’t wanna just name one record that I’m a fan of… There’s a lot of great songs, especially I can’t forget Kendrick Lamar, man. I’m a big fan of Kendrick Lamar. And also Lil Wayne too. Lil Wayne is about to get a second life at music. All you gotta do is keep working hard.”