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Solange Talks Balancing Music And Motherhood: 'It's Not Easy'

Solange is the ultimate Jane of all trades: singer, dancer, DJ, and model. But perhaps her most proudest title of all is family woman.

In the latest issue of Brooklyn Magazine, the “Losing You” singer opens up about her decision to moving to East New York to help raise her 8-year-old son, Daniel “Julez” Smith, and how her family plays a pivotal role in her life.

Read some of the excerpts below.

Solange on her decision to move to New York:
“You know, my parents are here, my sister is here, my cousin is here, all my friends are here. We really wanted Julez to have the experience that we had growing up—being able to drop in on his aunt’s house and being able to hang out with Grandma and see our friends and have that experience of actually having a soccer game and having family show up.”

On her connection to New York City:
“I’m still a newcomer here, but I feel like because my family moved to New York when I was 17, that I have a longer and deeper connection. And I think about the times when I would come and visit them, and I would always spend a lot of time in Brooklyn. So it feels like an extension of me, living here, because I spent so much time here before.”

On how she manages being a single, working mom:
“Is definitely a balancing act, and it is not at all easy. I do the best I can, which involves a lot of saying no to things, actually, and a lot of really organized scheduling and a lot of help, to be honest. That was one of our major incentives to moving here. We were living in L.A. and I was writing and recording this album literally between the hours of 9am and 3pm every day because that was the time that Julez was in school. We were completely isolated, we didn’t have any family or long-term friends there, and we didn’t have that support system built in there that we have in New York.”

Photo Credit: Brooklyn Magazine

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