Solange Relaunches Black Planet
Solange Knowles arrives at the Lavazza Marquee on Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 1, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Solange Takes Over BlackPlanet To Tease New Project

Her page is a mix of playful MySpace codes and black excellence. 

Solange didn't have to save Black History Month, but she did anyway thanks to her takeover of BlackPlanet.

The singer has dropped hints about new music for some time but on Tuesday (Feb. 26), the singer shared her custom-made profile on BlackPlanet, the original social networking platform. "New world wiide web," she captioned a quick video of her BlackPlanet profile page.

The videos on the page are without sound, but they do give us a hint towards the looks she'll tackle this time around. There's also quotes that appear as lyrics throughout the page.

They include:

    • I made the pilgrimage back to the pagoda of third ward houston to answer this.
    • When your body is all you have you best take care.
      When your body is all you have you best take care.
    • For the bad weaves and two ways.
    • I swallowed the light....
    • Threw my earnings like offerings and prayed it went to something that made her feel good.
    • How much of ourselves do we leave at home and how much do we carry with us forever?
    • But I did not sit in the sun.
    • How much of ourselves do we leave at home and how much do we carry with us forever?

There's a lot to digest but clarity might be on the way as well. The Grammy winner included a newsletter sign-up page and a "Live" page that includes her upcoming sets at the Heartland Festival and Bonnaroo.

Despite natural assumption, BlackPlanet is still thriving. Launched in 2001 by Omar Warsow, the platform was intended to be the go-to destination for African Americans looking for jobs, love and everything in between. In 2008, it's parent company Community Connect (which also houses MiGente and AsianAvenue.com) was acquired by Radio One for $38M.

Solange hasn't said much about her new music, but she did share her latest mag cover– i-D magazine’s Homegrown Issue. Styled by Ib Kamara, the singer-songwriter rocks an all-black look (turtleneck by Coach 1941) on the cover and white hats by Marc Jacobs in other portraits.

Take a look at Solange's BlackPlanet profile here. 

 

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taking ovaa www.blackplanet.com/solange/ 🖤🖤 new world wiide web ⚫️ (link in daa)

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hey y’aallll 🖤🖤🖤 endless thanks to @i_d & the legends tim walker and ib kamara so much gratitude wow

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