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Just a few days ago, Solange dropped hints of possibly releasing new music with her takeover of BlackPlanet, and our prayers have been answered! At exactly midnight she graced us with 19 new tracks, better known together as, When I Get Home, and it’s everything we didn’t know we needed. Talk about bridging the gap between Black History Month and Women’s History Month. Leave it to the 32-year-old to be this type of trailblazer.

Prior to the drop, the actress gave a major shout out to the legendary Mike Jones‘ phone number — 281-330-8004 — by allowing fans to call to hear song snippets to get ready for what she had to offer. And of course, it made the anticipation that much higher.

The singer’s fifth studio album was written, performed, and executive produced solely by her, according to Pitchfork. It also includes contributions artists like Tyler the Creator, Gucci Mane, Pharrell Williams, Metro Boomin, The-Dream, and more. Let’s just say, the two-and-a-half years-long break was absolutely worth it. This discography was the perfect follow-up to 2016’s A Seat At The Table, and undoubtedly pays homage to the 32-year-old’s hometown of Houston, reports NPR. Even her mother, Tina Lawson can attest to the ode to the Texas city, and the level of effort her daughter put into this compilation of tunes: “I also hear H-Town all over it!! And when I get home to Houston I’m gonna “Exit on Scott “ street and get some chicken and red beans and rice from Frenchy’s That evening I’ll hit Nola’s on “Almeada” and get a shrimp Po Boy,” she said.

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“When I Get Home “ Album out now!!!!! (Download on all formats sounds best on Tidal) )❤️ Just listened to the album two times !! Still in a groovin state of mind . Love this record !!!!!’I hear influence from Marvin a couple of times ❤️❤️I also hear H-Town all over it !! And when I get home to Houston I’m gonna “Exit on Scott “ street and get some chicken and red beans and rice from Frenchy’s That evening i’ll hit Nola’s on “Almeada” and get a shrimp Po Boy . Ride by our old house on “Binz” reminisce and take the “Beltway”to Papadeauxs take a trip down memory lane on “S McGregor” where Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad ‘s daddy Dr. Allen lived and we jogged on the Bayou! “ When I Get Home” Congrats My Baby Girl ❤️. And as we say in H-Town you did dat gurl!❤️. #TexasProud #homeiswhertheheartisherheartisinhouston

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Listen to one of the melodies below:

See just how much the mother of one raised frenzy on social media with this collection of music, and deeply connected with listeners like no other:

Listen to all the magical goodness on Tidal, Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, and iTunes.

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