"Mad," a song that features a Lil Wayne verse, has found its way onto the internet a few hours ahead of the rest of the album. While Solange uses angelic harmonies to ponder the dissonance between her society-sanctioned anger levels and her actual anger levels, Weezy unleashes a telling verse that alludes to an apparent suicide attempt.
Listen to "Mad" and check back tomorrow to hear the rest of A Seat at the Table. It's going to be great.
When I wear this fucking burden my back like a motherfuckin cap and gown
Then I walk up in the bank, pants sagging down
And I laugh at frowns, what they mad about
'Cause here come this motherfucker with this mass account
That didn’t wear a cap and gown
Are you mad cause the judge didn’t give me more time?
And when I attempted suicide, I didn’t die?
I remember how mad I was on that day
Man, you gotta let it go before it get up in the way