Continuing our look at some of 2013′s most notable R&B/soul releases, next up is the new LP from Dungeon Family songstress, Janelle Monae, which sits among the best of the year. Like recent releases from The Foreign Exchange and John Legend beside it, Monae’s sophomore effort, Electric Lady, carves its own path, rather than subscribing [cont.]
Janelle performs two new cuts, “Dance Apocalyptic” and the title track from her new album, Electric Lady, on SNL, as broadcast last night.
In stores now.
It’s almost a Dungeon Family reunion, in a way. Goodie Mob Age Against The Machine review coming tonight, by the way.
Janelle Monae sits in with 97.9 The Beat’s Jesse Salazar about her new album, and the concept behind the “Electric Lady”. Your browser does not support iframes.
From Age Against The Machine, due August 27th.
From Age Against The Machine, out August 27, 2013.
From the forthcoming album, The Electric Lady, due September 10th. Directed by Wendy Morgan. This Emotion Picture is an excerpt from a larger short film named The Dance Apocalyptic, which is set in an alternate version of present-day America. In this alternate universe, citizens wear Heart-Hats— birdcages on their heads, complete with colorful chirping birds. [cont.]
Second single from The Electric Lady, coming soon.
From Age Against The Machine, coming August 27, 2013.
Janelle Monae is back…. and with Erykah in tow? The single will be released on iTunes tonight at midnight (4/23).
The festival will happen September 1 and 2 at the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy in Philly, and will feature Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Miike Snow, Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Odd Future, D’Angelo, Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill, Passion Pit, Santigold, Dirty Projectors, X, Janelle Monae, Prince Royce, Rita Ora Savoy, The Knocks, and more. Jokes: What, no [cont.]
Late edition from the Sir Luscious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty LP.
Eminem accepts the award for Best Rap Album for Recovery, competing against The Roots How I Got Over, B.o.B. The Adventures Of Bobby Ray, Jay-Z The Blueprint 3, and Drake Thank Me Later. Eminem celebrates Recovery, while Dr. Dre prepares for Detox with this medley performance featuring Rihanna and Skylar Grey of both “Love The [cont.]
Atlantic assembled it’s dream team of artists to start a round table discussion on how to “change the game”, so to speak. This video dropped early last month, but we slept.
Janelle Monae performs her infectious hit single on Dancing With The Stars, showing up just about every “star” on the show.
Janelle Monae dons the tux for the So You Think You Dance audience.
Janelle Monae delivers another video from her incredible Arch-Android LP, which you should definitely pick up.
Outkast Idlewild Flask (2005) With Big Boi’s album hitting this week, we decided to take a look back at this 2005 promo item from the Outkast film / soundtrack Idlewild, which also introduced the world to Janelle Monae. The 6oz stainless steel Idlewild flask came in a classy gift-box, and was given out to cast [cont.]
Still sleeping on Janelle Monae? Old girl performs her entire Archandroid album for a live stream on NYC’s KCRW radio. This should convince you…. Check it out here.
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