Janelle Monáe



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30. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady


mia-matangi-cover-400x40029. M.I.AMatangi


John_Newman_Tribute.jpg 28. JOHN NEWMANTribute


hurts-exile27. HURTSExile


Charli_XCX_-_True_Romance26. CHARLI XCX True Romance


goldfields_blacksun25. GOLD FIELDSBLACK SUN

chvrches24. CHVRCHESThe Bones Of What You Believe


alpine-a-is-for-alpine23. ALPINE A Is For Alpine


Little_Boots_Nocturnes22. LITTLE BOOTSNocturnes


cloudz21. MAJICAL CLOUDZImpersonator


james-blake-overgrown20. JAMES BLAKEOvergrown


dm19. DEPECHE MODEDelta Machine


ms-mr-secondhand-rapture-400x40018. MS MRSecondhand Rapture


Disclosure_Settle17. DISCLOSURESettle


Frankmusic_between16. FRANKMUSIKBetween 


Rudimental_Home15. RUDIMENTALHOME


the-197514. THE 1975The 1975


alunageorge-bodymusic13. ALUNAGEORGE Body Music


Kanye-yeezus12. KANYE WESTYeezus


glasser-interiors11. GLASSERInteriors


Bastille-bad-blood10. BASTILLE Bad Blood


The_Weeknd_Kiss_Land9. THE WEEKNDKiss Land


arctic-monkeys-am-cover8. ARTIC MONKEYSAM


haim-days-are-gone-400x4007. HAIM Days Are Gone


St-lucia-when-the-night6. ST. LUCIAWhen The Night


SkyFerreira-NightTime5. SKY FERREIRANight Time, My Time


london-grammar-if-you-wait4. LONDON GRAMMARIf You Wait


lorde-pure-heroine-4103. LORDEPure Heroine


MayaJaneColes_comfort2. MAYA JANE COLESComfort


VV-Brown-Samson-Delilah1. VV BROWN Samson & Delilah

Janelle Monáe – Q.U.E.E.N. Featuring Erykah Badu


Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu join forces to deliver Q.U.E.E.N. the first single from Monáe’s upcoming studio album, “The Electric Lady.

The petite funky diva announced the collaboration a few weeks back on her website via this clever teaser.


 Well, Q.U.E.E.N has finally arrived and is fantastic! The empowering anthem is a funky fusion of old-school R&B, Jazz with a touch of a Big Band flare. The funky divas sing and rhyme back-and-forth about intolerance, religion, cattiness and the right to be a freak. “THE BOOTY DON’T LIE”

“This song is inspired by private conversations she and I have had and continue to have,” Monae told Billboard backstage at Coachella earlier this month. “She’s a great friend to me; she’s like a big sister and it’s a song about private dialogue that she and I have had.”

 Q.U.E.E.N is available now via iTunes!

Janelle Monáe (iTunes) (Facebook)

Janelle Monáe – “Tightrope” [Oliver Nelson Remix]


Janelle Monáe’s funkadelic (with extra pulp) R&B tune, “Tightrope” from the highly praised, The ArchAndroid gets a groovy and equally funky electronic remix by Sweden’s Oliver Nelson.

When we play this remix we feel just like Janelle Monáe says on the track: “We gettin funky on the scene, Yeah you know about it, Like a star on the screen-ahhh—-Now put some voodoo on it”

Loving this remix. Take a listen!

Janelle Monáe (iTunes)

Big Boi – Featuring Janelle Monáe

Check out the latest video for “Be Still” from Big Boi (OutKast) featuring the beautiful and talented Janelle Monáe. I really like this song. It has a great groove, great lyrics and positive message. The video has a comic-book visual style that I really dig a lot, and it could have been stellar if it wasn’t ruined by the typical hoochies in the video. Thankfully, Janelle is also featured in the video and she adds a much needed soul and grace to the picture.