Thursday, August 22, 2013

Janelle Monae and Miguel Collaborate on New Single - Primetime

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Janelle Monae and Miguel have a collabo titled "Primetime", that will be featured on Janelle’s upcoming album, The Electric Lady. Monae is known more for her electric pop but in this duet she and Miguel slow it way down with sultry voices and lyrics. Check out the audio below...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Janelle Monae Covers Essence - Why She Wears Black and White

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I heard about Janelle Monae when Archandroid came out, and then I found she had a previous album which I actually preferred. I also like her look and her videos and it was pleasant to find she is on the cover of Essence for May. [See Kerry Washington on March cover]

When asked about why she wears mostly black and white, she replied;

"It's a dedication to uniformity and I'm a minimalist by heart, but a lot of it had to do with me wanting to have a uniform like the working class, like my mom and my grandmother. My grandmother had 16 sisters and brothers and they all had to share one pair of shoes. And so that's the family that I come from -- I don't ever want to be detached from that. I use it as motivation for my music and to just keep me centered, grounded and to stay on message."