Janelle Monáe has blessed us with two new music videos “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane” and I don’t know about you, but they’ve been on repeat at my house. Both songs are Black feminist anthems that explore gender, sexuality, and race. Watching these videos is an escape away from daily stress – they remind me […]
Yes, I know I already posted about Janelle Monae this week. But look, just look. How can I not post about her again when she’s wearing a suit and looking like she looks? No one right now wears a suit better than Janelle. She gives Marlene Dietrich a run for her tuxedo. Show More Summary
Janelle Monáe “Make Me Feel” In some ways it feels unfair and dismissive to say that a song like this or a lot of the better Bruno Mars songs of the recent past, are “retro.” I think it might be more accurate to say that this sort of funky pop – openly indebted to Prince, […]
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Doreen St. Félix writes about Janelle Monáe’s new concept album, “Dirty Computer,” and the singer’s body of work and futurist aesthetic.
Including clips by Drake, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick, Japanese Breakfast, and more.
Brunch club members included Lupita Nyong’o, Rosario Dawson, and Tessa Thompson.
“We come in peace, but we mean business,” singer, actress and activist Janelle Monáe repeated Friday afternoon at an intimate brunch in West Hollywood. They were the same words she shared at the 2018 Grammys earlier this year. “We’re here,” she continued. “We’re not divided. And we’re stronger...
The mysterious world of Pretty Little Liars will live on in the spin-off The Perfectionists, which will center around a different group of friends made up of Alison (Sasha Pieterse), Mona (Janel Parrish), newcomer Ava (Sofia Carson)Show More Summary
Any day when Janelle Monáe announces a new album is a good day. Any day when she promotes that album by releasing not one, but two videos – one a sultry Prince-inspired love song, one a defiant black power anthem – is even better: And yes, that first video is the one that taught me […]
Janelle Monae and Issa Rae keep it bright on the red carpet while attending the premiere of Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time held at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday (February 26) in Los Angeles. The 32-year-old singer-actress and the 33-year-old Insecure star were joined at the event by Black Panther‘s Winston Duke and director [...]
An Afro-Futurist pop star? A political activist? An android from the year 2719? Ever since Janelle Monáe Robinson first travelled back in time and introduced us to her “Wondaland” in 2007, the self-proclaimed “High Funkstress” has cast a spell over the industry, challenging critics to define her unique brand of black girl magic. On her […]
Prince and Janelle Monáe have a long history of mutual admiration, dating at least as far back as 2010 when Monáe performed at the BET Awards when the Purple One was given a lifetime achievement award. In the following years, Prince also remixed Monáe's track "Q.U.E.E.N." and appeared as a featured guest on her last…
Janelle Monae's revealed that Prince was a major contributor to her new project before his untimely death. Continue reading…
Monaé revealed that the iconic musician had a hand in the record before his passing.
“I really miss him, you know, it’s hard for me to talk about him… His spirit will never leave me”
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Bad Boy Records Janelle Monáe, noted android and multi-hyphenate, has gifted planet earth with a superior bisexual bop. Monáe has always been a next level artist—like Prince, her mentor, she’s more or less on another plane. In the music...Show More Summary
Heaters by Janelle Monáe, Hot Snakes, and MC Paul Barman. by Dave Segal Janelle Monáe bounces back with a Princely, minimalist-funk classic. Bad Boy/WEA Janelle Monáe, “Make Me Feel” (Bad Boy/WEA) The clipped rhythms, the pent-up sexual...Show More Summary