"You always interpret the masculine – the classic masculine dressing with the feminine and the drama.”
André Leon Tally interviewing Janelle Monáe at the 2014 Met Gala (x)
Ms Monáe I love thee.
"Somewhere along the way, R&B got lost—gatekeepers have recycled sounds and not kept up, musicianship has declined,“ she says. ”I really did want to make one of the greatest R&B albums of this year, but I want to innovate as well."
Electric Lady right here people.
Paolo Nutini feat. Janelle Monáe - Fashion
There’s more to life than sex appeal but sometimes it takes an angel to remember.
Shit this song is awesome. Janelle’s rap is freaking beautiful.
Paolo Nutini’s new album has a song with Janelle featured. Yes yes yes yes yes!
Janelle Monáe sings Rock Steady with Kimbra.
Janelle Monae - What is Love (Jordan Postrel Remix)
Things are about to get techy.
Gone and added this to me running playlist. Weird and not a shade on original but it’s an alright remix.
'What good is love, if it's not your love?'
The one and only Janelle Monae. Photos by Kwaku Alston.
Janelle Monae … simply beautiful
The post-millennial resurgence in Afrofuturism has been one of the more fascinating and welcome developments of the last decade or so. This trend been written about a fair amount in relation to music — the most prominent example is Janelle Monáe and her ArchAndroid mythos, but there’s also the hyperspace hip hop of Flying Lotus and Deltron 3030 and the more esoteric work of acts like Ras G and the Afrikan Space Program, whose most recent album, Back On the Planet, was one of the under-appreciated joys of last year. And once you start digging, there’s a wealth of writing that addresses the future from the perspective of people of color, from the reasonably well-known to the fascinatingly obscure.
The problem, of course, is that none of this stuff is getting made into the sort of big-budget Hollywood extravaganzas that the layman calls to mind when he thinks of sci-fi.