'Screwed': Janelle Monae & Zoe Kravitz Turn Post-Election Depression Into a Sunny Pop Anthem

Remember the grim, gray morning of November 9, 2016? (Why the fuck would you ever want to?) Janelle Monae - sometimes known as futuristic electro-robo diva Cindi Mayweather - certainly does, and she wrote a summery bop of all bops dedicated to feeling genuinely screwed ever since that moment.…


"Yoga (feat. Jidenna)": Janelle Monáe Makes Meditative Stretching Real Sexy

Janelle Monáe, super funky, super talented human-cyborg, has been put on this planet to shake up the music scene and challenge the established rules of genre, gender and just about everything in between. She's a line-blurrer, risk-taker and, as far as I'm concerned, she can do no wrong, really.…


Janelle Monae Serves Face, Gets Funky in "Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu)" (Video Premiere)

In the words of Funky Dineva: Yes, GAWD. We didn't really need to hear "Q.U.E.E.N.", Janelle Monáe's first single since 2010—a collaboration with Erykah Badu, to know that it was going to be several shades of fierce freshness. And we didn't need to see the video for "Q.U.E.E.N." to know that…


Introduucing...Emeli Sandé!

Genre: Neo-soul, R&B Sounds Like: Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu Emeli Sandé is a 23-year-old Scotland-born singer and songwriter. Equipped with a solid, soulful voice recalling both legends and contemporaries alike--from Lauryn Hill to Janelle Monae to Solange Knowles (who she's already…


November 11: Robyn, Natalia Kills and Maluca Dominate at Terminal 5 in NYC (Concert Review)

Photo taken by Markofthehorse. On Wednesday night, Natalia Kills, Maluca and Robyn took to the stage at Terminal 5 in New York City. This is what transpired.


Introduucing...Andrea Lewis!

Meet Andrea Lewis. Perhaps you've seen her around: The actress-turned-singer is best known for her role as Hazel Aden in five seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation, as well as a role in Nickelodeon's first ever musical, Spectacular! Now, feel free to add "One to Watch" to her repertoire. On…


Janelle Monae: Cold War (Video Premiere)

I almost missed this one during the chaos that was my mini-vacation over the weekend. I'm glad I didn't. Click above to watch the official video for Janelle Monae's "Cold War," one of my favorite tracks off of the singer's incredible debut record, The ArchAndroid. The video requires very little…


MuuMuse for Attitude Magazine: A Review of Janelle Monae's Debut Album, Metropolis

RING THE ALARM. My very first magazine review was just published! Check out the latest issue of Attitude Magazine on stands now to see my review of Janelle Monáe's debut album, Metropolis. Yes, the issue with Kylie Minogue on the cover. Dying! Many thanks to Kat B. for the scan.


The ArchAndroid Arrives: Janelle Monae's Album Launch Party in Miami on May 13

Last Thursday, Janelle Monae held a special album launch party at the Delano Hotel in Miami on May 13 to celebrate the release of her incredible debut LP, The ArchAndroid. Since I'm of the Northeastern persuasion, I wasn't able to attend. However, one of my good friends and loyal Muusers, Jonny…


Now Streaming: Janelle Monae's Debut Album, The ArchAndroid

STOP WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING. Janelle Monae's full-length debut, The ArchAndroid, has officially been released today. You can stream the entire album at her MySpace right now. Or, if you'd prefer to support extraordinary talent financially, click here to preview and purchase the album from iTunes.


Outta This World: The Cover for Janelle Monae's Upcoming Album, The ArchAndroid

Behold: One of the greater--if not the best--album covers of 2010 thus far. And now, a nerdy-yet-awesome description of the crown featured in the artwork above: The ArchAndroid Crown: Designed by Zoman Ignatius, the half-elf, half-human mystic, reportedly 500 years ago. According to legend, the…


Janelle Monae: Tightrope (ft. Big Boi) (Video Premiere)

And now, the brand new video for Janelle Monae's new single, "Tightrope," featuring Big Boi. Not only does the clip contain ample amounts of toe-tipping and hallway grooving, but it also pays tribute to one of Hollywood's first independent, avant garde filmmakers, Maya Deren. See the mirror men?…