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Check out a few photos of Janelle Monae for her cover story with Pitch Fork [dot] com she goes in-depth about her music from the past and now and even talks about how Diddy is scared of messing it up! See a excerpt below and click the link after for the rest! Janelle’s next album Electric Ladyis dropping in 5 Days [09/10/13] I heard the entire album exclusively and it’s pretty dope!!
“He was like, ‘I’m at the point in my career where I want to be known for putting out something creative,’” Monáe recalls.
It might sound like a dream scenario for a young artist trying to gain a foothold, but Monáe met Diddy’s interest with skepticism. “I didn’t trust labels,” she says. “I thought they’d immediately try to change my image, change my style, make me relax my hair.” So she first put him on the phone with her lawyer and then suggested he set aside a taping of his reality show “Making of the Band” to fly down to Atlanta for a release party for her Metropolis EP.
He obliged, providing Monáe with satisfactory paperwork, and the wheels began to turn toward an “artistic partnership”—not a traditional deal—between Wondalandand Bad Boy. The major stipulations were that Monáe and her collective would retain full control over their music and brand. “Diddy is very afraid to mess it up,” Monáe says. “And he should be.”
"Somewhere along the way, R&B got lost——gatekeepers have recycled sounds and kept up, musicianship has declined. I really did want to make one of the greatest R&B albums of this year, but I want to innovate as welll."
After just releasing her single “Primetime” featuring Miguel, covers the latest issue of VIBE VIXEN where she dishes about her upcoming album The Electric Lady (September 10th). Inside her interview she expresses, what it means to be an “Electric Lady” saying, “An electric lady is quirky, unafraid, epic and ‘nicety’—that’s when you’re being nice and nasty, noble and naughty, all at the same damn time.”
When discussing how life has changed since she entered the music business, Janelle said,
“I’ve evolved. When you realize it’s your responsibility to be a leader and create the world that you want to see, you have to do it. It’s my responsibility to create music and come up with ideas that keep my community first.”
On having kids: “When the time is right, everything is about timing. But, right now I’m giving birth to this album.”
On being an artist: “I was inspired to create a female rock star. I think an electric lady isn’t to be marginalized. As the narrator and creator of these characters, I have lived by not making myself a slave to my own interpretations of who I am or a slave to your interpretations or anybody’s interpretations of who I am.”
Check out a few of the behind the scenes photos (and on of my favs) during my photo-shoot with singer Kasi Jones for her upcoming album EP Cover Art and Digital Booklet debuting next week! Entitled Beautiful Liar; a beautifully told story of the makings and “breakings” of love.
This scene is one of her very personal songs entitled ‘Anymore’. We took a page of inspiration from the vintage book of Dorothy Dandridge (bottom photo) with a hint of 80’s influence mixed with the future of music! I’m so excited for you all to see the end result and to hear an awesome EP! If you like alternative soul/rock and funk then this EP (Beautiful Liar by Kasi Jones) will be for you! xxo
Check out a few photos from Beyoncès concert (touring) Mrs. Carter Show World Tour that surfaced online a couple weeks ago. Haven’t been able to post frequently as I like. These feature photos of Bey playing up a variety of looks inspired by ancient Egyptian, Royal Victorian and urban contemporary styles.
In a few of the pics, she’s drenched in all white like a snow queen, while in others, she poses in couture pieces from designers such as Kenzo, Julien Macdonald, Amato Couture, and Roberto Cavalli. She even ditches her signature blonde tresses for straight black hair in a few dope shots which gives her a look reminiscent of the late singer Aaliyah. Word!
Be sure to catch Beyoncé headline and see a whole host of other powerful female artists/performers on the ‘Women For Change’ benefit concert premiering LIVE Sunday June 2nd, 2013 on NBC.
Janelle Monáe Q.U.E.E.N Music Video made its debut last night! Needless, to say I think it D.O.P.E!
"Will you be electric sheep? Electric ladies, will you sleep? Or will you preach?"
(I chose the latter!) I’m loving this song she’s definitely a modern version of what Lauryn Hill could have been after her first album, making statements that not only move you but keep you entertained! I love her and Erykah Badu (whose featured) makes a fierce appearance with big golden curly locks to match! They get down! Janelle’s new album ‘Electric Lady’ is set for an Autumn drop. xxo
So listen, if you follow my blog you know what type of music I’m into (alternative, mellow, electric pop, dance, hip-hop/pop, hard beats, soul and on and on)….
Teresa Jenee is one of those artist you need to watch. She’s peeking into the current music sludge with refreshing hopeful lyrics combined with Pharrell/ N.E.R.D like beats that keep you dreaming and thinking. Her voice is a mix of the gospel powerhouse Kim Burrell, lyrical stylings of Lauryn Hill with a hint of Prince. If your looking for a dope mixtape to bump for the rest of the summer to keep you motivated, then get on this “Odyssey Eclectic” Trip called ELECTRIC YELLOW by TERE$▲JENEE. #ThankMeLater
It’s a Tahitian Vanilla type of Saturday afternoon…
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