I’m a fan. Janelle Monae can do all. She’s beautiful, she sings, she dances. She sings well and with a polish you don’t hear anymore. She’s so Judy garland to me. Would it kill some of these singers to enunciate?
Oh what a change of pace Janelle Monae is from the usual minimally talented R&B strumpets in various states of undress. I’ve had more than one conversation along the lines of “Damn, why can’t she get a break?”
She’s down with Diddy now and that concerns me greatly. In fact Jay Electronica hanging out with Diddy also greatly concerns me. Wherever they are I hope Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and maybe Homeboy Sandman stay far far away from Sean Papa Diddy Pop Combs.
Can I be in a country that supports good American art without moving to Europe? Ditch the leak and buy the album.
Instead of a rant about that, here’s Ms. Monet performing her song “Tightrope” via hiphopdx.com off her new album The ArchAndroid in stores now. The first time I heard this song I wanted to see her perform it, it’s just that kind of song.
FREE DOWNLOAD: “Tightrope” (featuring Big Boi) below
“Tightrope” (featuring Big Boi) below