1.23.2009
[Janelle Monae]
"I'm an alien from outer space; I'm a cybergirl without a face, a heart or a mind."

Allow me this moment to sidestep a little...

With her hair did into that individualistic 'do, Janelle Monae is, needless to say, a lady of character. This Atlanta native - I really don't want to say Atlantean - must have different cogs turning in her mind. A hidden gem of sorts, Janelle Monae's offbeat demeanor permeates into her musical style resulting in what can only be described as the product of an endless imagination. Pulling influences from wherever she sees fit, Janelle Monae's music concludes into a glorious mix of hip-hop, R&B, funk, motown and just all the things that manage to get you moving.

Various Songs From Metropolis: The Chase Suite (all songs are right click - save as):
Violet Stars Happy Hunting!!!
Many Moons

Learn more at her site.
Be her friend!

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5 Comments:
Blogger Chelsea said...
I don't really stray from rock but this is really refreshing! Great songs and yeah very danceable

Anonymous Timothy said...
Definitely interesting but really good stuff

Anonymous Nick said...
She's actually not an Atlanta native. She's from Kansas City, MO, originally.

Blogger Brad aka Penguin said...
Chelsea - I'm not one to genre-jump often either, but things like this can definitely draw me out.

Timothy - Glad you like...

Nick - Consider me corrected. I must have been really distracted with just trying to avoid calling her an Atlantean and went straight to calling her an Atlanta native.

Anonymous Elle said...
Janelle Monae makes good music. Has anyone heard her new music "Come Alive (War of the Roses)"?? It's pretty sweet. You can download it for free at kiasoulcollective.com!!