What do you get when you are in the presence of a bold, energetic, intelligent, beautiful trendsetting fearless uniformed woman who breaks barriers unapologetically musically >?….You Get Janelle Monae, who is such an inspiration to me and should be for so many other women and young ladies! She has not been conformed by the sexism or industry standards, she has remained determined and focused on her purpose and craft. SInce starting out with Bad Boy with Puff daddy to creating her own Movement! Now gracing covers, and being the spokeswoman for Make Up Brand Cover Girl. She exudes such sassyness, sophistication , and an energetic spirit! She is amazing! With her New release in which i am highly anticipating ..Titled Electric Lady, features, Miguel, Erykah badu, and the one and only Prince! Yes thats right Prince will be collaborating on the highly anticipated Album due out late this year!! When asked about her collaboration with Erykah badu and highly electric lady in her own right..
Janelle said ” On the inspiration behind “Q.U.E.E.N.”
I feel like there are constant parallels with me as a woman, being an African-American woman, to what it means for the community that people consider to be queer, the community of immigrants and the Negroid-the combination between the ‘N’ and the android. All of us have very similar fights with society and oppressors, with those who are not about love, who are more about judging. There are two different types of people: Some people come into this world to judge, some people come into this world to jam. Which one are you? It’s a question we should all ask ourselves. My job is to create art that starts a dialogue, to create songs and lyrics that ask society these questions, by using myself as a sacrificial lamb.
And working with Prince ” On Working With Prince
We are great friends, and he is a mentor to us, to me. It’s a beautiful thing to have a friend — someone who cares about your career, and wants to see you go far and to push boundaries and shake up the world — give whatever they possibly can to the cause.I had a chance to produce an icon. It’s not every day that he collaborates. I’m honored and humbled that he trusted me. He is forever my friend, and I am forever indebted. I can’t say too much else about it.
And on her Goals as a Musician “On Her Goals
I never liked people telling me what to do. I also wanted to own something: I’ve always had this thought of owning my own label, of being in charge of my words, my art, everything you hear. My goal wasn’t to be the most famous person overnight — it was to make music on my own terms, develop myself and understand if my words were necessary to young people like myself and to make my family proud.
I cant wait to hear her Album!! I am such a stan for eclectic artistic musicians!! #Brave Stars this is one you cant sleep on!!!#B.Brave