Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Janelle Monáe

Before she took the Interwebz and the electro-funk-soul underground by storm performing as her cyborg alter ego Cindy Mayweather, Janelle Monáe paid her dues on Big Boi Presents...Got Purp? Vol. 2, the Idlewild soundtrack and her own 2003 solo release The Audition. Below is a sampling from each release:

You gotta love that kind of versatility. And when both your face and your voice rival each other with their immense beauty, you're quite the force to be reckoned with. Throw in quirky charisma and a willingness to overstep boundaries that need to crossed and get her current persona:

We need more Janelle Monáes...

1 bugged out:

leandra said...

they re-released the metropolis lp with 2 more songs yesterday. to me, it indicates why she doesn't need puffy. the two extras, smile and mr. president, are definite passes and completely unrelated to the theme of the metropolis suite and cyndi mayweather.

thanks for nothing, bad boy.