Janelle Monae, Janelle Monae, Janelle Monae! This woman is out of this world, futuristic funky and has voice that that would blow your socks if you wore them with snow boots in the winter. I saw her in concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles when she toured with Erykah Badu and Lupe Fiasco. Read my review of her performance and her art on the Huffington Post. Unlike so many other newcomers in music who sing and rap about the same stuff--money, women, sex and clubbing (yawwwnnnn), Monae is giving us substance. Her lyrics are clever and deep, she can sing. I'm not talking about she sounds good with autotone, but she studied music in New York. For all my readers in London she's headed your way July 1 and she's also going to be doing some stops for Lilith Fair in the U.S. I've been listening to her new album The ArchAndroid so much that when it's stuck in my head. So I had to stop. I haven't been this hyped over a female artist since Lauryn Hill.
Read my review on Huffington Post and let me know what you think. Comments are REALLY Appreciated.