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New Janelle Monae – Tightrope


Janelle Monae

My favorite afro-futuristic Bobby Socks rockin songstress is back again with Tightrope a upbeat track harkening back to the days of the mid to late 90’s classic Dungeon Family production.

Janelle never disapoints and i have been a fan since seeing her perform at Jazzmans Cafe When i was at Morehouse when she FIRST moved to Atlanta from Oklahoma. Jaspects were her backing band at the weekly open mic; everybdy in that room knew we were seeing something special. Then the family and friends premiere of the Metropolis suite at The Wondaland Arts Society a.k.a. their house. So many memories being deeply involved in that creative-intellectual circle.

I think she has been stifled as the most active member of the Purple Ribbon Label, she would have been off with Andre than Big Boi. But, I know Big Boi snapped her up because she has the makings of a female Andre Benjamin. Her focus and creativity are not to be questioned. Now Big Boi on her tracks, thats questionable…

To hear Tight rope click HERE to go to the page

2 Comments leave one →
  1. aestar101 permalink
    02/11/2010 17:57

    I like how it has a Rick James feel to it.

  2. aestar101 permalink
    02/11/2010 17:59

    not Rick James, James Brown.

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