In the words of my man TrevThorne, Janelle Monae is the female version of Andre 3000, given her dance, her creativity and risks she takes in music. There is also a reason why this particular song has a look, feel and sound of an Outkast joint with the rhythm of “Bombs Over Baghdad” or “Ghetto Musick,” its because this single by Janelle Monae, “Many Moons” was co-produced by Big Boi. Janelle was featured on “I Want to Work for Diddy” as she was one of Bad Boys new artists and it was high-time for promotion for which contestants had to put together a debut/release party.
Her body of work is pretty consistent and certainly keeps her standing out from her peers. Janelle was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards, losing out to India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore for the song, “Pearls.” I have a feeling she’ll return to the ballots again.
Janelle’s latest offering: