DAY 95 GRAMMY CHASE: MANY MOONS OF MONAE

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:

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