Posts Tagged ‘janelle monae’


08.12.08 update

August 12, 2008

i had a great post lined up for the public today, episode one of the in-crowd chronicles: a series offering guide to invade the incrowd. but my laziness prevailed so the viewers have to wait another twenty four hours to be blessed by my impeccable writing. so today i’ll just update you on my daily moves and pickups.

i woke up at excactly 8.34 am due to the constant texting to my blackberry [by the way i love that epic device] and i got on my daily grind, i began voyage for a new gym so i could get a preview into that new health + fitness plan that i had planned to commence on August 18, 2008 and i’m keeping my word on it, so stay tuned for body updates, lol. so i checked out the local YMCA that was just recently opened, no membership or anything. how i got in, no one really knows but i got to experience their facilitiy. not a bad place i may have to catch a membership for my three[x] a week fitness expidenture, so i did a little work out up there and got a few drops of sweat and felt proud of myself =]. from then i made a major move to the mall to eat and look around and scoop a couple of necessary components to my life.

old navy cargo shorts x old navy white tees x levi jeans x northface wasatch

if you aren’t jocking old navy, then you aren’t living ya life correctly, plain and simple. so i got all that today and then did a quick track workout to keep my game on point, i’m going big next year anticipate it. and i must shout out that janelle monae’s special edition of the chase came out today so i need you all to grab it at your local cd store or on itunes, like i did with this $10 itunes card that i was hooked up with for catching that wasatch northface, i’m loved. so that’s all i have for you today but definitely stay tuned for that in crowd chronicles that should be hitting the firefox screen tomorrow!


artist spotlight – janelle monáe

August 7, 2008

as part of my ambition to give my audience the scoop and update the community with anything worth noting, i have started this series of posts that introduces rising artists, no matter their genre. i want to throw out the best of the best that seem to be on their constant grind when it comes to their craft; therefore, they deserve to be recognized and encouraged.

with that being said i feel i should debut the series with this futuristic eargasmic female that goes by the name of janelle monáe. she’s not like the rest of the current female r&b artists, or whatever genre she may seem to claim [afro-punk], she attempts to take a different approach to her music. just being genuine with how she feels and what she does, her music tells stories! mr. wayne may claim to be a martian, but this chick, janelle, is naturally out of this world…and let me tell you how. she imagines, yes she imagines, an alternate universe in which robots fall in love with humans.

“Suspend disbelief for a moment, as you’re dropped mid-pursuit into a soaring sci-fi soundtrack. The lush orchestration experiments with elements of musical theater, funk and the dirty south. At one moment, Monáe’s voice takes on the metallic trill of Shirley Bassey, the next she’s an ethereal siren, followed by a bluesy soothsayer. “No alter ego for me, this android definitely exists,” says Monáe of Cindi Mayweather, the heroine of The Chase. Mayweather, she explains, is an “Alpha Platinum 9000 android.” She is on the run because she’s fallen in love with a human being, a situation that is verboten in the future landscape of Metropolis.” –

that is pretty much how ms. monáe imagines her make-belief world that she has used throughout her life. this young lady grew up in kansas city, kansas with her family but her childhood faced rough times due to her drug addicted father. there were certain periods in her life when her family struggled which were reasons why ms. monáe felt like creating her own perplexed world in a different realm and when things didn’t go her way in the big apple she packed her bags and flew to the netherlands. however, she eventually landed herself in the a where she felt she could start a movement in the area where her chief role models, outkast, started their own careers. *and of late 2007, ms. monáe had signed with diddy’s bad boy records, diddy saying it was a huge move!* but i feel janelle most definitely on trying to start over, to live life differently, as i onced imagined and using this unique angle in her music has landed her in front of me. i don’t even remember who or what put me onto janelle monáe but i’m glad they did it because she will be a name to know in a few years, mark me on it. her voice is soothing, she sings a story, and you can’t hate her cause what she does is admirable. i had her laying around in my itunes for too long and one day i had an instant eargasm, i then realized that i had to become a janelle monáe enthusiast, pronto! so i’m throwing up some loosies and her debut album, the audition.

*update 08.07.08: my man supanovi put me on and i realized i should throw you guys her first suite [part] of the chase – Metropolis Suite I of IV: The Chase. she came up with this idea to be able to throw consistent fire towards the itunes community by giving a little bit of something to keep her audience in awe and be ready for the next suite and on august 12 the chase (special edition) will be released, so stay tuned for that*

listen up! [cindi – party girl – my favorite nothing]

Janelle Monáe’s The Audition