I have such a crush on Janelle Monae. My brother gets to see her live this October, and I'm green with jealousy. She's got a fantastic mix of musical style, and her messages are always positive (and, to me, are cross-race, cross-gender: the voice of my generation as it searches to define itself and heal the world).
She also makes every music video a story that builds on an existing tale (from previous music videos), of a dystopian future where music and dance are the only way to combat oppression and homogeny. I would LOVE to be her wardrobe designer!
Her latest album, The Electric Lady, is just as good as her previous one (The ArchAndroid). I just love the powerful, positive message of this one...
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