Welcome to the world of “Dirty Computer,” where marginalised people fight to exist in a world that wants to rid them of their “dirt” (read: difference). Janelle Monáe’s “emotion picture” ties her recent music videos into one cohesive, Afro-futuristic whole, a project that you need to take some time out to watch.
A Tribe Called Quest have released their ‘final’ video for ‘The Space Program’ from their last studio album, “We got it from Here … Thank You 4 Your service.” Premiering and only exclusively available to watch via Apple Music, the star-studded visuals offers plenty of Easter eggs for your viewing pleasure.
Today, Janelle Monáe shared two songs from her soon-to-be-released new album, “Dirty Computer” — ‘Make Me Feel’ and ‘Django Jane’ — with accompanying visuals, which were respectively directed by Alan Ferguson and Andrew Donoho & Chuck Lightning. Both videos are anthemic and powerful. Watch them now.
Roman GianArthur is a member of Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Arts Society, the group of Atlanta R&B weirdos that also counts “Classic Man” singer Jidenna among its ranks.
GianArthur’s latest trick is OK Lady, an EP of Radiohead covers mashed up with D’Angelo covers and reimagined as art-damaged R&B. We’ve chosen to highlight his cover of ‘No Surprises’ featuring #bosslady Janelle Monáe.
New artist Jidenna is creating a huge buzz for himself at the moment – especially after his recent performance at the 2015 BET Awards.
And now it’s your turn to get to know the newcomer.
Wake up your ears and mind with Jidenna and Kendrick Lamar on the freshly relinquished “Classic Man” remix off Wondaland’s forthcoming ‘Eephus’ EP, out August 14th.