In recent years we have seen several notable artists deviate musically from what is perceived as their normal talents. Some of them refer to it as a natural progression, rationalizing that they are merely expanding upon their musical horizons....I call bullshit. Most times these attempts are forced, forged efforts to get a green piece of paper.
Fortunately, Bad Boy signee, Janelle Monàe, is not one of those aforesaid artists. This self proclaimed,
alien from outer space, is definitely an artist to look out for in the months to come. I liken listening to her EP, Metropolis: The Chase Suite, to Alice falling down the rabbit hole and discovering Wonderland. Janelle's music charms listeners into a world filled with cosmic musical delights which I am quite sure would equate to one hell of a live show. My only concern is that like many before her, she does not succumb to the ills of the Bad Boy label. But if she stays true to herself, P.Diddy can only hope to contain her raw talent.
TURN OFF THE RADIO!