Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Janelle Monae on NPR's Fresh Air

An interview with Janelle Monae aired yesterday on NPR's Fresh Air radio show. Full audio can be heard online at
Fresh Air, is an hour-long interview show broadcast on 500 public radio stations across the country with 5 million listeners weekly.
Songs from Metropolis:The Chase Suite (Special Edition) will be played.

Janelle Monae
By: Scott Gries

Janelle Monae has said she uses her imagination as an escape from a rough childhood, which was marked by her father's addiction to drugs.

Fresh Air from WHYY, June 17, 2009 · Janelle Monae, the singer, songwriter and performer from Kansas City, blends cabaret, soul, funk and rock 'n roll in her music.

Her 2007 debut album Metropolis: The Chase Suite featured a character named Cindi Mayweather, Monae's android alter-ego from the year 2719. "Many Moons," a single off the album, earned the singer a Grammy nomination, and helped Monae catch the ear of Sean "Diddy" Combs, who signed her to his Bad Boy roster and re-released the album.

In 2005, Outkasts's Big Boi included two of her songs on his compilation, Got Purp?, Vol. 2. Monae also performed in Outkast's Idlewild soundtrack.

See this article here!

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