Friday May 17
The F-Word Blog
Aiming for the moon
Cazz Blase listens to Laura Mvula's debut album, Sing to the Moon, and finds there is much more to her wider output than the upbeat single 'Green Garden' would suggest Birmingham singer/songwriter Laura Mvula has a degree in composition from the Birmingham Conservatoire, learned the music composition app GarageBand while working as a supply teacher ... (more)
Wed May 15, 2013
Janelle Monae: Show Preview
There are few rising R&B stars as stylishly ambitious - and consistently satisfying - as Janelle Monae .
Thu May 09, 2013
'Round the Way: Kendrick Lamar Talks Women, God & Success w/ Erykah Badu for 'Interview'
First lady of Neo-Soul and fellow raconteur Erykah Badu conducted an all-too-compelling Q&A with 25-year old Kendrick Lamar.
Wed May 08, 2013
Salt Lake Tribune
Flaming Lips part of hot Twilight Concert Series lineup
Performers for this summer's 26th annual Twilight Concert Series were announced Wednesday by the Salt Lake City Arts Council.
Janelle Monae - Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu [Video]
Janelle Monae just released the video to a single off her upcoming album, Electric Lady.
Tue May 07, 2013
Erykah Badu / D'angelo
She grew up listening to '70s soul and '80s hip-hop, but Erykah Badu drew more comparisons to Billie Holiday upon her breakout in 1997, after the release of her first album, Baduizm.
Mon May 06, 2013
Bonobo Mixes Electronics and Live Musicians at the Warfield, 5/3/13
Bonobo Erykah Badu aka DJ Low Down Loretta Brown El Ten Eleven Friday, May 3, 2013 The Warfield Electronic dance music, when paired with live instrumentation, can have disastrous results: a tenor sax player, wearing Tevas, soloing endlessly over a pre-programmed keyboard pattern; a live drummer struggling to stay in sync with looped beats; a ... (more)
Wed May 01, 2013
See Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu Escape Their Space-Shackles in 'Q.U.E.E.N.'
Late last month, we heard the first taste of Janelle MonA e's second album - The Electric Lady , due out this fall - and it was hardly your standard hype-building fare.
Janelle Monae Blends High Art And Socially Conscious Twerking With...
A description of Janelle Monae would include mentioning four different genres, an assortment of characters and her statuesque beauty.
Erykah Badu Promises Soulquarians' Return, Remembers Dilla at RBMA
Last night at Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Heights, the elusive Erykah Badu spoke in detail about her career for roughly an hour as part of an event hosted by Red Bull Music Academy.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Spotify The Essential Neo-Soul Playlist
The return of Erykah Badu on Janelle Monae 's new song, " Q.U.E.E.N. ", reminded us of a genre that hasn't seen much love in the past few years: Neo Soul.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
All About Jazz
CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Juliette Farrell Releases 'Brand New" an Infectious New Single
Juliette Farrell is a neo soul/Nu Jazz singer/songwriter from Birmingham United Kingdom, Juliette has been compared to Neo soul greats such as Jill Scott and Erykah Badu.
The New Zealand Herald
Album review: Bonobo, The North Borders
The best of the downbeat electronic albums reviewed here is the brainchild of British knob- twiddler Simon Green.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Janelle Monae debuts new single 'Q.U.E.E.N.' featuring Erykah Badu
On April 22 American R&B and soul musician Janelle Monae debuted her new single "Q.U.E.E.N." featuring Erykah Badu on Atlantic Records' SoundCloud page .
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Creative Loafing Atlanta
Tracklist: Ciara throws a party
You are a flawless queen, and this photog ban only serves to highlight a mortal - of which we know you most certainly are not - insecurity.
Hear Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu's Self-Empowering Soul-Funk Workout 'Q.U.E.E.N.'
Janelle MonA e's busy three years since her her masterful astral-R&B debut The ArchAndroid have raised plenty of reasons to worry she might fall off.
Must-Listen: Hear Janelle Monae's New Song 'Q.U.E.E.N' Featuring Erykah Badu
ESSENCE festival headliner, Janelle Monae dropped the first single off her highly anticipated album, The Electric Lady , entitled "Q.U.E.E.N." The funky melody featuring neo-soul diva Erykah Badu boasts a jazzy 80s feel, as the two croon of embracing their quirks and getting down in celebration of what makes them different.