Just from reading “Janelle Monáe featuring Erykah Badu - Q.U.E.E.N.”, I knew that I was in for a good time and the ladies do not disappoint. The Badu/Monáe is an epic collabo of BeyonGaga-ntuan proportions for the “alternative R&B” crowd.
Over a funky Prince-esque groove seemingly plucked from the 80s, J. Mo & La Badu have crafted a (sista) girl power anthem full of boasts of “serving face”, enviable tights rocking, and carefree “getting down”. Three minutes into the track, the ladies hit us with a funk nasty breakdown underscored by luscious cinematic strings which turns “Q.U.E.E.N.” into the soundtrack for a 70’s blaxploitation flick before Erykah delivers the final knockout punch spitting a few wicked bars over the track’s final moments.
The only thing that could possibly be better than this royal musical match-up would be the inevitable dope visuals that the ladies will undoubtedly cook up for the video. I’m waiting…
UPDATE: The video has been out for a minute now and it gives me exactly what I need. The most surprising bit? The fact that is Janelle and not Miz Badu spittin’ those verses at the end!
QsNewz is your headquarters for all things Q. It's your online destination to find out when is his next class, what are his thoughts on new music/fashion, where can you find his warm-up music, and how much time can you spend watching his videos. It is all that and plenty more, so pour yourself an icy beverage, kick back, click away and get you some newz... QsNewz!
© 2016 Q Pittman. All rights reserved.