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Janelle Monáe featuring Erykah Badu - “QUEEN”

Janelle Monáe featuring Erykah Badu - “QUEEN”

on Apr 24 in Erykah BaduJanelle MonaeR&B

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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!



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