New Music: Janelle Monae Ft. Big Boi – Tight Rope

by Yvette Travillian

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Janelle Monae released her first single off of her new  album this week called Tight Rope featuring Big Boi from Outkast and it’s pretty nice.

She is set to begin a mini promotional tour next month, and her  first stop will be here in DC on March 15 at the Black Cat – which we will definitely be checking out. More tour dates and information are available on her website

Judging from Tight Rope her new album The ArcAndroid, set to come out May 18, should be as innovative and funky as her past work. And being that it’s a tough world out there for black female/alternative artists… I wish Janelle much success with this project and hope that she gets the recognition she truly deserves.