New Music: Janelle Monáe f/ Big Boi – ‘Tightrope’

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe takes on alligators and rattlesnakes on the funky, Big Boi-assisted “Tightrope,” the first single from The ArchAndroid, her full-length debut album, due May 18. The Bad Boy signee pulls inspiration from musicians and visionaries including Salvador Dalí, Walt Disney, OutKast, Stevie Wonder, and Andy Warhol.

Download: Janelle Monáe f/ Big Boi – “Tightrope”

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9 Comments

  1. mrstackhouse

    I love her can’t wait for the album :)

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  2. dr

    yeessssssssssssss janelle ..she is givin it
    janelle!!!

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  3. javonscott

    her EP was classic!

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  4. Billy

    This song is superb. Early contender for best female vocal performance? I will definitely be buying this album.

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  5. chazz

    I like her! Can’t want to see what else she has to offer.

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  6. Elton

    Idk I love her last LP but this song!?!? Because there is no them I don’t like it !!!! Good song but for janelle not a good song

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  7. dustin

    genius!

    met her when she opened for jamie lidell in los angeles. she was incredible, pitch perfect live.

    i was worried about the state of her album because everything at bad boy is in limbo. at least diddy has the sense to continue forward with her even if he abandoned the rest of his roster.

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  8. tell'em

    Lookin’ forward to her album. Shes extremely talented.

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  9. emery

    get elevated indeed! thanks to iTunes got this and “cold war” on repeat . love these songs. love this artist. always so fresh.

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