Fresh Black Girls: Janelle Monae!
I always immediately like anyone who’s different, especially a black girl who looks like a lady. Janelle Monae, who you may remember from Outkast’s “Morris Brown” video rocking a sweet ‘fro, has an album coming out on August 21. I listened to a few of the tracks and they are weeeeird, but in a way I can appreciate from listening to Outkast, Bjork, Tricky, and The Mars Volta, and her voice is interesting, too. Word also has it that Andre 3000 spent many an hour working on it, which is a good sign. Whenever someone is this off-beat it makes you wonder if they’re trying too hard; from one weirdo to another I can tell she’s genuinely slightly off, which I adore. She’s also supercute and could be a bit of a style icon someday!