Janelle Monáe ft. Big Boi: “Tightrope”

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Our favorite young performer Janelle Monáe has released the first single from her upcoming album, The ArchAndroid, to be released on May 18th. According to JanelleMonae.com, the second single will be available on her site tomorrow, while a music video for “Tightrope ft. Big Boi” is currently in pre-production. She also was booked for the 2010 Lilith Tour, so keep an eye out for tour dates and details.

Janelle Monáe – “Tightrope ft. Big Boi” (download MP3 from Refined Hype)
 

And if you missed it, check the video of Janelle at Skybar in LA last year.

SXSW 2009: Kanye West, Common, Erykah Badu, Devo, Red Riders, Big Boi and More

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Kanye West at the Levi’s/Fader Fort © Seher Sikandar

SXSW 2009: Kanye West, Common, Erykah Badu, Devo, Red Riders, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, Big Boi, Janelle Monáe, Chin Chin, Beach House, Solange, Kid Cudi

Austin’s South By Southwest Festival is four days of new bands eking out a following and amplifying their buzz while established acts assert their influence or grasp at a comeback. Giant Step’s Resident Mawuse Ziegbe took in as much of the long lines, late nights and musical highs as she could. Here’s her review of a weekend of sounds in the South.

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