Janelle Monae Is in Rap Mode on New Song “Django Jane”
Janelle Monae is prepping her first album in five years, Dirty Computer, and today (Feb. 24), we get a taste of the project on the new song, "Django Jane."
The track finds JM tapping into a hip-hop vein and seriously going hard with the rap bars. The singer chooses a heavy-hitting track, as the punching bass kicks drive the instrumental.
"This is my palace, champagne in my chalice/I got it all covered like a wedding band," she raps. "Wondaland, so my alias is Alice/And we gon' start a motherfuckin' pussy riot/Or we gon' have to put 'em on a pussy diet/Look at that, I guarantee I got 'em quiet/Look at that, I guarantee they all inspired/A-town, made it out there/Straight out of Kansas City, yeah we made it out there/Celebrated, graduated, made it pass, fail/Sassy, classy, Kool-Aid with the kale."
The visual is directed by Andrew Donoho and finds Janelle playing the role of crown-holder as she takes he place on her throne, while surrounded by a group of women who look like they mean business. They later break out into a choreographed dance routine while Janelle spits her bars.
Dirty Computer will be the follow-up album to Janelle's critically-acclaimed LP, Electric Lady, which featured Prince, Solange, Esperanza Spalding, Erykah Badu and Miguel on the hit single, "PrimeTime." The new album is slated to drop on April 27.
Check out Janelle Monae's "Django Jane" video below.
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