Saturday, May 17, 2008

Janelle Monae, a Violet Happy Star

I saw below video of Janelle Monae performing Violet Happy Stars Happy Hunting on AnyOne Girl and I thought I'd share. She's being called Grace Jones meets Amy Winehouse. At first I was skeptical as she is signed to Bad Boy Entertainment and looks a little of the moment "I'm so avant garde in the mainstream" cliche but her lyrics got me hooked. She sings "Teacher teacher please reach those girls in them videos, those little girls just broken queens confusing bling for soul" after that I was sold. If this is the kind of girl who is set out to conquer the pop charts, I'm all for it! 

Check for yourself, see video here.