What The Fuck Is Going On With Janelle Monae’s Music?

by Shelt Garner

I love Janelle Monae’s early stuff. It’s great. But her latest stuff. Yuck. It makes me wonder if maybe the fact that Big Boi and Prince were mentoring her caused her to be as unique and interesting as she was when she first burst onto the scene.

These days….oh boy. She just seems like she’s trying the fuck hard. She wants to be really, really mainstream. I’m all for mainstream pop — Dua Lipa does a great job of it — but I think Monae would be best served by picking a lane. She should either pivot back into really weird rap R&B or she should go really hard into pop rock.

This drivel she’s doing these days breaks my heart.

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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