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Pharrell Releases New Songs “Runnin’” and “Surrender”

posted by Oscar October 24, 2016

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Pharrell has shared two new songs that he’s contributing for the original soundtrack for upcoming film Hidden Figures, about NASA scientists working on the Apollo 11 moon mission which stars Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, and Taraji P. Henson as the protagonists.

The new tracks are “Runnin'” and “Surrender,” the latter is in collaboration with Lalah Hathaway. Along with fronting the musical aspects of scoring the film, Pharrell also helped produce the film. Check out the new songs below. Continue Reading

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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016 Lineup Announced, feat. Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Chili Peppers

posted by Oscar January 19, 2016

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016

The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced and it will be headlined by Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Neil Young. The top of the bill aren’t the only names to get excited about, with big names like Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Beck, Van Morrison, Julio Iglesias (wtf??), J. Cole, and My Morning Jacket also included on the roster.

Also headed to NoLA April 22-May 1 this year are Ms. Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monáe, Snoop Dogg, Gary Clark Jr., Mavis Staples, The Isley Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and more.

See the full day-by-day schedule and ticket info on the festival’s website.

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New Project: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – ‘Surf’

posted by Oscar May 28, 2015

Donnie Trumpet Surf

It’s finally here… The long wait for new project Surf, from Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment (the band which includes Chance The Rapper) is over with the official release just minutes ago. It’s the first free release ever on the digital music store.

Get it for FREE now on iTunes.

Hit the jump to see the track list and to stream Surf. Continue Reading

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Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Frank Ocean

posted by Oscar February 20, 2014

Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup

Last night, one of America’s most important festivals announced its lineup and it’s one for the ages. While this one isn’t one of the 40 fests a reunited OutKast would perform at, it does however feature the like of Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend and the legendary Elton John. Also making appearances in Manchester, TN between June 12-15th will be Phoenix, Chance The Rapper, Neutral Milk Hotel, Ms. Lauryn Hill and many more.

On the comedy side you can see the likes of Ed Helms, Taran Killam and Hannibal Buress. See the full list in the poster above.

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Janelle Monáe feat. Miguel-PrimeTime

posted by Alberto August 19, 2013

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Janelle Monáe has linked up with Miguel for the latest single off of The Electric Lady. This is a very dope collaboration. Listen to “PrimeTime”  up above and be sure to pre-order Monáe’s album here.

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Video: Janelle Monáe Performs Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing” on ‘Fallon’

posted by Oscar April 2, 2013

Is there anyone in Rock history more badass than Jimi Hendrix? His latest album People, Hell and Angels featuring previously-unearthed material was recently released and even debuted at number 2 on the Billboard charts. To support the album’s release and to honor the guitar legend, Janelle Monáe headed over to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and performed the Hendrix classic “Little Wing” alongside The Roots and Kellindo Parker on guitar. The cover was indeed pretty good. “Little Wing” is easily one of Hendrix’s best songs and it proves its timelessness as it sounded just as soulful, powerful and fresh as ever through Monáe’s rendition of it.

See it above.