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Pharrell Previews His Hidden Figures Soundtrack at TIFF

One of the buzzier titles at this year's Toronto International Film Festival is Hidden Figures, the Space Race-era drama about three African-American women mathematicians working at NASA: Mary Jackson (played by…
Anna Gaca / September 11, 2016

Despite Stacked Lineup, Afropunk Is Still ‘the Other Black’

You know when it’s Afropunk weekend in Brooklyn. The black women with brightly dyed hair, septum piercings, and round shades; the fellas in African-patterned garbs…
Brian Josephs / August 29, 2016

Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe Help President Obama Wish Daughter Malia a Happy Birthday

Last night, President Obama threw our nation one of its coolest birthday parties yet, a Fourth of July White House BBQ with special appearances from…
Andrew Unterberger / July 5, 2016

Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe to Play Nation’s Coolest Fourth of July Barbecue

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have booked Kendrick Lamar and Janelle Monáe to play the official White House Independence Day barbecue, Politico reports. The…
Anna Gaca / July 2, 2016

The Roots, Janelle Monáe, Erykah Badu, and More Honor Prince at the BET Awards

The BET Awards marked the late Prince tonight, with tributes from the Roots, Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Jennifer Hudson, Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly, Bilal, and…
Anna Gaca / June 27, 2016

BET Awards Announce Prince Tribute Lineup Featuring Sheila E, the Roots, D’Angelo, and Janelle Monáe

The BET Awards, like quite a few other Twitter users, were not feeling Madonna's tribute to Prince at the recent Billboard Music Awards. "Yeah, we saw…
Anna Gaca / June 7, 2016

Afropunk Festival 2016 Lineup: Ice Cube, TV on the Radio, Tyler, the Creator, and More

The lineup for the 2016 Afropunk Festival is out, and Ice Cube, TV on the Radio, and Tyler, the Creator are set to take the…
James Grebey / April 19, 2016

Grimes Brought Out Janelle Monáe and Aristophanes at Coachella

Grimes performed yesterday at Coachella, where she played tracks from her latest release, last year's excellent Art Angels, and 2012's Visions. She also brought out…
Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2016

Watch Janelle Monáe Dance to Madonna’s ‘Express Yourself’ in New Super Bowl Ad

Janelle Monáe — part-android, Wondaland Records anchor, and all-around pop star we do not deserve — stars in Pepsi Cola's retro-themed new Super Bowl ad. It…
Brennan Carley / February 4, 2016

Janelle Monae on Iggy Azalea Controversy: ‘She Steal From Us, We Steal Back’

Wondaland Records labelmates (and artistic kindred spirits) Janelle Monae and Jidenna visited Hot 97's "Ebro in the Morning" show earlier this week to talk about…
Andrew Unterberger / August 15, 2015

Janelle Monáe and Jidenna Do ‘Yoga’ Together on ‘The Today Show’

Janelle Monáe's Wondaland crew releases their Eephus EP today and in celebration the honcho turned up on The Today Show to offer a rendition of…
Colin Joyce / August 14, 2015

Janelle Monáe and Wondaland Records Bring Emotional Justice to ‘Hell You Talmbout’

Janelle Monáe & Wondaland Records have just released "Hell You Talmbout," a powerful new single that comes just a day before the release of the record…
Brennan Carley / August 13, 2015

The Wondaland Records Crew Throw Out Their Scripts For ‘The Eephus’ EP

"Wondaland [Records] is a magic place," says Nate Wonder of funk-folk duo Deep Cotton at the beginning of a short film, Wondaland: Welcome to the…
Harley Brown / August 12, 2015

Jidenna Takes Dapper to a New Level in ‘Classic Man (Remix)’ Video

Stylish gentleman and singer Jidenna has a new video out for the Kendrick Lamar-assisted "Classic Man (Remix)." Featuring K.Dot and Wondaland…
Rachel Brodsky / July 15, 2015

Duran Duran Share First New Single in Four Years, ‘Pressure Off’

Duran Duran are back with their first new single in four years: a funk-tinged, heavily harmonized track called "Pressure Off." Featuring guitar licks from Chic…
Rachel Brodsky / June 20, 2015

The Internet Announce ‘Ego Death’ LP, Featuring Tyler, the Creator, Janelle Monae, and More

Odd Future-affiliated R&B band the Internet has announced their return. The Syd tha Kyd-fronted act will release their latest LP Ego Death on June 30,…
Colin Joyce / June 2, 2015

Janelle Monae Does ‘Yoga’ with Jidenna on ‘Fallon’

Janelle Monae has made no secret her love of yoga, and now she's made it into the fittingly titled "Yoga," which she brought to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy…
Harley Brown / May 19, 2015

Janelle Monae and Jidenna Stretch ‘Yoga’ to Its Bendiest Limits

Janelle Monae has always been the type of singer to skirt the line between innovative electro-R&B and soul and mainstream pop, cleverly playing with listeners'
Brennan Carley / April 13, 2015

Beyonce, Solange, Dirty Projectors, and More Pay Tribute to D’Angelo’s ‘Voodoo’

D'Angelo's seminal album Voodoo recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, and Solange's website Saint Heron hosted several moving tributes to the iconic record from more than a dozen musicians it inspired.
James Grebey / February 4, 2015

The 25 Best Music Videos of 2014

Music videos took a bonkers turn in 2014: "Weird Al" Yankovic reveled in all things tasteless, Pee-Wee Herman played a loony race-car driver, butts hit peak ubiquity,…
SPIN Staff / December 30, 2014
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