janelle monae: funky town tight rope


was flipping through videos today and came across this little funkstress’s tightrope video. first off its refreshing to see a “no tits-and-ass” in a R&B/funk/soul/hip hop music video. the retro references of motown, james brown, and street music of the 60’s are just lovely and well done, not to mention that our girl happens to float like a butterfly. the beat and her moves remind me of andre benjamin (andre 3000), one of the coolest brothers in the business. i was sure his hand was involved in this but sad to find out that it was p.diddy who signed her. at least they got big boi on there. well done beautiful girl. by m+m